Do you find your social life gets busier in summer? When the weather’s nice, everyone wants to celebrate and that often means we spend our lives constantly getting ready for events and parties. Admittedly it’s a good situation to be in, but it can be hard to find the time or inspiration to plan our hair, make up and outfit when it gets to the 10th event of the season. Then if you’ve got kids running around, a husband being annoying or even the latest guy you hooked up with on Tinder constantly pestering you, it’s even tougher to find the time.
However, that’s where we can help you just in time for the half-term holidays and plenty of time ahead of the summer ones. In our last blog post, we mentioned that we’ve revamped our social media accounts. On Instagram, you’ll find more of salon owner Sinead’s personality coming through. She’s a busy mum of two with a packed diary and she finds time to get glammed up. Following her will make you want to do the same.
YouTube is the place where we show you exactly how to experiment with new styles, most of which are quick and simple and will leave you feeling a lot happier with your hair and style. For half-term week when there are more things to do than ever, this style might come in useful:
We’ll be uploading videos on braids and ponytails very soon, but if you want to get cracking on some new looks straight away. Here are a couple of ideas:
(1) Side Ponytail
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All you need to do is tease your hair at the top just a little to get some volume at your roots and then comb it back down a little to smooth things out. Then, pull your hair into a side ponytail and if you want, you can take a piece of the hair at the bottom portion underneath the ponytail to wrap it around and pin it around your ponytail. Pull some hair out of the other side to create a softer look.
A side ponytail is a lot more interesting to look at than a standard ponytail and will make you feel like you’ve made an effort.
(2) Braided Bun
All you need to do for this elegant updo is make three braids and you’ll come out with a hairstyle that looks like you had it done at a salon. Start by separating your hair into three different sections from the top of your head. Take the middle section and create a low ponytail. Braid this ponytail, secure with a small rubber band and take your braid and wrap it around the elastic, creating a bun at the nape of your neck. Secure with bobby pins.
Next, take one of your side sections and braid that. Once braided, wrap it around the bun at the nape of your neck, securing with bobby pins. Repeat for the remaining section of hair. Finish with a flexible hold hairspray.