Post # 1
I have seen a lot of bees with great hair and I know you have great advice so let’s give this a shot.
I have my work Christmas/Year-end party this Friday night. I’m on the Committee so I have about 1 hour to get home and change, makeup, hair before I have to leave. I have flat, boring hair. I want to do something different and pretty but it can’t take a long time. Looking for any suggestions you may have for me!
(Note: My hair takes 2+ hours to curl and it won’t hold for more than an hour or so.. even on the wedding day it didn’t hold).
I’ll be wearing a black dress with sparkly jewelry, sparkly bling shoes and purse.
Pic of my hair if this helps! Excuse the bad pic.. I hate photos of myself.
Post # 3
Have you tried looking on pinterest? There are tons of awesome ideas.
Post # 4
My hair tends to fall from curls pretty quick too. My standby for getting ready to go out in a short amount of time tends to be the deep side part into a low bun, sometimes with a braid (a la Lauren Conrad) and sometimes without. I used to have sideswept bangs so it worked nicely without the braid.
I also do the (un-Snooki) pouf sometimes. Just straighten my hair and tease it a bit to put the front part up, you could secure a pretty sparkly clip in.
Hmmm…other option, maybe leave it down (straight) and do a twist up the one side with bobby pins and a clip. That always looks pretty.
If you know your hair doesn’t work well with curls, don’t even bother with ’em. I would suggest doing a quick YouTube search if you’re looking for updos or a specific hair tutorial, there are a lot on there!
Post # 5
@jlc3: I like the side bun idea.
I will try to look on Pinterest. I usually get distracted on that site.
Post # 6
@Lyndzo: First of all, that’s a cute pic, not a bad one!
Secondly, I share your hair pain. Mine is fine and slippery and barely holds a curl as well. My go-to “fancy” style is just pulling a section of hair up, twisting it, and bobby pinning it down. (I believe it’s generally called a pompadour? I am very hair non-saavy, so who knows.)
Hope someone else has some better ideas for you! (That I can also steal)
Post # 7
If curling isn’t an option, I agree with putting it up in a simple updo, either a side bun, or a French twist would look great and are super easy to do. Then maybe you can leave a couple of soft pieces down and try to curl them to give it a bit of shape?
Post # 8
Thanks for everyone’s advice.
Sometimes I worry with my hair up it doesn’t look as nice because I have a round face 🙁
Post # 9
Seriously, try this.
I found it a couple weeks ago and did it and it was so easy! In the video, she said it works best if it’s curled, but that it doesn’t HAVE to be. Mine was curled when I did it, and I can’t really imagine it working if it had been straight, but you could curl your hair in the morning. Even if the majority of it had fallen out, it would work well. 🙂
Post # 10
@Lyndzo: I don’t think having a round face means your fair doesn’t look good up! And if it bothers you, you can always use some makeup contouring tricks to emphasize cheekbones, etc, that usually makes the face appear longer 🙂
Post # 11
@frommisstomrs.: that was the blog I was going to mention! She has the cutest hair ideas!
Post # 12
What about a braid? When done well, they can look fancy.
Post # 13
I used to say my hair never holds a curl, but I found hot rollers and hairspray do wonders, but an hour isn’t enough time for it to set. That is just something for the future 🙂
What I would do is twist and tease the top and then pull the rest into a fairly high ponytail (like if you drew a line from ear to ear, the pony would be right on top). Then take 1 inch sections and wrap them into a curl and bobby pin them. It looks like a bun, but fuller. I did this for a formal once and it took 10 minutes and everyone loved it.
Something like this:
this, but lower and without the braid:
Post # 14
@Lyndzo: I rock the sock bun whenever I’m lazy and need to get dressed up. It’s a very full bun, so it would balance out your face nicely. If your hair is long enough, here’s how it goes:
1. Get a stretchy thin tube sock (think a pair of women’s dress socks.) Cut the toe off so it is actually a tube.
2. Roll the tube down on itself, until it looks like a fabric donut.
3. pull your hair up into a ponytail. Wherever the elastic is, that will be the center of your bun.
4. Hold your ponytail straight up, and slide the fabric “donut” over it. Begin rolling the “donut” down and tucking your hair underneath as you go.
5. When you get to your head, tuck any remaining strands in and mist with hair spray.
6. Feel awesome because your hair is perfect. It doesn’t come out, it looks like it took hours, and your friends will be envious. No joke.
For you visual learners, here’s a tutorial with photos: http://www.weddingchicks.com/2012/04/07/diy-sock-bun/
ETA: Once you’ve done this a few times, it should literally take less than 5 minutes from start to finish… including teasing and smoothing.
Post # 15
You ladies are amazing!! Thank you 🙂