Non-commital ways to change your hair up

Non-commital ways to change your hair up

Non-commital ways to change your hair up

We all have those days where your hair isn’t holding the way you want it to, and you vow to make drastic changes to do something a little different. But then you realise that chopping off 3 inches of hair or going from brown to blonde overnight wasn’t what you wanted in the long run. Here’s some handy tips to help you to shake up your look and keep you looking stylish:

The easiest one would be just changing your part, if you have it on the left normally switch it to the middle or even the right side. It will make a difference and will shape your face differently – just make sure your roots have been done recently or are treated evenly on both sides of your head.

If you really want to shake things up and ‘try before you buy’ this one’s for you – a faux bob. Simply tie your hair in a semi-loose low ponytail at the base of your neck, and fold it back under your hair before pinning. This will give you the illusion of what you would look like if you did decide to go through with the chop, but also allows you to try something very new out for the day.

Add some extra length if you are craving results fast, some of our favourite celebrities used wigs, clip ins and extensions to change their looks constantly. (You may have heard of Kylie Jenner). With that many public appearances they have to, but you could keep a few handy for these types of occasions where you want to extend your hair or even colour it instantly.

Temporary dyes to dip dye your hair can add drastic temporary change also and if you’re not so keen on the dyes why not try the hair chalk. With vibrant colour it works wonders but can have less of an effect on darker hair colours, and generally lasts around 2-3 washes. Similarly if after trying the temporary dye and hair chalk you wish to make the change permanent go shopping for some streaks or highlights. Whilst permanent, they do not have a drastic impact will still have people stopping and asking ‘what’s changed?’ with your hair. A few streaks and highlights can work wonders to allude the naked eye to think you have had it shaped or even cut in a different way when in reality it’s a simple dye job.

A relatively new trend on the Hollywood scene is the ‘wet look’, with Kim Kardashian recently rocking it at 2016 VMA’s. But if unlike Kim K the wet look isn’t for you, try the slicked back look. It’s a high fashion trend that has been hitting the runway and the practicality of this look works wonders. Either one would be perfect to work with when you are having a ‘greasy’ hair day, goodbye grease and hello my new look!

You could add some volume, a few simple things and you’ll look like you have voluptuous head of hair (even if it’s as thin as mine). A simple trick is blow drying your hair upside down. You heard me right, tip your head down and start blow drying as this helps add natural looking volume in a short amount of time. If you have more time or just want to try another approach to adding volume, you could lightly tease the underlying layers of your hair and leave the top few layers as normal. This adds subtle volume also but is more time consuming, so whatever works best for you!

Remember when you were younger and your parents used to braid your hair? Well why not rock some braids today like you used to, whether it’s the staple look of two braids or plaits or something more adventurous – it worked then and it will work now! If you want to experiment further why not a handful of french braids, a loose plait or two plaits that tie on top of your head. Have fun with this idea, it’s convenient in all weather and in all occasions.

Do you have curly hair? Do you have dead straight hair? Do you have wavy hair? Whatever type of hair you have, or whatever type of hair you usually have – change it. If it’s curly, straighten it. If it’s dead straight give it some curls to spice things up. If it’s wavy make it more defined by either straightening out the kinks or by building on them and curling your hair. This idea works by changing the texture, and if you’re feeling courageous maybe you could rock a 90’s crimp style for old times sake

Instead of leaving your hair to frolic alone, why not add some accessories to the party on your head. From Blair Waldorf headbands to hair clips you can fun with this one! A classic look is the addition of ribbon, whether it’s to your ponytail, interweaved into your plait/braid or just tied around your loose hair it helps you change your look.

Another way to change things up is by simply tucking one side, or both sides, of your hair behind your ear. Similarly, putting your hair up in new styles such as buns or ponytails in differing variations also helps to shed a different light on your face. The ear trick or the up-styling change will definitely shake things up for your look!

If all of these other ideas fail, there’s always the go to ‘el natural’ where you wake up, brush it and wear it how it falls. If this scares you maybe put some product in it to help tame it, but the natural look has been working for decades so we are sure it will look great!

Isobel Cootes

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