Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hair Styles That Make Life Easier For Me

I have a love hate relationship with long hair.  It's soo nice that I can just throw it up in a bun if I don't feel like fixing it.  But, it's hot in the summer.  So I put together some of my favorite hairstyles that help me not to run to the hair salon and chop off my hair!

1.) The braid into a ponytail. 
First off, I love Reese.  She's one of my favorites.  Secondly, she braids her hair thinly into a straight pony tail.  You could also curl your hair, put in a pony tail, and pin the hair up into a messy bun straight in the back or on the side.  I usually like the side because it shows off your hair well.  I occationally do a thicker braid too.  Either one works!  I usually do this when I have to get ready for my day, but know I am going to the pool or the lake.  That way my hair is out of my face and don't have to worry about it.  Just don't forget to put sunscreen in your part or you'll have a sunburnt head!

2.) Wavy - short or long!
Short is soo cute.  Definitely takes time though.  It's not easy getting those short hairs in the back.  Just being real ;)

Medium length is perfect for waves.  If you need a tutorial on how to do the wavy look, just google and find one that suites you.  It's easy, you just need patience!  Also, I've found that you can buy a cheap curling iron.  You don't really need a quality one.  Just one that heats up well!  I think I bought mine 4 years ago.  Got it for free from Kroger because they had the price tagged wrong!  Oh, also, go for a medium barrel.  You don't want your curls TOO curly.  Just medium.

3.) Straight

This is my usual daily fix.  I am not always creative at 7:00 in the morning.  BUT, I do have a tip.  Everyone always told me that you need an expensive hair straightener.  Thankfully, I didn't believe them.  I went to Target and found the perfect one

Anyway, the reason for this post is because I have a haircut tomorrow.  I am having a rough time convincing myself not to cut it all off!  I think I'll just go for a nice medium length to take a little weight off!


Emily said...

Love this - off to braid my hair into a ponytail right now - because straightening it just isn't in the cards this morning.

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

I love your hair inspirations!! So pretty!!! Also, I'm finally getting the hang of making my hair wavy -- takes forever, but the look is so pretty!

Good luck with your haircut! :)

Kristin said...

I agree - love the versatility of long hair but it's gross and sticky in the summer. I have LOVED the braid into a ponytail as well. Hope your haircut goes well! :)

Julianne Hendrickson said...

I am in between cuts right now too and throwing my hair up every second I can! It just isn't worth it when I am not doing anything special--why spend the time! Love it :)

abby @ tales and trials said...

I just actually tried the braid/pony tail look this morning. Our church is made up of about 80% college students and the girls always have the cutest clothes and hairstyles. I saw someone do the braid look a while back and I loved it. I was proud of myself for trying something new because I rarely venture out of my comfort zone with my hair.

good luck with you haircut!

Scientific Housewife said...

Great looks! My problem is battling the humidity here in Fl.