BLOGMAS Day 22 // Christmas Hairstyles

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE EVE EVE EVERYONE! Ok, maybe that’s a bit of a long shot, but I can definitely feel the Christmas spirit in the air now (never has a sentence reminded me so vividly of Phil Collins…) but today I thought I’d show you guys some of my favourite hairstyles for the festive/party season!

xmas hairstyles 2Cute Half Up | This hairstyle is so cute, and one of my favourites. It’s so simple to achieve, especially if you have naturally curly hair! All you have to do is part your bangs to one side, and take the top section of your hair and secure it in a ponytail, then tie a ribbon around the hairband and you’re done!xmas hairstyles 3Messy Pony | This hairstyle is another one of my favourites, and again, perfect for if you’ve got naturally curly hair. Instead of a typically sleek and ‘perfect’ ponytail, this one is messy and playful. Just throw your head upside down and collect all of you hair into a very high ponytail, then tie a piece of ribbon around it.xmas hairstyles 1Half Up | This style is my most-worn hairstyle, but to make it fitting for Christmas, I’ve paired it with my antler headband from New Look! Again, just part the top section of your hair, going diagonally up from behind your ear, gathering all of the top section of your hair, including your bangs this time, and secure it in a ponytail, and you’re done!xmas hairstyles 4Fishtail | This style is really pretty, and once you’ve learned the technique, you can actually achieve it in almost no time at all! I’ve actually got an entire post on how to fishtail braid HERE and a quick ‘Faux-fishtail’ hack HERE. All I’ve done here is a regular fishtail, and secured it with a pink ribbon which I’ve tied into a bow!


Those are my top 4 hairstyles for the festive season, I hope you guys enjoyed them, let me know which one is your favourite in the comments!

 

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How To: Dutch Headband Braid

Fotor0922164846Here’s another really easy (once you’ve mastered the way of passing the hair around) and cute hairstyle , that once you’re confident doing it, you can perfect in 5 minutes! Like most braids, you start out with three strands.

I’ve taken a small section from my part, and parted it into three strands.The key to this braid is passing the hair underneath the other strands you have, unlike other braids where you go over. This makes the braid stand out from the rest of your hair.Fotor0922163623So obviously I have started out the braid by regularly braiding, but passing the hair underneath. Then, like a french braid, you grab an extra small section of hair and add it in with the piece you are about to move over. Then you bring it into the middle.

Once you’ve started adding little sections of hair and moving them underneath the other two strands, the braid will start to form and be 3D.

Once you’ve braided as much as you’d like, or for as long as your hair is, you can stop adding sections and simply finish the braid off like a simple three strand braid.DSCN2301 (2)Then you just have to secure the braid with a hair elastic, and bobby pin it underneath the rest of your hair. If you’d like your hair to look a little bit thicker you can just lightly pull at the strands, and it immediately looks so much thicker. You can also choose to pull out and random strands around your face if you prefer a more undone look. Once you’ve perfected it to how you’d like to wear it, you’re done!


I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial and it helped you out! Let me know if you’d like me to do any other hair tutorials in the comments below!

Back To School 4 Easy Hairstyles

Easy Back To School HairstylesI know, how you’re going to wear your hair for when you go back to school isn’t at the forefront of your mind when you think about back to school. So don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Today I’m sharing with you guys, 4 super easy hairstyles that you can wear when you go back to school!

High Ponytail with Headband | This hairstyle is super easy, and also great for hiding a bad hair day, or if your hair isn’t feeling really fresh, and you just want it up and out of the way. The headband makes this style look super cute and adds another element to it.

Two Braids | This hairstyle is a little more work, but if you can french-braid hair, then this style is very achievable. You simply braid your fringe back from your face, and secure it with a hair elastic, then you braid a section of hair that’s roughly the same size away from your face on the other side. Then you join the two braids together.

High Messy Bun | This hairstyle is one of my favourites when I really don’t want to do anything with my hair, but I don’t want it in my face, or getting in the way. (This style is also super useful for if it’s a really hot day, as all of your hair is up, and not tickling you neck, or making it sweaty!) I have a post on how to do this style, but all it really is, is a high ponytail, you twist is to collect all of the hair together, and then wrap it around the base of the ponytail, then secure it all with another hair tie.

Messy Braids | If you’re not a particular fan of a ‘styled’ look, and you prefer to have your hair down and messy, then this style could work for you! All you have to do is flip all of your hair to one side of your head, then secure it with some bobby pins, just so you don’t have to keep moving it all back over to one particular side. Then just add some random braids in wherever you like, the point is to make it look messy and casual. You can add some salt spray if you’d like, to keep your hair tousled all day.


