Windy weather ruined your ‘do?

It’s always the way. You spend ages sorting your hair in the morning, straightening, curling, styling… to get out of the house, and to work, uni or college, only for the weather to get between you and a reasonably looking hairstyle. Then you’re left with messed up locks, making you wish you’d spent that half hour in bed, keeping warm…

So, next time you see bad weather predicted (or simply want an extra 5 minutes tucked up) take a second to learn these pretty easy up-do’s. They’re relatively simple, look effortless, and don’t mean you have to limit your style just because Mother Nature decided to chuck it down. Up-do’s can be glamorous and easy, allowing you to look fab and worry about more important things, like avoiding puddles and catching your bus on time.

Style number 1: The messy bun

Save the perfected top knots for ballerinas, and turn bed head locks into effortless style. Even if you have shorter hair, there’s nothing a little back combing and pinning can’t fake. Even with a shorter bob, I would tip my head up, pull my hair into a hairband, backcomb and pin into a bun. The messier the better – feel free to loosen the bun, and let a few straggles free. If you do have longer hair, try curling the very ends, and let them loose out of your bun. Curls can also add definition to your top knot, rather than a perfectly coiffed ballerina-esque style.

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Style number 2: The side plait

More easy going than a bridesmaid-esque french plait, and less headache-y than a fishtail style. All that’s required is the ability to plait 3 sections of hair, and a tie. If the weather is really rubbish the aim is to keep your style pretty loose and un-perfected, because if you do end up looking windswept, it hasn’t completely ruined your look – simply added character to it πŸ˜‰Β 59f0d75e8c43478b539607b4fdade30ab0c8e23fd4d5e1091e7dc66b1eb9b8176a520ca152bc45aa7a5f3e20c6570de0

Style number 3: The low pony

Seeing a pattern emerge here? All pretty low maintenance styles, which don’t rely on several hours of prep, and don’t require perfectly straightened or meticulously curled hair…? πŸ™‚ The low pony might sound low impact style-wise, but styled correctly can really add to your outfit – what ever the weather. Bangs or no bangs, a low pony looks best with a slightly backcombed at the crown, and tied at the nape of your neck. If you want to add extra volume, try adding extra pins just above the hair tye, or hairspray to keep the look in place. If you want to disguise a hair tye, try wrapping a cm of hair around the pony, and securing with a pin below the pony, above the nape of your neck.

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So there you have it! 3 relatively easy up-do’s to save your locks in rubbish weather. Let me know if you try any out, and link to your blogs below if you’ve got any more tips, or alternative ‘bad weather styles’.

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Happy blogmas!

Alice x

Ps. I don’t own these images. There are available on Pinterest, and each image is directly linked to the pin on Pinterest.

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It’s true. I’m a hair dye addict.

Hi!

So, one thing you may have noticed from my blog is my ever changing hair colour…

I have dyed my hair since I was 16 (that’s just over 6 years ago) and I have had well over 20 changes in colour, cut and style since then (!)

My only advice? Treat your hair with care! I had to have my hair cut short because I bleached it too much! Use treatments, protect it when you style it, and try to wait between dyes.

Check out a brief recap of my hair history below!

See you soon,

Alice x

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Outfit: Saturday Night Eats

Hi!

Last night I went to a Indian buffet restaurant with my boyfriend, and some of his friends.

The blazer is from Mango, and the sleeves roll right down. It fits so well, and I’m wearing a M/12-14.

The jeans are Topshop, Baxter. I go through leggings so quickly so I thought I’d invest in some black skinny jeans – they’re quite tight but are an amazing fit. They do so many leg lengths too, which is fab for a tall girl like me!

The pumps are H & M, and the top is old season Topshop.

Let me know what you think!

A x

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An up do with very little ‘up’

Hi! Sorry for not posting in a while!

I recently received quite a few compliments (thanks!) about a hair style I wore a few weeks back.

The look only uses hair slides/bobbie pins, and is really simple to do.

Section your hair into 2-4 inches (depending on the thickness of your hair, the size of your pins, and the look you’re going for – a more slick look will want smaller sections, but a larger, more voluminous look will require larger sections), back comb each individual section, then grip in place.

In the images below I’ve used contrasting hair slides so you can see how the look is put together – but accessorised hair slides look great for an updated evening style.

To secure the look, I either spritz with hair spray, or apply a small amount of serum or wax to any fly always.

If you have any questions about the look, please leave them in the comments box below.

Thanks for reading!
A x

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