One of the reasons I love to have my hair longer or at least mid length is because I can experiment with different ways of wearing it up and down. I love to try new things, I love to look different and not have my look “predictable” every day – which may be partly because I couldn’t get it to look the same even if I tried – LOL!
I follow various hair boards on Pinterest, I follow other bloggers and when I am reading magazines or watching TV shows I am always checking out people’s hair to see if it is something I could myself. Wearing my hair up really makes me feel extra confident and feminine…and who couldn’t use a little of that sometimes?
Because I have such fine hair I like to practice some styles before I wear them out because they don’t all work with my hair type…
The style I have in today’s pictures is a cross between a french pleat and a bun – a french pleat is a hairstyle that reminds me of Audrey Hepburn, very classy, whereas a bun can have so many variations, some of which are messy and others are sleek. I like to keep mine a little looser with my hair swept behind my ears and some loose tendrils. I use a strong elastic to put my hair into a ponytail first and then create the bun from there.
If you’re looking for some hair inspiration you can follow my “Hair Style” Board on Pinterest @stylequeenie. I think that tutorials are helpful (some of which are on my board) and pictures most definitely speak a thousand words.
My final tip is that, just like I do, practice will only make you feel more comfortable when you want to use some styles for special occasions or just to feel more feminine. Seeing a picture and being able to recreate a look on yourself is sometimes a little harder than you would think. I know a lot of people that can braid hair, but yet they can’t seem to master braiding their own hair. There may also be some Women out there that are able to just pull their hair back effortlessly and looking like a Million Dollars…but I can tell you I’m not one of them – which is why practice has always been key for me.
As the weekend draws near, that would be a great time to try some new hair techniques…get crazy and have fun!