As we mature it gets a little bit harder to navigate how to have fun and pretty hairstyles that are work appropriate. For too long I fell into the dark hole of the low ponytail. . . every. single. day. I realised that this is mostly due to me being bad with doing hair (I don’t even own a hairdryer, never mind curling tongs) but also all the clips or accessories, that weren’t pink and sparkly and covered in bows, were tortoise shell barrettes that reminded me of my high school math teacher . . . she was close to retirement. Don’t get me wrong I don’t buy into the whole “dressing your age” thing but if , like me, you are not good with hair and looking to mix up your hair styles while still looking professional and grown up. This post is for you.
1. Hair fork.
Hair forks are very good if you want to add a touch of glamour (well glamour to me anyway lol) to your hairdo. These fun little things are non damaging to the hair and are great for an array of different buns or half up buns. There are many different tutorials for all the different things you can do with these puppies on YouTube so you can really have fun with them.
2. Spin pins.
Spin pins are great for when you don’t want your hair pins to show, while still giving you a very secure do without damaging the hair. An added bonus is that when you remove them you have lovely waves without any weird lumps or bumps from hair ties. To use these you twist your hair into a bun and make sure to tuck the ends of your hair under the bun, then you twist your spin pin into your hair around the perimeter of the bun, the key is to stay close to the scalp while still catching the hair in the bun. It takes a bit of practice but its very quick once you get the hang of it.
4. Head band.
Head bands really remind me of being in school and wearing body glitter and lilac lip-gloss (am I giving away my age here?) so I was really apprehensive about getting one, but with working out and yoga it was necessary, who can be zen when you have stray hairs protruding into various facial orifices? For me the key is to get a headband that is thinner or is braided (or something of that nature) in a neutral colour, this generally helps you to look a bit more chic.
5. Clicky bun (by Invisibobble).
A clicky bun device is what works for me personally, but there are many other products on the market that do pretty much the same thing (sock bun anyone?). This funny little contraption, is basically a glorified snap bangle, helps me make an ultra neat and chic bun in seconds. There are many online resources that will help you learn how to use this product.
(I could not find the exact one I use on amazon, but have a look at your local Boots or pharmacy maybe you’ll find it!)
6. Bobby pins and hair ties that match your hair colour.
This one is a bit obvious but never the less it is worth a mention, using hair ties and bobby pins in a shade as close as possible to your hair colour is instrumental in making a simple sleek ponytail or side braid look grown up and classy. . . I mean no one looks good in a business suit and a bright pink scrunchy!
Having said all that the hair accessory/ style/ colour that is best for you is what makes you feel confident and beautiful.
Thank you so much for visiting by blog today, let me know in the comment section down below what your favourite hair accessories are.
Have a beautiful day.
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the products I mentioned in this blog in any way shape or form. All opinions are my own.