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While most of us have been obsessing about the clothing to be worn on Valentine’s Day this week, there is one thing people often forget about until the last minute‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë¬¨‚àÇ your hair! While the right dress or outfit certainly can set the mood, what really changes the ambience of the moment is the way you have dressed up your hair, from eloquent and sophisticated to fun and flirty and even the more innocence of youth designs. There is always a new way to wear those tresses, no matter how long or short your hair may be. Plus, there are some that are just too perfect with certain hair colors. In order to help you decide on how exactly to finish up your look, we have put together a list of 10 pretty Valentine’s Day-worthy hairstyles.
#1: Pretty Twisted Half Up Hairstyle
If you like to twist your hair around a lot, then it might do to wear it in this particular design. It is sweet and fun, and quite perfect for the holidays, any type really. It has a romantic feel perfect for the day of love, a hairstyle fit for Valentine’s Day. If you want extra length, you can add in extensions.
First, pull your hair half up and secure, before taking out another section under it from around your ears and twisting them to the side. Hold in place with your hand as you fluff it out and secure with bobby pins. Take a section from the half up next, right on top of the rolled bit you have fastened in place, and do the same thing, pinning it beside the lower roll. The rest left on top you roll the opposite way, securing under the lowest roll. And that is it! It is easy, full of twists and rolls and perfect for any party you might be attending.
#2: The Double Dutch Braid Bun
An awesome look to use on any given day of the year, but especially romantic as a Valentine’s Day hairstyle, this look consists of you Dutch braining both sides of a center part and tying it in the back with a clear elastic before loosening them up a bit and making them look that much chunkier. The remaining hair should be sectioned off and braided into a three-strand braid at the bottom, leaving a good chunk unbraided over it. Take the hair left and combining with the braids, make a messy bun, wrapping the braids around it. Pin it in place, spray something to hold it as is and voila!
#3: Boho Braided Hair
This one is fairly easy and great for the girl who has a boho chic sense of style, sporty but girly at the same time, with barely a care in the world that she is willing to show off. It is a great Valentine’s Day hairstyle, working best on thick red hair, the Dutch braid along the crows nice and big, before the mass of hair is pulled into a mid-length ponytail, not too high, nor too low. The hair cascading down the back is there parted, with a small bit from one side braided beautifully so that it tapers off and blends in with the rest of the long, unruly hair. Positively delightful!
#4: Seashell Braid
If we are thinking romantic and sophisticated at the same time, this is probably the look we are going for. It is a gorgeous Dutch fishtail braid version. The best tip is that the larger the sections used, the quicker you finish with this rather easy design. Start with a Dutch fishtail from your temple, crossing under and adding hair as you go, until you reach the neck, where you taper off into a reverse fishtail. Secure the end, stretch out the hair and roll the end of the braid into a bun, thus creating a shell.
#5: Simple Clipped Hair
If we are talking Valentine’s Day hairstyles, we must mention the shoulder length look that is great at making the facial features pop. This means that no matter how short or long the hair, you can give it that special look. Here, you will not need bobby pins, but instead will require a lovely clip for your hair, maybe even a hair comb with lovely designs in order to prevent the strands in front from falling into your eyes. Lightly wave the hair itself, before pulling the first few strands from the side part each way it has been combed, securing it in place with a dark pin or something that is more likely to catch the eye.
#6: Heart Braid Hairstyle
Nothing says you are ready for the day of love better than a heart in your hair, created from pretty braids that have been twisted just so. You can thus literally wear your heart in your hair, perfect for Valentine’s Day. Take a one-inch section from your hair and do a simple three-strand braid. Do the same thing with a section a good gap apart from the first but level with it, before twisting each one to resemble the top of a heart and then connecting the ends, all sections secured with bobby pins.
#7: Twist and Mermaid Braid
We love long hair. And then there is extra-long hair that has been twisted and braided to our delight. Romantic hairstyles are a dime a dozen but this look is definitely worth creating, with a strand taken from just above the ears and twist across, fastening into place. There is a headband added over the crown, with a few little tendrils brought forward on one side to give a more innocent and youthful appeal. The hair left is then pulled lightly to the side as it is braided, the plait played with so that some strands appear thick then others, but all are used to create this lovely mermaid look.
#8: Colorful Triple Braids
If you have colorful candy hair, this particular style will look amazing with it. You need to section off the hair from the crown into three parts, strands that you will use to plait down the back of the head, but only using the hair from the crown. The rest of the tresses will fall underneath the triple plaits that give a rather diversified cornrow appeal, the punk loving Valentine’s Day ladies getting to enjoy a bit of a not so very feminine look.
#9: Pretty, Messy Braid
The cuteness factor is also important in a Valentine’s Day hairstyle, which means that this cute and messy braid that is all too pretty is exactly what you should be rooting for. Give yourself a side part from the crown, while leaving the rest of the hair to fall down the back, without making the part too long. Dutch braid both sides so that you have gorgeous plaits heading to the back of the head, where they are fastened together. From there you begin to braid the rest of the hair, keeping the strands wide and adding in some texture. You want it to look full and thick. Braid down to the end and then decide on either pulling over the shoulder or leaving down the back.
