Having long hair is always fun since there are so many styles that one can do to spruce it up. It’s a woman’s crowning glory and the way it is styled has to match the overall look. There are several cases, however, when one simply doesn’t have the time it would take to pull off a formal look. We spoke with Paulina de los Reyes this week about the latest trends in hair and make-up she has seen coming through her Melbourne salon.
So armed with the latest trends straight from one of Melbourne’s most renowned beauty institutions, we will be talking about five easy and stylish hairstyles for long hair that would be suitable for everyday wear and even for some formal events like weddings or prom.
The Beach Hippie look can be pulled off by anyone who just got out of bed. The important part here is that the hair is dry. You’ll need a couple of large bobby pins, a curling iron, shine spray and light hold spray.
Once you have everything ready, flip your hair over your face and spray on some hairspray and then flip it back. Spray on some hairspray on that side as well. Finger-tousle your hair until the spray dries. Next, gather your bang-hair area and use bobby pins to get it out of the way as you style the rest of your hair. Curl up 1-inch sections (away from your face). You’ll have to start wrapping your hair around the iron at ear level and not above it. Always remember to leave your ends out of the curling iron. Once the un-pinned area is curled, remove the bobby pins and then style the rest of your hair. Shake your hair but don’t run your fingers through them. Lastly, pin back a piece of hair on each side of your part. It doesn’t have to look neat since the idea is to achieve a very relaxed look. Need some bach hippie outfit inspo? Check out our latest blog for some stella festival fashion tips!
The Curly Twist works best with hair that is relatively dry. You’ll need some bobby pins and hairspray.
You’ll start by brushing out a 2-inch wide bang section and then secure them back with two bobby pins. Loosen a bit using your fingers. Run your index finger from behind your left ear up to the crown of your head. Smoothen out this section into a low ponytail from behind your left ear. Then twist the pony twice at the back of your head. Secure the tail with bobby pins and then repeat the same process on the other side. Hold your index and middle finger under the pins you’ve just placed and roll a messy 1-inch section of hair up around your fingers until you make a coil, pin these along the same area as the pins you’ve made for the middle part of your hair. Once you’re done coiling and pinning your hair, mist it with hairspray. It’s also good to know that not all hairspray is created equal, check out this handy guide for some industry advice on the best salon hairsprays.
This kind of hairstyle is used when you’re in the middle of your work day and it’s time to really buckle down and get the job done. You want no distractions and that includes the stray strands of hair that are tickling your face.
For this style, you’ll need a headband, some hair elastics and clip. Divide your hair from ear to ear and clip that area out of the way. At the crown of your head, take a two-inch section and tease the area near your scalp to create a bouffant around the headband. Unclip the front section and smooth it back over the teased area into a low pony. Leave out a one inch section of your longest hair and secure the rest with hair elastics. Wrap the reserved hair around the elastic area and place it under the pony. Once this is all done, put on the headband.
Sleek and sassy curls
This style is a little bit tricky but can still be done in less than five minutes. It can also work on any hair length. In order to do this on your hair, you’ll need a headband, some bobby pins, curling iron and shine spray.
Simply pump up and flattened curls on top. Wrap sections of hair around the barrel of a curling iron starting at the roots. Then grab chunks of hair back, bobby pin them in place and spray. Put on a slim headband and top with shine spray.
This style works best for women with medium length and curly hair. You’ll need a bobby pin, some hair elastics, comb, hair spray and shine serum.
Use the shine serum over the top area of hair. Ponytail the hair and smooth out any stray areas using a comb. Use bobby pins to anchor the curls to the pulled sleek area surrounding the elastic to hide it. Spray on some hairspray to finish.
Pick any of these styles and you’re sure to look absolutely fabulous on that next big event! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter so you can share your beautifully created hairstyles!