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Styling Hair At Home: Our Top Tips
Styling hair at home can be a lifesaver these days for many reasons. First: You know those hilarious memes circulating the ‘gram with titles like “when you and your girlfriend get bored at a sleepover and cut each other’s hair”, captioning a celeb with hideous micro bangs… yeah, we wouldn’t recommend trying that at home. Just because you may be spending a lot more time at home these days doesn’t mean you should - by any means - pick up the scissors and play hair stylist. Second: Styling hair at home gives you the opportunity to play around with different ‘dos, all in the safety of your crib, no judgement. And who knows, maybe you’ll discover your new favourite hairstyle. We’ve dug up some pretty spectacular hair inspo that will help you steer clear of the shears until you can book another appointment with your stylist. Most of these looks are easy to assemble and can be done without hair products or styling tools. If you’re quite advanced in your styling game, don’t you worry- we have something for you, too. Scroll through to indulge in a little self-care and save yourself from a hair disaster.
Cure Confinement Woes By Styling Hair At Home
Boredom taking its toll on you these days? These simple styling hair at home looks will help ease your ennui and anxiety.
Half-Up, Half-Down, Totally Cute.
Everyone can appreciate a good half-up, half-down ‘do, but this one takes the cake for being effortless, chic and updated for the modern world. Bonus: It works great on all hair lengths.
How to style it: To get this straightforward look, start by parting your hair down the middle with a fine-tooth comb. Leaving a small section out on each side of your face, gather the top half of your hair and secure with a clip. And because you may have some extra time on your hands (saved not having to commute to work, bliss), use a 1-inch curling iron to put in some soft waves throughout. No better time to perfect your curling skills!
Sexy, Sleek Chignon.
That “wet” look is everywhere, and if you thought you couldn’t possibly rock it, you were wrong. This look makes styling hair at home feel polished and cool.
How to style it: Again, we’ll start by using the end of a fine-toothed comb to part hair right down the middle, for a clean no-nonsense line. Then, brush through your hair with gel for that wet look. You can use pretty much any gel you have in your bathroom cabinet, men’s hair gel actually works great. Pull your hair back into a low ponytail and braid the tail, securing with an elastic once you’ve plaited to the ends. To finish the look, twist your braid into a low bun and put it in place with bobby pins. There you have it, the fiercest way to keep your hair out of your face.
Le French Fishtail Braid.
Styling hair at home when you’re up for a little challenge… whether or not you’re a plaiting pro is irrelevant. This style is easy to learn, but may take some practice - great for those of you thinking about cutting yourself some bangs (you know who you are).
How to style it: Hairspray is optional, but if you want your style to last throughout the day then it sure helps. If you opt for a long-lasting style, spray some onto your lengths for extra grip before you start braiding. Then, create a deep part over the arch of one eyebrow and separate your hair in two sections down the middle. French braid each side of your hair and secure the braids in place once you’ve gotten to the nape of the neck. Remove the clips and three-strand braid the two sections together twice, only two passes to join them together, before switching to a fishtail braid. Fishtail braid the rest of your hair together and secure the ends with an elastic.
Texturised Pigtail Braids.
Which hairstyle made a surprisingly big splash at Fashion Week recently? Messy pigtail braids, your schoolgirl
favourite style has just made a big comeback and we’re actually living for it. Contrary to the prim and proper braids of yesteryear, these pigtails are looser, messier and more laidback, the perfect way to be styling hair at home!
How to style it: Brush your hair out with your fingers, not a brush. This will ensure the look stays texturised and not uniform. Part your hair down the middle, and leaving out face-framing tendrils in the front, braid a classic three-strand plait on each side. Be sure to start just below the ear and secure each braid with an elastic. Add some hair clips to tame the crazier flyaways for extra style game, but make sure to let some of them fly free - it’s a part of this aesthetic!
Don’t become internet-famous with your quarantine cut. Give styling hair at home a try, you won’t regret it.
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