That’s it for some simple hairstyles for back to school, I hope you guys try these out! If you do, be sure to let me know which one was your favourite!

French Fishtail Tutorial

I really love the fishtail braid, and this style gives great hold, keeps your hair entirely out of your face, and is perfect for a ‘no-heat’ summer hairstyle! So today I’m showing you guys how to achieve the French Fishtail!


Start out by parting your hair normally and working a french braid on the side of your fringe, right down to the ends, and secure it with a hair elastic.

Then put all of your hair, including the french braid, into a ponytail.

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All that’s left now is to fishtail braid your ponytail! Just part your ponytail in two, and pass a small section from one side to the other, for as long as you’d like our fishtail to be. If you need a more in-depth description, check out my How To Fishtail post.

And just like that, you’ve got a really cute and easy summer style!


I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial, if you did let me know in the comments below! Be sure to ‘like’ this post if you’d like more hair tutorials. Until next time my loves!

5 Minute Fishtail Braid Tutorial

I recently noticed that my most popular hair tutorial is the Fishtail braid, so I figured since a lot of you guys liked it, but I know it can take a lot of time, if you want a similar effect but much quicker, today I’m sharing with you the 5 minute cheat version!

So as per usual, start out with a rocking side pony.

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Then, part the hair above your hair elastic in two, and twist the ponytail back into itself.Fotor0514150535

Then tie another hair tie a little lower down on your ponytail and repeat, bringing the rest of the pony back into itself.Fotor051415092

I then did that once more because my hair is a little longer. Then just take the hair elastics out, secure the end, and you’re done!7

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And just like that, you’ve got a faux-fishtail!


I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial, let me know if you try it out! And as always, don’t forget that you can request a post by going to my Contact Me page!

Red Carpet Inspired Curls Tutorial

Since my hair is longer now, I don’t sport my usual curl as often as I used to. Mainly because the weight of my hair means that the curl is much looser and hard to style. So lately I’ve been searching for a way to embrace curls in a sophisticated, less tight ringlets, looser way. So here is my tutorial on how to achieve a voluminous, loose red carpet-inspired curl with only one tool that I guarantee most of you will have access to.


Take roughly 1.5 inch sections of hair

And with a straightener, instead of running the straightener right down your hair, place them half way down your section of hair at an angle (similar to shown below) and rotate 360 degrees as you move down the section

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When you’ve done that to one side of your head, it should look something like this, very loose curls at the very ends of your hair

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Once you’ve completed both sides, the trick is to brush through your hair. This loosens the curls, and bonds them together, in a big, nice wave.

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And that’s it! I hope you guys recreate this style because it only takes roughly 15 minutes (or more depending on the thickness of your hair) but it is so big that it makes you feel quite glamorous!IMAG2390

Let me know of any other hairstyles you’d like me to do a tutorial on!


I’d also just like to quickly thank all of you. Every one of you guys that reads this blog have helped me to pursue a hobby that I love. Without you, it would have no purpose. So thank you again, I can’t believe how many people this has reached, and (cheesiest line alert) here’s to the next thousand.

Fishtail Braid Tutorial

I have always admired a fishtail braid whenever I’ve seen one, so I took it upon myself to look up how to do one and show you guys what I’ve learned! This style is amazing because it is so easy once you’ve grasped it, but it still looks like you’ve spent some time doing it. The rest is just practice and perfecting it to your taste. This style is also very adjustable, meaning you can wear it very neatly and simple, you can add a headband, or mess it up with little pieces of hair pulled out and to be more relaxed. So here we go!


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1. First, brush all of your hair over to one side of your head (You can choose to smooth it out or leave your parting in and just gather your hair on one side) and loosely keep it together with a hairband. It’s important to keep it loose because you’ll need to slide it down your braid later.


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2. Then separate your hair into two sections


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3. Take one small piece of hair from the back of one of the sections (Here I have taken it from the left section)


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4. And bring it around the front and pass it over to the other section (and I have passed it to the right)


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5. Then take a small piece of hair from the other section and repeat the same thing vice versa


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6. Bringing it around the front and passing it over to the other section


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7. Be sure to pull it tight as you go along and you will begin to see the fishtail emerge


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8. Then continue until you are happy with the length of your braid, then slide your hair band down the braid until you reach the end, and secure it there


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9. I then like to pull mine apart a little to make it look a bit thicker and messier


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And you’re done! Hope this little run through helped you out, if you recreate this look I’d love to see it!

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