#10: Braided Side Swirls
It does not actually look much like a chignon, but this style is great when there is more than a single color in your hair. It is like a Dutch braided updo, where you part deep from the side and use the hair where there is most to define the Dutch braid. As you get down to the neck, just continue straight down, from when you will then take the tail and slip under the Dutch region, effectively creating a side updo. This can go great with any number of outfits as well, while looking chic, sophisticated and plain fun, depending on how you dress it up. If you are able, keep the center part of the Dutch close, while fanning out the edges, thus creating a lovely fishtail in Dutch illusion.
It is but a week before the big day of love, where men and women get together to commemorate months or years or even decades spent together, while those who are single wallow in their self-pity. Of course, there are those who revel in being single as well. But this article is for the women in a relationship, who know they will be picked up by their significant others and head out on a date somewhere in town where the poor chap has been forced to rack the brain for some sort of romantic gesture that can be done in order to please the women by his side. Of course, this means candlelight dinners and soft declarations of love. Some women might find themselves proposed to, while others end the day in disappointment on that end. In either case, February 14 and all the days around it are reserved for huddles in front of a sappy romantic movie or sweet walks along the shore, or even thrilling adventures that bind the two of you to one another even more. And for all of this, you certainly need to be looking your best, with softer, most “pretty’ looks preferred to get your man’s heart pumping and the love flowing. Hey, he might even give you a nice serenade outside your window or create a lovely surprise on your lawn! There is no lack of romantic ideas for men on the Internet, which means you might want to keep at least your hair done at all times, just in case you are faced with an unexpected but delightful event. Here are some romantic hairstyle tutorials for Valentine’s Day that will help you look drop-dead gorgeous for your special date!
Soft Bouncy Curls
One of the easiest and most attractive Valentine’s Day hairstyles you can create for yourself every morning, just to make sure you are never caught off guard, is the soft bouncy curls that are a cross between real curls and waves. In order to achieve this look, you will need to follow these steps:
• Blow-dry your hair if it is already of straight texture, and straighten with the proper tool if it is not as easy to work with. Do not forget to use the hair protection spray on each section before using the curling iron. Also, make sure it is perfectly dry for curling iron or straightener applied to wet hair would burn it. You don’t exactly want to be awarded with split ends instead of gorgeous, shiny locks.
• Use a hair tie to secure pieces of hair separately, starting below the ear where you section it off. Start closest to the roots, but leave enough space so that you are not burning you delicate skin on the scalp. Plus, starting as close as possible to the roots means more overall volume, which you certainly do want to achieve. Better to have too much volume in the beginning than to have it fall flat by the end of the night.
• Wrap the pieces of hair around the barrel of the curling iron, but make sure you are not twisting it. Just keep it loose enough so that each tendril literally feels the effects of the heat. Keep all the curls coming in the same direction for these curls. If you were doing waves instead, it would have been nicer to interchange directions. Remember that the longer you hold your hair against the barrel of the curler, the tighter the curl will be; the ideal is about 5-8 seconds, depending on the strength of the tool. Just make sure that you are not overdoing it on the tight curls as you might lead your hair to burn. You do want the curls looking as healthy as can be. Continue doing different sections of hair, moving up and doing the line around the brow level and then finishing off the top. You want to give bang a looser curl or not curl them at all, that one is your call.
• Brushing it afterwards will give it a softer and flouncy look that will surely have your partner pegging you out as being one of the most adorable people he’s ever had the pleasure of coming into contact with. Just make sure not to do it until your hair has cooled down so that you are not opening up the curls too much in the process.
Braided Weekend Style Ponytail
This type of hair looks best with texture, so if you haven’t washed your hair in a day or a two, you will be enjoying this Valentine’s Day hairstyle tutorial more than ever. It’s an easy style that’s all soft and stylish; it is rather perfect to wear out on a date, keeping the tresses out of your face while still looking like you put in the extra effort to look fabulous for your night out with that special someone. You will need a small hair elastic and one regular sized one, as well as bobby pins to keep the tendrils in place.
• Start by sectioning off your hair from ear to ear and clipping the back section out of the way so that you can easily work on your braid. You should then make a lace braid from ear to ear, wherein it is almost like you are doing a French braid but instead of adding in hair from both sides of the braid, you only pull them in from your hairline on the outside. Once you reach the other ear, you can finish it off in a simple plait and tie it with an elastic band.
• Now that you have the most of the work out of the way, it’s time to pull the rest of the hair in for a side ponytail and tie it with an elastic band, making sure to pull out some of the pieces at the edge of the elastic to give it a looser feel. Finish off by wrapping the braid around the ponytail and pinning it into place so that it all looks perfectly seamless and utterly romantic for a Valentine’s Day outing.
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The Twist and Pull Braid
If you are a free spirit and are loved for that very characteristic, this hairstyle is the right one for you. It is fun, it is savvy and it certainly shows off your attitude that hints at an inner child that shall never really grow up. Plus, it reminds us of romantic couples of Irish lore, the princess and the pauper united on the shores of the seas. So adding your own specific effect to the hair styling might do you good as it would certainly not be the best idea to lure your man into the sea to drown, as some folk tales would have it.
• You will need a good amount of mousse in your hair in order to give it texture as you blow dry it completely. Considering the fact that we have no other heat utilizing tools to use, it matters not if the ends are still a little damp. That can actually come in somewhat handy, actually.
