_I’ve admired Chictopian flairtoremember and her hair since pretty much always. I, myself, couldn’t find my hairbrush for 2 weeks so imagine how jealous I felt looking at her perfectly coiffed ’dos every day. Jesus.
So of course one of our Style Icons of the month had to do a guest entry. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I love my ghd. It has been a godsend. It beeps in a matter of seconds after turning it on ready to tame the unruly tangle of ‘hair’ from the night’s sleep. It’s can take sole responsibility for my good hair days. Only downfall is, it took me so long to actually get one, that I feel guilty if I have crap hair. Ahh well, not entirely a bad thing.
Basically Lulu and a couple of other lovelies, have asked me to write a little about hair. I think it’s a great idea + I love playing with my hair now that I’ve grown it so long… but when it comes to ‘writing’ about hair, I’ve been at a loss! So, this is my compromise: I have found tonnes of fabulous pics that hopefully inspire some rad hairstyles (and duefully included a few mugshots of yours truly), I’ve randomly constructed my random thoughts on all things hair-y + I’ve included a little blurb about what I do to style my mane. I hope you guys like this + please feel free to post your ideas/questions/ and contribute!
Just look back to screen sirens of the past, the updo/chignon/bun will never go out of style, it will always be a classic do. A picture of perfection: long ball gown + perfectly executed chigon showing off decolletage, neck and shoulders…
How to: grab a mess of hair and tie it together with an elastic til it feels like it will stay. Curl/mess up the extra bits that have fallen out, pin a few bits back out of the way and voila!
the half up
For an instantly chic + super quick to do, tie/twist back some of your mane into a half up/half down style. It exudes a somewhat glamourous yet still a hippie 70’s feel.. very sweet.
Always a winner, with wavy, curly, poker straight hair. There’s many different things you can try, but if you can get this downpat at least you always have a fallback! For me personally, it’s matter of luck, combining hairspray, mousse + attempting a few extra curls with the trusty ghd.
This is a quick option for a new look especially if you ran out of time to wash your hair and it’s a little worse for wear, no one will be any the wiser! It seems to be a look that is on the rise again so keep your eye out for some new hairstyle inspiration. Word of caution: the ‘heidi’ isn’t usually a winner….
As I’ve stated on many an occasion, I’m a massive fan of hair accessories, and think they look absolutely fabulous! Try flowers, bows, ribbons, chains, brooches, berets, vintage hats to create a new look. Who would want to complain about something else to accessorise!?
My tips/tricks… I have thick, coarse straight hair, which I now love but it’s been a journey due to some horrifically wrong haircuts of my childhood. I’ve been growing it as long as possible for the past 2 years + I’m glad I haven’t sucuumbed to the chop.. yet. For my do, I use a volumising shampoo + conditioner, I usually air dry my hair but have a Parlux ceramic/ionic if the need arises. I run mousse through my hair while it’s damp + tie it in messy loose bun overnight. I love body and waves/curls in my hair + have found the previous things save me time when I’m trying to style it.
A couple of things I’ve read/heard…. 1: Always tip your head upside down if you have to use the hairdryer, keeps volume by drying the roots up/vertical + saves you from flat lifeless hair. 2: Sleep on satin pillowcases, meant to be best for keeping your hair nice, and if it means less to tame in the morning.. I’m sold!)
Ideas for a quick fix… For an instant hair makeover: get your fringe/bangs cut, works every time. Try parting your hair in a different spot: side or middle. Throw a quick braid around your hair or add some hair accessories.
At the end of the day your hair is a definite part of your look and your hairstyle can be a feature (or saving grace) of a basic outfit.