Boho Chic: Hair Version

If you haven’t been able to tell, I’ve been rather into posting about hair recently. I’m not sure why, but perhaps it has something to do with the fact that in the past month I reclaimed my light blonde locks after letting my friend from work dye me dark brown. Being brunette was fun, but I am just blonde at heart. Now that I am back to “normal”, I am still trying to find ways to keep my hairstyles interesting. So, with my upcoming summer presenting a flux of hippie shows and nomadic behavior, I figure that this hair post has only one destiny: boho chic.

This is my favorite. The flowers are girly yet hippie couture. Although Nicole’s hair was obviously teased and styled by professionals, it is still reminiscent of what mine looks like after a few days without a hairbrush. Take home point – get or make a flower headpiece.

Never underestimate the power of a hairband. When I have no clue what to do with my hair, or my outfit feels bland, a simple band like this one spices things up a bit. Not only does it tame crazy locks, but it also allows you to add some volume on top.

Tie up a low pony with some pizazz. A low ponytail will always work, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve showered. Taking that pony to the next level is a sure way to make it go from boring, to totally bohemian/festy chic. You can easily make your own hairpiece by weaving some beads into string, or even re-purpose an old necklace.

xoxo

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The new way to truly color your hair.

Quite obviously, for the first time in my lifetime, colored hair is major in fashion. I personally don’t think I’m cool enough to pull it off, but I think it looks great on a lot of girls. I’ve been seeing a lot of steaks, dyed ends, and even entire heads (a la, Kelly Osbourne). I was actually really surprised to see a super conservative girl in one of my classes come in with a pink streak. Here are some pictures that I think are pretty, and would be my inspiration if I ever found the courage to embrace this trend.

The colors are reminiscent of a beach, while her retro style takes this took beyond trendy, into something really unique. Perfect hairdo as well.

Subtle strand placement with vibrant color! Love the addition of the braid. Looks great on this brown tone. Edgy but still pretty and feminine.

I just LOVE the colors. Once again reminiscent of the beach (can you tell I’m ready for summer?), but the styling makes this look so much more bohemian and carefree.

Whole head of pastels! This is for the risk takers out there, and I love it! The subtle ombre and not-so-vibrant colors make this less over the top, and more fashion forward.

In conclusion, colored hair can be fierce and badass, as well as soft and girly. It all depends on how you integrate your personal style into your ‘do. I’m curious, would any of you consider adding a pop of color to your luscious locks? Please share! xoxo

Hair! continued…

New update on the epsom salt post: my beloved and very trusted hairstylist was not happy when I told her I was doing this. She said it is only going to dry out my hair. Crap – it works so well! I figure it’s not terrible to do once in a while, but definitely not regularly if you want to maintain luscious locks. My new suggestion, find yourself a few great volumizing gels/ sprays/ whatever, that are made with safe ingredients (check out EWGs skin deep database) and change them up so your hair doesn’t get used to a particular one and stop responding. I am so sorry to have steered you lovely followers and readers of mine in the wrong direction! I hope this advice makes up for it.

xoxo

Hair!

News flash: this is a fashion blog (just incase you haven’t figured that out by now). But hair and beauty are just as crucial to looking great as your fabulous Mink Pink dress and Sam Edelmans. I have been crazy busy with school work (I have 2 weeks left of my college career – freak me out a little more please), and haven’t had time to give you all my super passionate rants about clothes, jewelry, and the destruction of female body image projected through media. SO, let’s talk hair…

Volume. I can’t get enough of it. Period. Since teasing isn’t so great for your hair, I like to mix epsom salts with water in a sprits bottle, and blow dry with my head upside down. A little hairspray and you’ve got yourself some va va volume!

Headbands. Seriously, they are just so cute. And my number one go to in the spring/summer when I don’t have time to wash my hair… or put effort into making it look nice. They are so versatile, and you can make your own out of fabric scraps (upcycling!)

Crown braids. Love this because you can sleep in it and it will stay in for days. Talk about eliminating prep time. Combine with some curls, volume, or a ponytail and you’ve got yourself a great hairstyle.

The sock bun: This is what sits atop my head as I type. Another quick, easy, yet looks like you put in a lot of effort hairstyle. There are tons of tutorials online, and now you finally have something to do with all of your old socks who lost their soul mates.

The “de-poofed” poof. Snooki did not ruin it for all of us. Subtract about a gallon of hairspray and you can still rock this look with respect. I have been doing this since I was like 12, and I refuse to stop because of some ignorant MTV show.

 

Hope this post has been a source of inspiration for you all, xoxo