• Twist a section on each side of the face and secure them back with bobby pins before splitting the remaining hair into two sections and twisting them about three inches down in any direction. Separate the twists with your fingers, before repeating the procedure with the rest of the hair. Continue all the way down, pulling two sections into a twist and then separating them with fingers, before securing it at the end with a rubber band. Pull the twists apart to give it all a thicker look and voila! You look like the fun fashionista is really are inside.
Game Of Thrones – Khaleesi Hairstyle
If you and your loved one are total Game of Thrones junkies and simply cannot get enough of Khaleesi Daenarys Targaryen herself, you are certainly encouraged to try out the dragon mother’s hairstyle for yourself and really make the night special. The Khaleesi is the pillar of strength, passion, compassion and courage; she is the one who loves completely, who would have given herself to the fires with her husband. Instead, she stepped through the flames with dragons on her shoulders and a proud look of a mother, naked against the head. It is a simple enough Valentine’s Day hairstyle that you have to recreate, but the message you relay through it is one that will certainly bring a spark to his eyes and perhaps even have him kneeling before you, professing undying love and a lifelong devotion to the majesty that is the woman before him – you. It will certainly be worth it, if that were the case. Maybe have him read this tutorial beforehand to give some hints if that’s the line of thinking you have going as well. Furthermore, all you’ll need is 3 small but clear elastic bands.
• You should start by adding texture to your hair. If it is not wavy itself, you might want to wet it and add some light waves. If you are a natural wavy, particularly a blonde with wavy hair, then you have little to worry about. Just blow dry your hair from as close to the roots as possible to give the strands some lift as you work on the back of your head.
• Take a very small piece of hair from each side of your temples and secure in the back with an elastic band before repeating the same thing with a small piece taken from the backs of the ears or just on top of them and adding the hanging section from the top before typing it all up. Repeat once again with hair strands from about a finger or two below the ear, pulling in the hanging piece from the middle and tying it with an elastic band. Your hair is thus pulled back nicely, you look as regal as the famed Khaleesi, and that was the easiest hairstyle you could have imagined for a Valentine’s Day spent in the company of a loved one. All in all, a great couple of minutes’ work!
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Your hair may be dirty, a bit on the oily side and most certainly messy from sleeping on it all night, but you neither have the time nor the willpower to wash it, style it and then dash out of the door. Instead, you need to figure out a way to get it all in tip top shape, particularly if you’re doing more than finishing up your grocery shopping or strolling through the park for some fresh air. Hey, you might even convince a few friends that you woke up looking as fabulous as you look with these messy hairdos. You may have skipped the wash today, but that doesn’t mean you have to look like a bum, who hasn’t showered in a month! With these lovely hairstyles for dirty hair days utilizing the natural look of your tresses at the moment, you really need not panic about what you see in the mirror. Instead, you will probably bounce out with a huge grin on your face and a triumphant feeling that you can go another day without worrying about shampooing your locks.
1. Faux Fringe Hair Tutorial
You want to have those long bangs but you have no fringes? You also want to hide the oily mess at the crown. You can have both needs met by a faux fringe hairstyle that’s so easy to do, you wonder why you haven’t already. Just pull your hair up into a high ponytail, twist it around and up into a French twist and bring your tail forward so that the edges fall to your forehead, space it out as you wish and cinch it with a silky scarf. I would also make sure I add enough bobby pins to make the ponytail look like a bun and really keep it locked in place. This reduces the problems you may have with the scarf not being able to hold the fringe.
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2. Dry Shampoo Hair Tutorial
Sometimes, the only styling you really need is to add dry shampoo to your hair. Section off pieces around your crown where the flat oily look gives away the fact that you have skimped on the shower; powder on some dry shampoo and let it soak up the excess oils from your scalp, giving you a fresher, healthier look that really lies for you.
3. Faux Braided Crown Tutorial
This is a way to cheat the braided crown look and have it ready in just minutes, hiding the crown where the worst of the proof of dirty hair shows up. Make four braids on your head, two high pigtails and two lower ones from the middle of your scalp. You will need 8 elastic bands and multiple bobby pins. Stretch out the braids and then pin each in a continuous circle, tucking the end beneath the pleat you reach. You can also use fishtails for a more stunning look.
4. Messy Bun Tutorial
Messy buns may look easy but they often slide out of their place throughout the day. Here’s one way we can keep it in place, looking messy and covering up the areas that are the worst for wear. Pull hair up into a flip bun that you tighten in the front but leave loose at the back. Section off the middle of the bun and pin it in place before sectioning off the hair in the back and bring it over to the sides. Pull the sides of the bun together in the back before pulling the split hair across the front of the bun and pinning it into place. This style can easily be used on day 3 and 4 of not washing the hair. It may even last into day 5!
5. Braided Bun Tutorial
Since the strands closest to the forehead get oily the quickest, a faux braided headband comes in very handy in hiding the problem areas. Plus, you can look sweet and angelic while really rocking this Dutch look. A larger Dutch braid should be made that wraps around the back before finishing off with a three-strand braid. Pancake it and then repeat on the other side. To combine the braids, push fingers through on braid and pull the other braid through it before securing with a bobby pin. The rest of the hair can then be thrown into a messy bun.
