Thursday, 18 February 2016

Quick & Painless Hair Tutorials

Doing my hair every morning is the bane of my existence (ok, maybe that's a little dramatic). Right now my hair is about collar bone length, a lob (hair people speak for a long bob), but up until December it was a lot longer...I chopped off about 6 inches. It's much easier to deal with now that its shorter and healthier but I do miss being able to pile it up in a messy top knot. I also used to have blunt bangs so I do consider myself well versed in the torture that is growing out bangs. I really liked my bangs and have moments where I would love them back but I've been able to talk myself out of it (so far!) because the growing out process really sucks. 

I like to go with some sort of style that keeps my hair out of my face but I also need something that is acceptable for the workplace. This combined with my utter lack of hair styling skill means that I'm constantly on the lookout for easy tutorials...thanks Pinterest :) I've rounded up a few of my go to's, and trust me, if I can get them to work so can you (I only figured out how to french braid last year...serious novice). 

Super quick and easy and if you don't make it too messy it is office appropriate. I like to pull it off center a little for a side pony. 

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Casual Bun
Kate from 'The Small Things Blog' is an absolute master at hair tutorials and this one is a total winner. Easy to do and keeps your hair out of your face. 

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Low Chignon
Another great tutorial from Kate that looks pretty and polished and is perfect for dressier occasions. I love how her tutorials are always just the right amount of undone, I hate a stiff hairdo. 

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The Gibson Tuck
Emily from The Freckled Fox has the most amazing hair I've ever seen. Her tutorials are always gorgeous but I just don't have nearly enough hair to pull most of them off. This one though works for medium length hair, just with a little less oomph. 

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Braided Crown
Once I figured out the art of french braiding this became my go to style when I was growing out my bangs. Holds those pesky bangs in place and lasts the whole day. The post this is from has a bunch of great ideas, another favourite of mine is coming up next. 

Image Credit: manouvellemode.com

Simply Twisted 
A second winner from the same post that I used a ton in the bang growing out process and still use now to keep my hair back. It's a great way to wear your hair down but not have it drive you crazy. I find it holds better on second day hair, or use a little texturizer.

Image Credit: manouvellemode.com

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