art of the heart presents :: an awesome hair day diy

Monday, 29 July 2013

happy monday you lot! today i've been lucky enough to nab a guest post by the babe'n amy from art of the heart. she's got such great hair, no doubt cos she's a hair stylist, but she's ever so kindly offered to share some secrets with you today! take it away amy!

This cute style was inspired by the moment I got caught in the rain yesterday. It was bright and sunny outside and I was having an AMAZING hair day! Then, I decided to go out and get some groceries. Now, Mississippi is notorious for having bipolar weather... you just never know when a little rain cloud or random storm will roll in. I wasn't prepared. I got home and started to get my groceries out of the car and it happened......Downpour. I got completely soaked. My amazing hair day had come to an end. I was left with damp, frizzy, wavy, slightly crunchy (from styling products) hair. Rather than drying it and smoothing it back out, I decided to use my messy texture to create a cute, beachy-looking updo. It only took me about 10 minutes to complete. This style can work with hair from shoulder-length to long hair... or basically any hair that can be put in a ponytail.

Here's what you need.....
A comb, Ponytail holder, tiny elastics, and bobby pins.

 1.) Section out enough hair on one side for two braids. You can do whatever kind of braids you want. I preferred the french braid, but I did a regular braid and french to show a couple different options.

2.) Braid both sections, one on top of the other. Secure with a tiny elastic.

3.) Do the same on the other side and secure with tiny elastics. Again, I did two braid options.

4.) Pull on each braid to make them messy and wider.

5.) Put your hair in a side or back ponytail. Remove all of the tiny elastics. your big elastic will hold your braids in place.

6.) Grab a 1-2" section of the ponytail and backcomb (tease) it all the way to the end. This will help you mold and roll your hair without pieces falling out. It also gives it a great, messy texture.

7.) Start at the end of the section and roll it up to your head. Pin it.
(It may take more than one pin to get it secure) Grab another section and do the  same thing. Repeat all the way around until you're out of hair and the bun starts to take the shape of a doughnut.

8.) Gently pull and spread out each roll so there are no gaps between them.

That's it... A fun and easy way to hide your bad hair day! 
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XOXO - Amy

thank you so much to amy for this awesome hair day tutorial - i know what i'm going to be rocking from now on! please do pop over to her blog and give her some love. she's got tons more diys for you, and she's an all-round awesome chick!

5 comments:

  1. What a great tutorial. Thanks to Amy for sharing!

    xo, alison*elle

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  2. Awww, I love this DIY. Going to go have a nosey at her blog now x

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  3. Such a great tutorial. Definitely worth trying! (:

    - Bianca

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  4. Great tutorial :) I'll definitely be trying this one out! xx

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  5. what a great hair doo! love the braids!

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