My PSMM bud Stephanie from Lattes and Legos is starting off week #2 of our Kickoff to Summer series with some easy summer hairstyles to keep your locks under control and looking gorgeous this season! I’m in a bad hair phase myself so I’m taking especially good notes today– Steph’s summer hair ideas are perfect for keeping hair looking styled and pretty while on the run or in the surf and sand. But that’s not all– there’s a GIVEAWAY attached too. AND Stephanie’s hiding her alter ego… be sure to read to the end where I’ll spill her secret. 😉
Hi I am Steph and I am so excited to be guest posting on Carrie’s lovely blog today!
Shall we start with a formal introduction? Everyone say “Hiiiiii Steph”.
“Hi Making Lemonaders!!!” Here is a little about me!
* I blog at Latte and Legos * I am a wife and a mama to 2 boys * I chat about style /travel/easy DIY – Using mostly just a hot glue gun/funny life happenings that may make you laugh a little out loud. Entertainment guaranteed or your next visit is free.
Stop by, let’s share a virtual glass of wine or a latte. It’ll be fun!
But first, let’s talk hair.
How many of you wish you could wake up everyday and have a hairstylist on hand ready to do your hair in the most fabulous way?? Anyone, Yup I see you all, hands up high. Yeah, me too. But for those days when we have places to go, or people to see, we want an easy way to style our hair, staying classy and cute, and being quick to boot. Right!?
I am a huge fan of the plain ol’ bobby pin.
I’d like to think of bobby pins being girl’s best friend in the hair world, with the hair tie being a close second. Bobby pins can assist in pinning back your side-swept bangs to perfectly holding your updo for those special events.
Bobby pins are one of the most basic hair tools out there. But did you know there is a right way to use a bobby pin? I’ve relied on them to anchor all kinds of fancy pants hairstyles and even as a way to add some pizazz to day old loose curls curls. Up until I was discussing this post with a hairdresser friend, did I learn that I had been doing it all wrong!
Here’s the thing guys: The grooved side of the bobby pin has to face down, against your scalp. The ribbing on the pins is designed to grip hair and hold it in place, and you’ll capture more hair with the pin in that position. This little trick also prevents hair from slipping and reduces the need to fix your pins throughout the day. (These pictures were taken before I had the chat!) AND after I tried the right way, I attest it is totally true. Try it! It will knock your socks off!
I love being creative with these magical little pins! (before I lose them and the husband finds them in random places!) Here are some ideas I like to do when styling my hair with using only bobby pins. Cause sometimes our hair needs a break from hair tie trauma. Since I have long hair my photos are much more suitable for medium or long hair. Scroll on down for ideas for short hair – I threw a few photos I loved of styles for shorter hair!
8 Quick and Easy Summer Hairstyles with Bobby Pins
- Use colored pins. Don’t have any, use nail polish as a fun way to add some color!
- Use style fun pins like the ones I used below from Bijoux By Allison on Etsy.
- Use tape in zig zag lines to create a chevron effect, then paint.
- Spray hairspray on your pins right before putting them on the add a little extra hold!
PSSSS– it’s Carrie again, remember when I told you Stephanie had a secret identity? Is she a professional model? A stylist? A magazine editor? Nope– she’s a trained meteorologist! How’s that for blowing your mind? You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for questions about hairstyles, fashion, photography, and the WEATHER. A Renaissance woman for sure!