I’ve been absent from my blog for months on end and thus I apologise. You see, I feel guilty when I blog because I should be working on my dissertation. I don’t have to study all of the time, but being the procrastinator that I am, I quickly find other stuff to do. Like reading. But a few pages in, I start feeling guilty again because I’m enjoying it too much and then I start procrastinating on something else. Like Youtube. Just one more video… No really this time just one more. Okay last one… Sound familiar?
I’ve been off sick this whole week and wasn’t up to anything, the flu really hit me down. I just wanted something in the background while I dose off half of the day. Getting bored with the type of videos I usually watch (beauty stuff, duhhhhhh) I went to look for something that could teach me something new. And so I ended up with a whole week of sneezing and coughing and watching easy hair tutorials when not sneezing and coughing.
My hair is quite dry. I don’t think my roots know what oil feels like. So I wash my hair every 3 days, I can even stretch it to 5. The longer I wait, the more texture I have for styling my hair (are you grossed out? #sorrynotsorry ) But I never know what to do on day 3 (or 4 or 5), so I have this one basic thing of pulling my hair back into something that I wished looked like a messy bun. But it doesn’t. It’s just plain, boring, tied back hair.
There are a few ladies with fantastic hair tutorials that I didn’t know existed and whom I’m totally stalking now. Kate from The Small Things Blog doesn’t know it yet, but we’re meant to be best friends for life. We just have to… meet… first… I’m sure she’ll find my stalky attitude as a sign of utter adoration and respect. Nothing weird about it, is there?
For reference, my hair is below my shoulders but not touching my bra strap, somewhere between fine and normal, usually lifeless without heat styling and straight as an arrow. The only thing I haven’t tried to get my hair to hold on to a curl properly is superglue. I’m serious 🙂 So I watched tutorials to style this type of hair.
For me, “everyday looks” are three things:
- Not too fancy for the office
- Fancy enough for the office
- I can manage it by myself in 10 minutes or less, preferably 5 minutes
Below are a few of my favourites from Kate. She has years and years of tutorials on her channel, and obviously it’s my mission to watch (and like) every single one. I also like her makeup tutorials. Not high-tech but soft and natural, perfect for day looks and soft looks and for a goodie two shoes like me 🙂 She starts most of her buns and updo’s with softly curled hair. Personally I don’t bother curling my hair because of time in the morning, but I do tease and add a texturising product if there’s not enough texture left in my hair from the previous day’s styling products.
1. My ultimate favourite: The Fancy Ponytail
I’ve worn a similar version (mentioned below) for a few months and love it. It’s quick, easy and look fabulous
2. Tied UP Hair Tutorial
THIS look in 3 minutes? Wouldn’t have believed it either. But yes. 3 Minutes!
3. Low Chignon Hair Tutorial
Could. Not. Believe. 5 minutes!!
4. Another favourite: The Messy Bun
5:40 is where she actually starts if you want to skip the talking 🙂
5. A Twisted Updo for Glasses Wearers (or not!)
I wear glasses 99% of the time, of course I’m going to love this!
6. Wrapped Bun
A great 5 minute evening look, or for that meeting where you want to make an impression (a good one, obvs)
7. Another favourite, I love this: Not Just A Ponytail
So easy, so flattering. Love it, love it
8. The Alternative Bun
9. The Undone French Twist
It sounds all fancy smanzy, but I promise you it’s easy. I mean, the tutorial is only 3:36 and that’s with talking!
10. The Twisted Phonytail
Phonytail. She’s brilliant!
11. Twisted Updo
11 is such a random number, but I’m busy sharing love, okay? Okay. So, this is a bit more fancy, maybe for a wedding, a date night or for a dress to impress event. Still quick and easy though
12. The Lived In Bun
I just couldn’t stop at 11, too random! I’ve done this style many a times with wet hair when I’m in a hurry and don’t have time for styling. I just add texture products to the wet hair and don’t tease it (because it’s wet…) It works and stays in place even when it dries throughout the day
I could go on and on and on because Kate literally has 300 videos and counting. She has loads more on fancy updo’s and for wearing your hair loose, curling, teasing, everything. I’ll stop promoting my best friend now.
PS, almost forgot about the “other” ponytail video I mentioned above.
My 5 Minute Ponytail Routine from Kayley Melissa. It’s lovely, I’ve done it more than 10 times, it is really quick and easy and it really only takes 5 minutes
Which of these styles would you try, or not try? And are there any other great hair tutorials that you would like to share with me? Please leave a comment below, I need to find someone else to stalk before I’m labelled as obsessed 🙂