Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Chic {Easy} Hair Styles

I decided that I have long BOR-ING hair. I just dyed it to an ombresque hair color (dark roots and honey blond at the bottom), as noted that I would in a previous post. It's dark; a little darker than I'm used to but for the fall/winter months, I love! 
The hair details: The roots are the color of my natural hair. There are 3 semi-permanent colors in my hair from top to bottom, so it will fade into a lighter Ombre look and so there are less obvious transition lines.  Did I mention that I don't have to color my hair for months and months and months?! Talk about low maintenance, recession-proof, and restoring your hair!
Sorry for the bad quality picture where I cut off the part of the photo with my roots. But I'm challenged when taking iPhone self-portraits.

The blonder me, in a pic with my husband.
My new Ombre color!

On the topic of 'Chic Hair', I was searching for some new & easy hair dos because frankly, I'm over the plain pony tail, pinned back  bangs and side braids. How about these fabulous & EASY hair styles...? yay! Perfect for upcoming holidays too!

{Source: www.everythingfab.com}

{Jordan Ferney via Pinterest}

{The Living Room Salon Blog}
Create a deep side part and tease the crown area for a little volume. Grab sections from the lowest part of your front hairline (near your ears). Braid, rope, or twist them back. Tie it off with a clear elastic.

{The Living Room Salon Blog}
1. Start with day-old hair…meaning it’s been a day since you’ve washed it. (If you must wash your hair, then use a volumizing spray to add oomf; and if your hair is oily, use a dry shampoo to build body and texture.) Now make a deep side part on one side of your hair. You can use a rat-tail comb to get an extra straight part.
2. Backcomb the top quarter of your hair. Basically, brush the hair downwards toward your scalp so it’s sort of frizzy and can stand on its own.
3. Gently brush the very top layer of your hair to make it smooth on the top. That way, all the backcombing will be hidden under the layer that you brushed. Still, don’t brush too much, you want it a little messy.
4. Take the entire backcombed section and pin it behind your head. To make it secure, place the bobby pins in an “X.”
5. Now take all your hair and put it in a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. Tighten the rubber band as tight as you can. This will help “push” your hair up, creating more volume at the top.
5. You can either leave the rubber band exposed, or hide it by taking a small half-inch section of hair from the ponytail and wrapping it around the rubber band. Take a small bobby pin and pin the hair to the rubber band.
6. Rough up the ponytail with your fingers to match the texture at the top of your hair. Use the same motion as you did to back comb, but use your fingers instead, since this will create a messy texture but will be softer and gentler than using a comb. Remember, this look isn’t about perfection; it looks best slightly messy.

For more inspiration, check-out Allure's "10 Hottest New Fall Hair Trends for 2011".

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