Thought I’d share a couple new styles I’ve played around with lately. I finally learned how to do a messy bun. Strange as that may seem… they’ve been fashionable for years. But with as much hair as I have, it’s pretty much impossible to do it the way short-haired girls do. Also, I guess I’m too much of a perfectionist to be able to do something messy on purpose. It usually looks too neat. And then I’m not happy with it because it doesn’t look right. Is there such a thing as perfectly messy? You know, it’s like looking around at these fashionistas and you just KNOW that they spent HOURS on their look and you think “wow, that’s how I look when I get out of bed in the morning!” It always makes me think of when we were teenagers and we’d spend all day outside on a windy day or riding in the car with the windows down, then one of us would compliment the other on the “lovely hair-do”. The one complimented would reply, “Thanks! It took me 7 hours to fix it this way!” It’s the same with the bed-head look. The thing about a messy bun… if you sleep in it, shouldn’t it look even better? Only sometimes.
So anyway, here is one version of my messy bun. I used a hair elastic and a hairstick. The hairstick is basically just decoration, and it pulls the bun up a little to hide the elastic. In this one, I left some of the curly ends hanging to dress it up a bit.
For this one, I tried a new braid I saw on youtube not long ago. (the link is in the how-to section) I modified it by braiding it looser, and braiding most of way to the end and making a side bun. A loose side bun is another one of my new styles, but I don’t have pics of it yet. Please excuse the frizziness of my hair. It was damp, I think this style would work better on my hair when it’s completely dry and has good curl. I’ll probably try it again on a better hair day. Maybe I’ll post them if it turns out better.