6. Headband Roll Tutorial
If you want to have your hair looking fab with little effort and hide the dirty look from the world, a super simple Gibson roll will be just perfect! Plus, the unwashed hair will help it hold better while giving it a bit more texture. All you have to do is put on a headband or headscarf, take a section of hair on each side and weave it over and under the piece in a looser manner. Then tuck all the rest around it. You can also use your bandana to roll up with your hair then tie it around the head and secure with an elastic band before making it into a lovely bow. Add some hairspray if you’re like and you’re definitely good to go!
7. 30-Second Twisted Bun Tutorial
You want to do the classy look with a twist, hide the grease and look polished. This gorgeous manner of styling your hair is so easy, you don’t even need to think about it! It’s meant to be used on dirty hair that will hold because of all the oil in there. If you have thin and slippery hair though, salt grip spray might help keep it in place. Start with a deep side part and begin twisting backwards on the heavier side of the part, down the side and behind the ear all the way down to the nape. When centered, twist the other side all the way down to the end, wrap around each other and create and little bun that you pin discreetly. Voila! Gorgeous hair on a gorgeous head that gives little away that it’s already day 3 since you washed that hair. Add some lovely earrings and hit the town because you will definitely impress with the classic style.
8. Center Twist Bun Tutorial
There is nothing easier and cuter than those twisted hairstyles, and if you are looking for one with a modern spin, this center twist bun is the right thing for you. It perfectly hides all the oil in your dirty hair, giving you a polished and unique look that dazzles. All you need to do is section off some strands of hair from the top, tease it, spray it and pin it back into a pompadour. Now, take the pomp tail, section it into two halves and start twisting them, keeping to the same way all the time. If you are twisting it from the left to right, hold the twist with your right hand, while with the left one take some hair from the front and add it to the left section. You need to repeat the step for the right section as well, this time adding some hair from the front to the right section of the twist. Twist the left section over the right one and keep repeating the previous two steps until you reach the base of your neck. Tie off the end of the tail into a messy bun and secure it with bobby pins. Some hair spray will ensure the long lasting effect of this marvellous ‘do.
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9. Loose Dutch Braid Tutorial
If you have longer hair that you love wearing loose, yet you also try to make it look fresh, this loose Dutch braid tutorial is what you need to stick to. The hairdo is extremely easy to style. Simply side part you hair, comb it and take off three sections from the part you have more hair. Start plaiting an ordinary Dutch braid. Before you’ll secure it in place, gently pull out each loop to make the ‘do look slightly messy and effortless and you are done! Who can resist the temptation of giving this a try?
10. Messy Rope Braided Loose Bun Tutorial
The messy and textured look of this hairdo is what you need if you want to conceal the fact that your hair isn’t freshly washed. All you need to do is center part you hair, take off your bangs, if you have some and start braiding two small pigtails from each side of your head close to the bangs. Next criss cross the braids and wrap them around the head, securing with bobby pins on the back. Style your loose hair into an effortless bun and there you go! Easy and romantic!
In this hectic life we all strive to look at our best, spending minimum time in front of the mirror. These pretty hairstyles for dirty hair days are great to give a try, when you want to create the illusion of freshly washed tresses!
Photos courtesy of Hair Romance, A Beautiful Mess, Sitting In Our Tree, Twist Me Pretty, Freckled Fox, Barefoot Blonde, Love Maegan
Don’t miss: 6 Gorgeous DIY Vintage Hairstyles
Gorgeous locks only look better when given a vintage touch, complete with headbands, volume, curls and the like. We want to look pretty, the loveliest sweetheart in the crowd; we want our fans to multiply, for the men to fall in love and for the world to see our inner radiance shine through. Now, that doesn’t mean that a single hairstyle will achieve these milestones, but who’s to say it won’t help? Here are 6 of the loveliest DIY vintage hairstyles you should be trying out during the next little while.
Classic Bombshell Vintage Hair Tutorial
This look is gorgeous, from the volume in front to the side pinned look, to the curls that cascade down your shoulders. It looks amazing on red hair as well and might do better with a few highlights and lowlights if you love adding color to your hair. It is vintage/retro and rather like a pin-up girl from a few decades ago. What you’ll need is a wide toothed comb, a brush, a curling iron that’s 1-2 inches thick, bobby pins to keep the curl and style in place, hot rollers if you feel your hair needs the extra help and hairspray. Now, follow these steps:
1. Brush hair until it is smooth, section off a 4 inch bang that you pin to the side and apply the hot rollers to the rest of the hair for up to 20 minutes, depending on how much heat you need for the perfect style.
2. Take the rollers out, add hairspray to the locks, and scrunch up before creating a nice side-part and using the curling iron to add to the curls.
3. Make sure the top layer is smooth with a comb, while the lower curls could use the light touch of a brush, giving the pin-up girl look.
4. Comb from the temple to the side and put in some bobby pins to keep it in place, thus having smoothed out the side of the side-part that had the least hair.
5. Create a loop with your fingers for your bang and pin it to the other side of your head lightly, adding a special touch to the look. Fluff it all up a little and you’re done in 5 easy steps!
