I’m a real lover of learning new hairstyles and having fun with my hair, but realistically we don’t always have the time to spend ages (even if we wanted to..) on our hair. So I’ve got together a couple of simple but cute hairstyles that are sure to take take you straight through Autumn and have your hair looking fabulous. ( well more so than it already is.)
1. The messy top knot…
Everybody knows the top knot and any type of messy hairstyle means that if bits fall down or it’s not a perfect bun it doesn’t matter, because “It’s meant to look this way..” I’ve seen loads of celebrities sporting the look and it’s not hard to see why with how easy it is to create. Buns in general are always a great look coming into Autumn winter and this one looks a lot more complicated than it is.
Brush your hair into a sleek high ponytail, make sure the pony is really secure and that the back of the hair is smooth.
Step 2. (This step is optional depending on how messy you want your top knot to look)
Take a comb or brush, which ever you find easier and lightly back comb your hair.
Twist the ponytail around the bobbin that holds it in place and secure with bobby pins.
Pull out bits of hair from the bun to frame the face e.g baby hair, and vola you done! Now just spray with some hair spray and your good to go.
(This is a really goo hairstyle to pair with statement earrings, big eye make-up, chunky necklaces or big hair accessories.
2. The messy side braid! (Yes another messy style, I love them.)
I find braids really cute and easy, for this style though i think that the longer your hair is the better it works. This style works great with full fringes, middle splits side fringes and bangs, straight and curly hair. It’s quick and easy, with no hair spray or straighter needed just a bobbin, and your hands.
Bring all your hair over to one side of your head and braid down it. There’s two separate braid that look great for a messy style to me and they’re the fishtail and the normal braid. Though the fishtail usually takes me longer.
Step 2. (The fishtail.)
- Pull the hair into a bobbin.
- Separate the hair into two pieces.
- Take a thin strand of hair from the right piece.
- Join that thin strand to the left piece of hair.
- Take a thin strand from the left piece of hair.
- Join it to the right piece and repeat until all the hair is braided.
Step 2. (The normal braid.)
- Separate the hair into three equal parts.
- Hold two strands in your right hand and the other in your left.
- Twist your right hand clock wise.
- With your left hand, grab the piece from the right hand that’s closest to your left.
- Twist you left hand anti-clock wise.
- With your right hand, grab the piece from the left hand that’s closest to it.
- Then just repeat until you reach the end of your hair.
Step 3.From here finish by tying with a bobbin and begin to pull little bits of hair out from the braid and around the face and roll the braid gently between you hands.
3. Baby fishtails!
Baby fishtails are basically pigtails with fishtail braids, braided through them. They look great with little, sloppy woolly hats, which is great coming into Autumn.
- Split your hair in half, tying them both with bobbins just below the ear, (Using thin hair colour bobbins works best.)
- Take one of the pigtails and braid it fishtail style as explained above.
- Repeat on the second one. (for a sleeker look stop here.) (if you’ve a bit more time to spare and prefer a messier or softer look then continue on!)
- Pull out small pieces of hair from the braid and around your face, this will give the style a softer look.
- To make the braid a little messier still, roll the braid between your hands until you’re happy with how it looks.
They’re three of my quickest hairstyles of the moment.
My top key things for Autumn hair would have to be try keep it a little messy, you’re out and about it’s not always easy to keep out hair looking fabulous in the crazy autumn wind and rain, so wearing something a little messy means there’s little to no damage control to do. Braids always look cute and buns are great for keeping you hair off the face and showing off all the pretty jewellery and strong, defined eye or lip make-up that you’ve got going on. (especially in Autumn and Winter when we tend to layer up on jewellery and go big and bold with our make-up.)