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Colors in your hair

26 Jun

I’ve had so much to blog about but so little time lately.  I’m getting ready to head down to the X-games this weekend to shoot some photos and check out all of the amazing-ness that it ensues.  This week, I’ve been trying to get my zen back and just decompress a little bit.  I’ve been working on sleeping at least 8 hours each night and working out after work.  It feels good to take a week to focus on my health and sleeping patterns 🙂

Last week, I had been contemplating putting some fun colors in my hair.  I’ve been seeing them in people’s hair for a while now and never thought it’d go well in my hair but a co-worker/friend of mine had some great colors that she had in her hair.  After asking her about it, she explained the dye (Manic Panic) and how easy it was to put in.  I was curious and sold at this point so she let me borrow her blue and purple.  It will wash out in 10-20 washes so it’s not permanent.  Sounded like the perfect chance to try.  If you’re thinking about it, this is the perfect option because you don’t have to worry about it being stuck on there forever if you don’t like it.  I also intertwined it in the under pieces of my hair so that when I tuck it back, it’s only noticeable in the ends.

Easy Summer Hair Option #2

2 May

This one is even easier than the last.  The photos are of the lovely Chelsea and she often does this simple twist that looks so cute.  This you could even do while walking to work 🙂

Before

Grab a section of hair (however big or little you’d like)

Twist it up.

Secure with a bobby pin.

Voila!  Hair out of your face and you could easily turn this into a small up-do as well by pulling the hair back and clipping like I did in yesterday’s post.

Bring on the summer hair

1 May

Since I’m on the go constantly, I like to spend the most time sleeping and the least getting ready in the morning.  Throughout time, with the long locks that I like to keep, I’ve found many easy and fast ways to make your hair look like you put more time into than you really did.  This is one of my favorite go-to styles and takes less than five minutes.  All you need are some bobby pins and a hair tie to make it happen.  It also helps if you can braid your own hair but you could live without the braids.  I do this style to my own hair all the time and sometimes I feel the messier it is, the better.

I put a few small braids on each side.

Then I messily pull back my hair into a pony tail tucking the braids in as well.

I tie up the loose strands into a low messy bun.

Then I take my bobby pins and pull pieces from all over and pin them around my lower crown.

Voila!  A low Grecian-style bun.

This is an easy way to tame your summer hair in just minutes.  It’s also nice to keep it out of your face when the temperatures are peaking.  I have a few more easy summer hair styles I will share over the next couple weeks.