The Great Gatsby Flapper Hairstyle Tutorial
If we’re talking vintage, we’re certainly talking a great Great Gatsby style updo that’s bound to have jaws dropping everywhere, particularly with that jewelled and silk headband. If you need to, find an imitation band, but make sure it has some fake jewels and a larger embellishment on the side, coupled with a few feathers in white. It’s the best route to go. To get the look, follow these steps:
1. Split the hair so that the top section is clipped up and the bottom section is split in two, making two little braids, looking them around each other and securing them together with bobby pins.
2. Leave about an inch of hair now from the bottom end of the top section that’s been clipped, curling it tightly around a 19 mm wand and clipping each curled piece against the scalp.
3. Continue doing this all around the head, moving forward when you reach the top, and clipping in place. Spray over to keep it as pretty as it was on the wand.
4. Let it sit for about half an hour before pulling out the clips and using a flat brush to open up the curls into pretty larger versions of themselves before adding a hair serum to pull away the frizz.
5. Finally, take the end and curl them inwards to pin them into the braids you made at the beginning, and add the headband to the gorgeous hairstyle.
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Modern Gatsby Hairstyle Tutorial
We love the Gatsby hairstyle, but we would like to go for a modern look. Here’s what to do:
1. Curl all the hair with a medium tong but keep a fringe sectioned off, pin up the curls and let it cool. A smaller tong can be used for the fringe section. Make sure you cover your face when you spray to keep the curls in place.
2. Wait at least 10 minutes, better at 20 min, and let down your hair, gently brushing through fingers and then a soft boar bristle brush.
3. Now, bring over to one shoulder all that hair, twisting to the side and pinning to the head that you will then cover with pretty clips of your choice. Voila! You have the modern Gatsby look!
Tuck and Cover Hairstyle Tutorial
There are so many styles to take into consideration that resemble the Great Gatsby look and this is no different. It’s simply too pretty, too enchanting and easy enough to get if we put our minds to it. It’s quick and fun to get this style and I assure you it will have you looking like the knock-out we know you are.
1. Grab a pretty headband, preferably with some form of glittering rocks on it and line it up with your hairline. Grab the hair in front of your ear and wrap around the band, letting it hand down, combining with the hair next to it and wrapping again.
2. You will not wrap the next section of hair, but will hold it over the band before taking the rest of the hair and bringing it towards the band to farm a ball shape, tucking it under the band but making sure the ends stick outwards.
3. For a better look, pull out two pieces of hair on the side and cover the left ear, loosening the look slightly. It’s gorgeous without a doubt and you look ready to take on the red carpet!
Pin-Up Victory Rolls Tutorial
Nothing says vintage better than voluminous large victory rolls sitting on top of the head. You want to go fun and extreme with this style and it’s a great classic to wear during the upcoming holiday dinners and outings. You’ll be the talk of the town and look quite lovely while at it. What you’ll need is a boar bristle teasing comb, a 1-inch curling iron, bobby pins, a hair tie and hairspray.
1. A curved line from temple to temple will help you create the look as you tie back the bottom part of your hair to play with later on. Do a side part where you pull the larger portion out of the way and focus on the smaller side, gently teasing it. You will also tease about 5 sections of the larger part of the hair.
2. Draw a line with bobby pins an inch away from your part, reaching almost to the front but not exactly. Comb the smaller side over and spritz some hairspray underneath for added volume. Brush the ends lightly and then use a curling iron where the hair faces inwards, roll to scalp and slowly release to keep the form of the roll, flattening the back and curling under to close off the roll that you will bobby pin well into place. Repeat for the other side so that the rolls are sitting high on your head beautifully
3. Let the back of your hair down that you had tied earlier, comb it straight and smooth before placing another line of bobby pins, this time horizontally from ear to ear. Use a curling iron to bunch up the curls to your neck, secure with bobby pins and spritz hairspray to hold. Now you look totally old-fashioned and will definitely grab some attention. Add a pretty flower over your ear, under one victory roll to complete the freshly minted vintage look.
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Classic 1940s Victory Rolls Tutorial
It appears the vintage victory rolls are back in style in some sectors of our society and it’s good to know how to do it right. The previous style really nailed the look but here’s how you can make it look more modern.
1. Part the hair in the middle, forming two sections to work with. Starting from one side, take a section and back-comb from behind and smooth out before wrapping the end of the section around two fingers and rolling towards the scalp. No need for curling iron here.
2. Roll up and pin it in place before repeating on the other side. The back of your hair can be down or up, depending on how you personally prefer it. If you want it up, take the remaining section of the hair, make a tighter roll and pin it in place. You can have this split in two as well for added charm.
3. Add a scarf or band around the rolls to really look pretty and timeless with this classy style!
Photos courtesy of Twist Me Pretty, Freckled Fox, Missy Sue, A Beautiful Mess
The best in fashion comes out from France, showing off to the world that there’s at least one country in the world that can do no wrong in the universe of stylish trends. From femme fatales to dolce madams, the Francophile nation provides the world with only the best in the industry. Hairstyles are no less a grand feat for the French than their Coco Chanel designer trends, and we all want to know how French women style their hair that they manage to always look that effortlessly chic.
The French blow drying techniques are not to be reckoned with and we are dying to know their secrets. They simply look perfect, whether it’s sleek and chic, tousled just so, or undone in a manner that’s simply just perfect. Check out some interesting hair styling options that have been adopted by the French for us to take on, doing it ourselves in the comfort of our homes. These include the Parisian sleek and straight strands, swooping textured bobs, and tumbling tousled waves that can be achieved with a few tricks and products.
