Need, Wear, Listen, Hair

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1. Need: White converse high tops.
2. Wear: Pineapple shirt.
3. Listen: The Look – Metronomy
4. Hair: jeweled updo

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Perfect Bun Tutorial

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Wearing a bun is a staple for me. I used to have long hair so it’s was easier to do. But now that it’s short, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to make it look like you have Rapunzel hair! Maybe not that long but you get the picture.

First step to the perfect bun is to not use freshly washed hair, or hair that has been straightened. And if it is, spray some dry shampoo or mousse in it to give it texture. It’s too slippery if you don’t.

Next is to gather it into a ponytail at the top, sort of at the back, of your head. My head has sort of a flat place at the back, so that’s where I make mine. I don’t know if everyone has it, or it’s just my deformed head. If you don’t, then think of it as drawing a diagonal line from the corner of your eyes, along your ears, and to the back of your head.

Next step is to twist it! To the left or right, either is fine. You’re going to want to keep twisting until you feel it coiling on itself, at which point you will let it coil, so it makes a bun shape.

If you really need extra help, tease it before. And don’t twist it tightly.

Pin all around the bun. Then here’s a trick: pull on it. Make the bun grow in size. This will make you look like you have much more hair than you actually do. Pull the strands out to the sides to make it bigger.

You’re done! You can hairspray it if you like, but other than that, enjoy feeling like a ballerina for a couple of hours!

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Do or Don’t: Center Part

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I will forever envy people who can wear center parts and make it look effortless. Given, the girl in the top right of the above photo looks a little scary with a center part, but the rest of these photos makes the women look so bohemian and easy.

I have a round face, so I’m unsure about how to style a center part. Does anyone out there wear a center part with a round face? I would love to know how you style it.

What do you think? Is the center part a do or a don’t?

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DIY: Rope Braid

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The rope braid is a very simple hairstyle to do and wear. This is another one that people have no idea how to do. So I’m giving you an automatic one up on your friends. They’re going to be so jealous!

1. Gather hair at the nape of your neck.

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2. Split it into two pieces. Start twisting the one on the right towards the right.

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3. Then twist the one on the left towards the right, too.

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4. Then twist them together, towards the left. This essentially means put the right one over the left one. This will make it stay put, so the twists won’t come uncoiled.

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5. Tie it off. You can start this braid to the side, in the middle (like us), from a high ponytail, etc. It is a very versatile style (that rhymed!). I decided to twist it into a bun for a fancy updo. Make sure you cross your bobby pins when pinning!

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Happy weekend!!

DIY: Braided Headband

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Pretty much everyday I walk into school, people ask me about my hair and say that it must be so hard, and that they could never do anything I can do to my hair. And whenever I tell people it’s easy to do, they don’t believe me. So I’ve decided to teach all of you my secrets. Hopefully they will see that I am not lying, and that doing your hair can be plain and simple, but still look like you spent hours on it. My first hair DIY will be a braided headband.

1. Part your hair directly above your ear and then two inches behind it towards the back.

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2. Make sure the hair is going in the direction of the top of your head, as if you were going to brush it over. (which you will in a little while)

3. Braid the hair. No French braid, swirl braid or anything fancy, just braid!

4. Tie off the hair, and take the left around the head and pin. Cross your bobby pins!

5. Wrap the right side, and make sure to cover the tie of the left side. Also make sure to slip the right under the left, to cover the other tie.

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6. You’re done! That wasn’t that hard, now was it?