Beat the Heat: stay cool with these 3 hairstyles 

Dear Readers,

Hey guys! What’s up? How’s it going? This is the third “summer” post, so let’s get right on into it! These are 3 hairstyles to beat the heat!

1. Messy Bun (difficulty: 1, time: 2 minutes or less)

This is a simple hairstyle that still looks chic and timeless. Also it’s really cool because it’s off the neck and shoulders.

Step by step messy bun


Step one~ brush and detangle your hair

Step two~ get your hair up so that it’s at the desired height, make it a little sloppy, since it is a called a messy bun. Don’t secure with a hair-tie quite yet.

Step three~ twist your hair up so it will be easier to put in a bun later.

Step four~ adjust your hair so that the twist is a little looser. This adds to the “messy” bun look.

Step five~ start to make the bun by twisting it around the center of the top of your head.

Step six~ continue to wrap it, trying to keep it in a circular motion.

Step seven~ secure the bun with a hair tie, it doesn’t have to perfect, just tie it enough so it will stay up

Step eight~ finally tame your flyaway a comb or your fingers
2. Braided Hair Bun (difficulty:4, time: 5 minutes)

This is a fun and elegant twisted up-style.


Step one~ tie your hair up in 2 even ponytails at the back of your head.

Step two~ Twist the left side pony in a rope braid and fix the hair ends with a clear hair band. Repeat the same steps on the right side.

Step three~ Twist the right one around the left one, so it looks similar to step 5

Step four~ Loosen the hair to hide the central line.

Step five~ pin your hair with u-pins if needed to make the bun more secure, then hairspray it all.

3. Wrap around ponytail (difficulty: 2, time: 2 minutes)

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If your go to hairstyle is a classic ponytail, dress it up with this simple, but classy hairstyle.

Step one~ gather your hair into a ponytail then secure with an elastic band

Step two~ then take a strand of hair from the pony and wrap it around your hair elastic, then secure with a bobby pin – concealing it in the base of the ponytail.

And that’s it, but here are important tips just to get it right

*Choose your hair tie wisely. That rounded elastic you bought from a drugstore works fine for any old ponytail. But this isn’t any old ponytail. Pick up a flat elastic to keep the wrapped hair from bulging.

*Pick up a small piece. Don’t get too crazy—you only need to take about a half-inch section of hair from the underside of the ponytail. Any more and you’ll remove volume from the tail. If your hair is fine, try teasing the underside before wrapping it completely around the ponytail base to keep it from slipping away.

*Get the right bobby pin. Which actually means no bobby pins at all. Standard ones are too long and poke out the other side (at that point, the magic is lost). Instead, you need two one-and-three-quarter-inch hairpins. Insert one through the wrap from the top right corner to the lower left corner and another on the opposite side. The pins should form an X shape underneath your elastic.

I really hope that you enjoyed this post and see you hopefully tomorrow for my next summer post! Check out my last ones here, here, and here.

 

californiangirl signing off

xoxo,
californiangirl

 

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