French Straight Blowout
This is a hairstyle that sticks about for days and is as straight as an arrow with a soft flip inwards at the edges. To achieve this, start with damp hair that you absorb the moisture out of with an old cotton t-shirt instead of a tower, cutting down on the frizz and flyaway hair. Section away the back of the hair from the crown before parting the front into three sections: left, center and right. Use bobby pins when tucking away the strands so they don’t dry in a strange manner. Bangs look great with this look so leave them out of the sections and dry them with a blow dryer so they don’t air-dry imperfectly. Heat protectant sprays work best when you are drying from the roots and using a flat brush for best results. You love those bangs now, admit it. We know we adore the look as well.
Now, once the bangs are done, unclip the back section so that you won’t get lazy or tired as you may if you start from the front. Plus, this makes sure you get everything, from the bottom, up. You want the roots and the shafts of hair to dry before you reach the ends so work to achieve your look thus. You want the ends to have movement and not be too dry to have texture. Each section left should be dried the same way, except when you’re working the upmost layer, make sure you also aim the heat at the roots from the underside to ensure there’s a certain lift to your hair at the crown.
Use a flat iron to smooth out any bumps that may exist, particularly if you have naturally wavy or curly hair. Start from mid-shaft to give it a sleeker look without affecting the volume. Add a cool shot of air from the blow dryer to really set in the look. A sealing serum applied from mid-shaft to the ends should finish it all off and ensure you enjoy a few days of pretty, sleek and straight French hair.
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French Bob Tutorial
Short chops are all the rage right now and achieving the perfect look with it should be a breeze with these steps. Take this French celeb inspired look to a whole new level and add character to the look in a way we have not seen before. Balm should be placed in your palms and worked into the hair, starting from the roots at the back of your head in order to keep the front from weighing down too much. A primer should be used on damp hair that gives lift, volume and hold, before combing your hair to one side with a paddle bear-bristled brush. Using hands instead of a brush will give you a more textured look. Dry it out and do the same on the other side.
The bangs should be done before the rest of the hair, as per the reasoning shared with the first styling option. This style needs to be a little bit on the messy side and most certainly not on the sleek side. Some hair pulled forward will add some pizazz, though long bangs should also do the trick in a side-swept design. Attitude and mystery is the appeal you hope to inspire here.
French Wavy Hairstyle Tutorial
Waves are sexy and the waves French women pull off are simply a work of wondrous art. Now, we can do the same with our unruly locks, hoping to achieve the romance of beautifully sleek wavy hair without the salon price attached. Hair sectioned off into four parts, you want to prep yourself for the perfect blowout. Prime your hair with heat-protectant spray. Start by using the back of a paddle brush; work towards the sides and finish the center with a round in order to add some volume and achieve the perfect windswept look. Pull the section of hair, wrap around the round brush and brush away from the face, keeping the heat directed that way for a few seconds. Before releasing the hair, rotate the wrist over slightly so that the strands fall as cascading curls or waves, depending on how much or how little you pull.
Do this all around your head, keeping the curls turned away from the face and make sure they do not sit on top of one another in order to get the volume you need. Spritzing with dry shampoo afterwards will help keep the look as perfect as can be for as long as possible. If you want a messier version of these waves, flip the air a few times to break them apart but keep the natural movement. At the end of the day, there was no curling iron necessary!
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Don’t miss: 8 Easy And Cute Hairstyles For Lazy Girls
We all wake up some mornings, stare at our hair in the mirror and realize we really do not want to spend a full hour making ourselves look coiffed and presentable before the world today. We don’t want to get up so early some days, while on others we simply cannot get our hair to stay the way we want it to. Admit it, we all get lazy at one point or another and if we work from home or just need to run out for an errand and come back, we really do not want to be spending precious time mastering the artistry of a beautiful hairstyle. From time to time, you will want something that looks very chic but was easy to do in the first place as you rush out to meet your date for the night. No matter what you want the easy hairstyles for, here are a few easy and cute hairstyles for lazy girls along with their tutorials for you!
Grown-up Topsy Tail
For this look, what you need to do is to tie your hair at mid-height, take a strand and wrap around the elastic band to cover it up, securing it with a bobby pin. Next you tie a clear elastic about 3 inches down to create the first section, separate the section into 2 creating a hole and flip the rest of the tail through, creating a pretty partially braided look. Pull the hair to adjust and do the same for as many sections as you wish. It’s interesting to look at, easy to do and different from your everyday mid-height ponytail.
Tease your hair and pull up into a high ponytail. Move about 2 inches down and tie another elastic, before repeating the same until you reach the end of the hair strands. Then go back up so that you can loosen each section slightly but gently tugging on it. This creates a braided hair illusion when seen from afar but is much easier to do and all it requires is a few elastic bands.
Effortless High Pony
Normally, a high ponytail reminds us of a look that spells you just left the gym. In this case, you make it look flouncier, more secure and most definitely more polished. Add a slight curl to the end of your hair in a minute or two, pull out a small section at the start of your hairline and clip it away for later use. Flip your head and gather your hair into a high ponytail, secure it and make sure there’s a slight bump to it. Tease the bit you left a little and then pull it back to wrap around the tail, ensuring that you’ve left a little volume at the top. Voila!
