No matter how many hair tutorials I diligently study or videos I watch, I have yet to master ethereal, half-up, half-down hairstyles like this one. I almost wrote this one off too, assuming the curling and spraying and bobby pinning how-to would prove too complex for me, but I’m glad I scrolled down to see that there’s a trick to this one: a hidden elastic headband. Just wrap it around your head, and then roll pieces of hair into it. Boom. Done. It’s THAT easy. [Twist Me Pretty]
Summer is a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to hair. It’s the season of beachy waves and sexy curls, but also epic frizz and greasy roots. The perfect antidote? A pretty scarf! Tie one on to tame a bad hair day, draw attention to a good one, or just add some retro style to your warm weather wardrobe. Need some inspiration? Click through for 15 fab examples of ladies rocking hair scarves.
God, is there anything better than a hairstyle that looks complicated but actually takes 2 minutes? I don’t think so. This “braided” bun (“braid” in quotes because there’s no actual braiding necessary) would bring a perfectly polished, flirty vibe to a date, brunch with friends, a wedding, or traffic court. It’s tres versatile. Want to give it a try? All you need is 2 minutes. Check out the tutorial here!
As much as I love sock buns for their magical volumizing and man-baffling abilities, when they’re tucked in a little too perfectly, they tend to look like … well … a sock on your head. That’s why I’m loving Sea of Shoes fashion blogger Jane Aldridge’s messier take on the style. By curling random sections of her hair first, leaving the bun itself a bit undone, and not pulling back all of her hair, she created a sock bun that’s still big and dramatic, but not overly precious (or overly sock-y, for that matter). Bravo! [Sea of Shoes]
Is there anything more glamorous than a big ol’ bouffant? Answer: no, there’s not. “I’ve gone a little crazy for this style lately,” says style blogger Samantha Harris, who created this look, “I love it because it’s so easy and also very elegant.” I second that. Check out the full photo tutorial for this beautiful bouffant, plus two more retro style how-tos for natural hair, over at Loxa Beauty.
Loose curls are one of the sexiest hairstyles ever, especially for dates. But like many seemingly simple hairstyles, achieving the perfect “I woke up like this” waves can be much tougher than it seems. Enter this brilliant shortcut for date night curls. It’s not only super easy (like, I’m pretty sure even I can do it), it also significantly decreases the chance of burning your ears off with a curling iron. Win-win. Get the full tutorial (that’s so simple it will blow your mind) over at Floridian Weddings.