Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Looks as of Lately

Once upon a time I had a "Looks as of Lately" series, where I would post outfits from through out the week. I used to love putting these posts together, and it really cultivated a fun hobby for me of getting creative with my fashion. 

Lately, I've been getting my feet wet with a different type of fashion, hair fashion. It's been so fun watching YouTube videos, and trying to recreate them on my head. There's always a fail or two before a success, but I kind of like that. It kicks perfectionism to the curb, and forces me to embrace the learning curve. 

So, in the spirit of documenting this new hobby of mine, I'm bringing back "Looks as of Lately." It may be clothing related, or hair related; it might be weekly, or monthly, or every other month. Basically, no rules! Whatever it turns out to be, I want to document the way I'm experimenting with my personal style. 

I always envied hair fashion on others, but never thought I'd be able to learn, or manage to get my thick, dead straight hair to cooperate. 

Turns out, it's never too late to learn new tricks! Just takes some time to practice them. 

And so, here we have it, my hair looks as of lately!

Dutch Braid

I used this video from Twist Me Pretty to learn how to dutch braid. 

Fishtail Braid

Unfortunately, my hair is not at the best length for a full braid, and with my bottom layers varying in length, this baby didn't last toooo long. But it was great to practice!

I learned how to fishtail braid using the final look tutorial in this video. I had no idea how easy it is!


I bought a BedHead curling wand from Ulta, similar to this one. It was only $30, and works GREAT. I have tried curling my hair so many different times, using so many different methods, and I have never been happier! 

Since I have so much hair, it can get tiring curling it all. I separate into three sections, starting with the very bottom layer of my hair and moving up towards the top. If I'm getting over it by the time I get to the top section, I can just do a bun or braid with that hair, as shown above. 

For a girl who always wore her hair straight, it has been so fun to have some variety to work with!


What are your go-to hairstyles? And where do you turn for inspiration?

I'd love to know!


Helly said...

My thick, coarse hair is a lot more manageable now that I've learned how to use a flat iron! Also, I invested in a Crea-Clip and it works wonders for being to cut my own hair. I initially bought it to keep my ends trimmed and extend the life of my hair between salon visits (I typically only go once a year, maybe twice), but once I learned how to use it not just for trimming, but also for LAYERS, well... I may never visit a salon again! ;-)

Amy said...

That's so awesome, Helly! What a great investment!

Brittany said...

I never do anything with my hair :( maybe one day I'll figure it out but my hair kinda sucks. Super frizzy. Love your new styles though super cute.

katie_shannon said...

For summer i'm all about the two french braids!