Classic Side Ponytail
You can do a classic side ponytail or a classic side bun, but the latter looks a little more sophisticated. For best result, teas around the crown and separate your hair into 3 sections, 1 in back and 2 in front (one on each side of the face, parting at the ear). The back section should be pulled into a ponytail on the side with the most hair, falling behind and under the ear, and tied before taking one section of the hair left and wrapping it around the elastic band, holding in place with bobby pins and then bringing the other section to do the same. For the bun, you should then fold the tail in two and secure with pins also.
This is a really easy style as well and all it requires is a brush to tease your hair a bit and then a headband to place over your head. You will then begin tucking your hair into your headband from the top down by gently pulling the hair back towards your ears and then tucking down under. Work with the hair on one side until you reach just behind the ears and then move to the other side to make things easier for you. Then move to the back and pull hair into sections, ticking them around your band. Keep the look fluffy and messy and it will only look more adorable.
Textured Sock Bun
This one’s really easy as well, since all you will need is a sock that you have no use for, would be better if it was longer in length to give the bun a fuller look, and roll it up kind of loosely for more volume. Tie your hair with an elastic band as high as you want, put your hand in the sock that now looks like a doughnut and pull it to the middle of the tail before starting to wrap the ends around the sock, then slowly roll upwards, making sure the hair is covering all parts of the sock. Add spray if you want to keep the flyaways at bay and just roll back out when you get back in the evening. Easy as that!
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Basic Boho Braids
Think cowgirl braids with a twist! What you will need here is a few elastic bands and a bit of time on your hands to do a few braids. Mind you, this can be done without a mirror as well so those long commutes on the bus or train can come in handy. Separate the hair into 3 sections, and start braiding from around the shoulder to ensure it has the loose, laid-back boho look. The hair that’s been left in front braid into little braids; that will add some character to the look. With both side braided and the bit in front also done up, loosen the larger ones a little and tuck in a feather or two for a more Bohemian look if you wish.
This is one of the easiest looks you can have that is both elegant and takes little to no time at all. What you need to do is grab a strand as thick as you’d like and twist it to the back of the head where you pin it in place before doing the same with a strand from the other side. Once both sides are pinned just smooth out the twisted look, tuck in the ends of the strands under one another, and spray with hairspray to finish off if you wish. Leave rest of your hair tousled and loose. It’s a perfect summer look!
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However surprising it may sound, teasing hair is one of the trickiest and attention-requiring procedures connected with your beautiful looks. At first sight it may seem very easy, but it presents a range of know-how tips that you should be aware of to be able to make everything work correctly. Thus, if you miss out any of these points, you risk harming your hair apart from not getting the look you aimed for. So here we are going to present the basic dos and don’ts about how to tease your hair without damaging it.
First of all you need to know how to move the comb correctly. In order to build texture you have to move it in both up and down directions. In case you have thinner hair, you need to be even more attentive and careful, and in some cases even go for backcombing instead of teasing, thus getting the movements and the motions to minimum and going into one direction only. Certainly picking the right tools for doing this is also important. Thus a rat-tail comb or a teasing comb will be ideal for getting the desired voluminous effect and for doing the teasing in a gentler way. In addition you may use a brush, in case you want an ultra-smooth and soft look. It is highly recommended to tease the hair, which is not just out of the shower but was washed say a day ago. Still, if you want to tease the hair right when you blow it dry, you can prepare it for teasing with shampoos adding volume and a conditioner. Using products like root boosters may also be useful if you want a full and thoroughly successful result.
So, in order to tease you hair without damaging it you first of all need to blow it dry and create the part wherever the tease should go. Afterwards sectioning the selected part of hair is a good idea, thus creating some 4-inch sections further also splitting them in two, dealing with each separately. The teasing movements should go from the roots to the tips and the tightness of your pull will be vital for the ultimate volume. Secure the teased section with a hair spray and pass on to the other sections. Finally, just comb the surface of the teased hair for making the look natural and complete.
Thus following these easy steps you’ll be able to create the most effective and cool hairdos with teased hair ever, securing the long-lasting effect and the chic!
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If your are a fan of braided hairstyles and are in constant search of new ideas and tips about such amazing hairdos, then we have very interesting and creative suggestions for you, which will provide you with some new ways of braiding hair, including all the best and easy-to-make variants. So here we start with our awesome array of braids and hair braiding lessons!
Classic French Braid Tutorial
To make a classic French braid, you need to grab a top section of hair and split it in three parts. Cross one part over the middle strand and under the next one and go on grabbing the rest of your hair on the sides and incorporating it into the braided strands. When reaching the shoulder level you can go on braiding the strands pulling them on one side and when you’re done secure it with an elastic band.
Dutch Braid Tutorial
In order to have an impressive Dutch braid, you need to make a side split first. After this, grab a triangle section on the side with more hair and again split it in three parts. The principle of braiding is almost the same as it’s with the French braid, simply instead of pulling the middle strand under the one next to it, you need to pull it over the side strand. And just go on adding hair to the braided strands until you’re done with your cool Dutch braid.
