What frustrates me? L.A. traffic, ruining a freshly manicured nail, and trying to find hairstyles that work for my hair. I'm sure that there are more than a few girls that can agree with me on that last one. But the main reason I have trouble finding hair how-tos is because 99.9 percent of all hair tutorials are for white girls. (OK, maybe a slight exaggeration) And those just aren't going to work with my hair.
So I decided to do something about this lack of hair help. I talked with a few hairstylists and got their style recommendations on looks I could do on my own. Not only did I learn a lot, but when I wore these looks to work, I got major compliments.
Check out some of the looks below, and to get the full how-tos click here. Then share: would you try any of these looks yourself?
Day 1: The prettiest lazy day hairstyle ever
I'm a big fan of the snooze button, especially when I've got the Monday morning blues, so this sideswept ponytail is the perfect look for today. (If you're ever in a time crunch, this one's practically effortless, especially if your hair happens to have extra texture from the day before, says hairstylist Garret Dunton.)
Day 2: What do you call a mix between a ponytail and a bun? A bunnytail
OK, I admit it: this style is an accident. I play around with the idea of an updo, but I can't decide between a ponytail and a bun. Why not both? And that's how the bunnytail is born. (I want to officially trademark that name, btw.)
Day 3: Meeting the parents? Pull out the big guns
My boyfriend and his parents are driving down to have lunch with me today, so I decide to go with a more elegant look than I'd normally try. And it works! His mom loves the updo and thinks I look very "mature." That's a good thing, right?
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