Monday, June 18, 2012

How I Style My Hair

Just thought I'd do a quick post putting together all the different ways I like wearing my hair - along with the relevant tutorials.

My default hair style is down and parted to the side. Since I have fine, straight hair - this hardly requires any styling - just some Aveda Volumizing Tonic and Moroccan Oil.

My default everyday hairstyle
Another easy hairstyle is parted (either to the middle or the side) and pulled back:
Sides pulled back hairstyle
I also like braiding the front of my hair and tying it to the side while leaving the rest free - this is my favorite way to wear my hair:
Braided and tied on the side
For special occasions, I blow-dry my roots and curl my hair (either using a flat iron or a Hot Tools curling iron - the ONLY curling iron that creates a lasting curl in my hair!)
Blow-dried and curled
I use a lot more products for this style. I start with a volumizing mousse before blow-drying, followed by a heat protectant spray before curling and a hair spray after.

On bad hair days, I either put my hair in a side braid, parted to the side in a ponytail or in a ballerina bun (If you're doing a bun, you NEED to use spin pins!)...Funny how I don't have many pictures of my hair in these styles...believe me - I looked!

In a ponytail
Zoe Saldana with her hair in a side braid

Jamie Chung in a ballerina bun
 
TUTORIALS:
I'm SO grateful for these amazing tutorials on youtube - they taught me all I know about doing my hair!

Blowdrying technique by Nurberxo - a vented brush is key. I'm using a Conair one - but this Brushlab one is on my wishlist.

Curling with a curling iron by MakeupByTiffanyD:

Curling with a flat iron by FrmHeadToToe:

Twisted Rope Braids by FrmHeadToToe: (I use this technique when braiding the front of my hair)


How do you usually style your hair? Any must-have tips or products to share?

17 comments:

  1. gorgeous! i love that updo bun

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    1. Yes - buns are amazing in the summer heat - no sticky hair on my neck!

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  2. Thanks for the links to those tutorials! Going to watch them all tonight. I am so useless with my hair - it's only ever up in a ponytail or down unstyled. Lol.

    My favourite look of yours is the second one, pulled back and sweeped to one side. I think it would look great with both casual and dressy outfits! :)

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    1. Hope you find the tutorials as useful as I did - youtube is SO amazing for learning new techniques - much better than TV or magazines.

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  3. You are so gorgeous and btw you strongly resemble Salma Hayek in the second photo. I've been using Moroccan oil too and I love it, doesn't it smell amazing?

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    1. Love the smell of Moroccan oil - and a little lasts a looooong time! Love Salma Hayek - I wish I resembled her LOL!

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  4. So great to see your pretty face! Love all the hairstyles on you, wish I could look so great with different ones.
    I've been wearing the side braid a lot lately, especially now that it's getting hotter outside.

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    1. Side braids are great - but since I have layers, it's so challenging to keep it from looking too wild - have to use lots of bobby pins!

      Along with outfit envy - I also have serious hair envy - your hair always looks so amazing and perfectly styled!

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  5. You are so beautiful! You're so good with different hairstyles, some days I don't even brush mine! lol

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    1. Thanks - you're so sweet! I wish I was better at styling my hair - but thanks to blogs and youtube, I'm definitely more adventurous than I used to be!

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  6. You have beautiful hair! I love the way you braid the front, I keep meaning to try SOMETHING different but my default hair always takes the lead. It's funny that I also wear my hair straight and parted slightly to the side. I'm really hopeless with my hair most of the time though - I want to curl it more, but it's hard for me! You look gorgeous all the time!

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    1. Thanks sweetie - braiding (or twisting) the front is super-easy - and I like it because my hair is down but not in my face. Was definitely inspired by Lauren Conrad's constant side braid LOL!

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  7. I love that you posted all of these looks - I need to branch out a little more with my hair.

    Your hair is gorgeous and a little off the subject - so are your brows! In the "braided on the side" photo they just look perfect!

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    1. I don't think you need to branch out with your hair - why mess with perfection :-) I love the color and waves and volume!

      I just leave my brows the way they are (no tweezing or filling in)...I'm glad I was too lazy to mess with them when I was younger - otherwise I'd have 2 very thin lines for brows now LOL!

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  8. You look great in all the hairstyles! I typically roll out of bed at the very last minute and hope for the best in the mornings, haha :P Of course I try harder when I have to look more put together - thanks for sharing all the styles!

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    1. Yes - I know the hope-for-the-best feeling only too well! Hair is always the last thing I do - make-up and clothes come first :-)

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  9. my hair is a little bit shorter then yours and I had bangs, but they're so grown now so my fav way now is braiding them and tying to the side also :)

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