Messy Side Braid Tutorial
This option again starts with the side parting. Grab a section on the part with less hair and start braiding the strands adding hair from one side and moving gradually to the other. In the end, you will finish up with a cool side braid, which will look especially effective if you leave some side bangs or just hanging hair at the front for face framing. This hairdo is very versatile and your can transform it into a faux bob or a bun, too. This is a universal option for parties, everyday looks, or any other occasions.
Twisted French Braid Tutorial
To make this looks you should start like with the classic French braid, grabbing a section of hair on top and now splitting it in two parts, and twisting each strand. Then twist it over the other one, eventually getting a double twisted braid, the strands making which need to be tight when coming to the neck.
Reverse French Braid Tutorial
The beginning of styling a reverse French braid is the same as with the classic look. You need to grab a top section and split it up in three parts. Next, you need to grab the one side strand with sticking your middle finger through, moving it under the middle strand. When grabbed, you need to pull the side strand to the opposite side and then repeat the same with the other strand. At the same time, don’t forget to add more sections of hair every time you are grabbing the hair from the sides. Reaching the neck you may go on braiding it like a usual one and secure the tips. You can also finish up with gathering the hair into a bun at the end, making it a braided bun, or a messy type depending on your preferences.
Fishtail Braid Tutorial
Another creative version of braided hairstyles to opt for is the fishtail braid. It might be difficult to make this at first, however, when learning the simple know-how steps, it actually turns out to be not that hard. All you need is to take the whole of your hair at the back or flip it on one side, and split it in two equal halves. Afterwards, you need to take a small half of one strand from the outer part and bring it back to the other side. All you need to do next is to repeat these steps, every time taking a small part of your hair and puling it back to the opposite side making a curious fishtail braid.
Chic Mermaid Braid Tutorial
Mermaid braid is one of the most effective and chic hairdo options, which is a ready-made solution for your party looks. For this hairdo you need to take a very small section of hair on the top side part of the scalp, split it in three and make a basic three-strand braid moving it to the other side and fastening with some pins or clips. Next, you just need to take another equally small section of hair from the central part of the crown, start making another basic braid, but being sure to add some small strands of additional hair from the side hairline. This is what makes this hair braid option differ from the classic French braid. That is instead of grabbing entire sections of hair, you need to pull small parts from the side parts. In the end, you will also need to loosen the braid when secured with an elastic band, in order to have a more eye-catching and relaxed shape.
Milkmaid Braid Tutorial
Going further with the options of braids, here comes the next variant suggesting a cute milkmaid braid. For this look, you need to divide your hair in two parts and braid each side with the simple three-strand braid first. In case of the second section, you also need to braid the hair under pulling the strands instead of over pulling them. Finally, you just need to pull your hair up for the crown and to secure the strands with pins, removing the elastic you will need to use for fastening the basic braids.
Five Strand Braid Tutorial
Five-strand braid is probably one of the most sophisticated yet elegant and chic braided hairstyle, which is an ideal solution for complementing your party looks, or for securing your awesome everyday look, too. For this hairdo you need to split you side pulled hair in five equal sections, thus having first and second section in one hand, and the fourth and fifth in the other, leaving the third middle one free. The principle is that the first strand should go over the second and under the third one. Repeat these steps for each strand and when done, just pull the braid a bit to make the braid looks even looser and relaxed. Also for making it look especially chic and feminine, you can experiment with some side swept hanging hair, which is preferable to be curled to match the braided do perfectly. Taking a small strand from the other side and curling it again is another good way of securing the framing hair for the other side, too. For a long lasting effect you can also use a hair spray to fix the hairstyle.
Waterfall Braid Tutorial
Waterfall braid is just one more chic and impressive variant of making a braided hairdo. This style belongs to the relaxed and hanging type, making which you first of all need to put your hair on one side and gathering a small section on the front divide it in three strands. While starting it like a usual French braid, you need to drop the bottom part of the strand instead of continuing the braid. Go on adding similarly sized sections from underneath the braid to continue. Just repeat these steps afterwards, adding the top part, and dropping the bottom. Later, you need to repeat all this until you cover the half of your head towards back, and once you’ve done with this, just continue braiding for a tail end. Finally, hide the tip of the braid inside some side-parted hair and secure it with pins. For the best results, you may also finger comb the hanging strands to make them look natural and perfect.
Rock Star Braid Tutorial
Saying sophisticated and ultra-youthful, we mean something like this striking rock star braid! For making this do you need to start with combing your hair and making it maximum soft and detangled. Next, you need to grab out a section of hair and secure it with a rubber band for later braiding. Thus, grab one section for the central part and after securing it go on with the side section. Also, you need to section out two more parts for each side, being careful to make the sections as equal and symmetric as possible. Start making a regular French braid adding hair from top and bottom and turn it into a basic three-strand braid for the finish. Next, you need to section out the next part, gathering the rest of the hair in a ponytail again, so that you don’t get confused with the hair sections. After grabbing the third section and repeating all with it and the other side, pass to the central part and start making a classic French braid from the very top up to the crown part. Then just add the mini braids into the additional hair you take from the central braid and go on braiding until you get to the tips, which need to be secured with an elastic band. And there you go with the versatile hairstyle of yours suitable for parties, important occasions or just casual looks.
So here were the main creative braiding lessons for you. Each of them has something special and specific about it, so in case of a little practice you’ll be able to master all of them just perfectly.
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