Sorry, I just really wanted that alliteration going on, even though it doesn’t really count…
Yes, so as the title shows, a summer hairstyle idea! I am not very creative when it comes to hairstyles as I either wear it down or in a ponytail – exciting times. However last week I had really greasy hair (fun fact: I like to leave my hair as long as I can before I wash it. Grim.) so it had to go up, but I wanted something a little more exciting than my standard pony. I just added some plaits either side and I got a few compliments at work, so from now on it is my go-to work hairstyle also!
All you shall need is:
around 4 tiny elastics (I’m sure they have a better name than that!)
a hairband (I use the plastic ones which are a fairly new to the market, they are fab as they don’t get tangled in your hair)
hair brush – I use my beloved Tangle Teezer
curby grips (optional for if you have layered hair, for the braids)
Here is a picture tutorial for you (looking at these photos make me cringe a little):
I started off with straight hair which has been blow-dried, but curled, crimped, all the same result (I am presuming…)
Grab a small section of your hair behind your ear
Tie the braid with a small elastic (you can use two just in case – I usually do that for work). If you have any hair which hasn’t stayed in the plate, use a Curby grip to secure.
Using the end of a teasing brush, loosen sections of hair to give it a tousled look
Ta-da! (*this is the one that makes me cringe the most)
I love that this look is simple to do (took be about 3 minutes) but is still put together. The small braids are a subtle touch and this look is perfect for the beach, work, every day, etc. I know it is a very basic style but for those of you who are like me and just wear their down 99% of the time, then this is an easy little touch you can add to a basic ponytail!
If you give it a go, hope you like the result!