The Best Buns

Buns are a great go-to hairstyle all year long. In the winter my hair is always full of static and sticking to my face, and in the summer my hair is really heavy and I want it off my neck. So, buns are the way to go! I don’t need to tell you this though. If your hair is longer than your chin, you catch my drift. I love a more formal bun for work (because I feel fancy and put together) and I love a messy bun for weekends and nights with friends.

 

 

 

loose bun

 

Sophia Bush

Well, there you have it! Have a great Saturday and wear a bun.

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Three Grammy Red Carpet Trends to Steal

Last weekend when the Grammys were on, I saw a few beauty trends I knew I just had to write about. I didn’t catch the entire awards show (since I get really antsy after two hours), but I saw a good part of it. Anyways, enough about my TV habits, here are a few red carpet looks from Popsugar.com I want to steal and attempt to pull off this year:

I do not own any of these photos. I’m borrowing all of them from Popsugar.com.

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Miranda Lambert at the 2014 Grammy Awards, Popsugar.com

I love Miranda Lambert’s Hollywood glam makeup look. Holy crap! She looks like a million dollars, literally. Let’s work on sporting bold red lipstick and loose retro curls to be just like her. And don’t forget the bright statement earrings.

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Taylor Swift at the 2014 Grammy Awards, Popsugar.com

Words cannot express how much I love Taylor’s dress. She looks mature and classy while still staying modest. Modesty always gets bonus points in my book. This reminds me I don’t have a gold or champagne-colored dress…that might be something I need to invest in this year.

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Katy Perry at the 2014 Grammy Awards, Popsugar.com

I know what you’re thinking, and you’re right. Katy Perry’s bun is a little loud. But don’t let that distract you from checking out how stunning her makeup is. I love the light eye shadow paired with a soft pastel lip color. I think this makeup look would work well for spring or for a casual date night.

So there you have it! Those are my favorite looks from the Awards. What did you like the best?

 

The Truth about Thick Hair

So you know how everyone wants thick hair? Here’s what they don’t tell you:

1. When you get your haircut, multiple hairdressers will tell you that your hair is thicker than their dogs’. They’ll also complain about how much they’ll have to sweep after you leave, which I think is ridiculous because aren’t they required to sweep anyways? What’s an extra dust pan?

2. You will stretch out (or completely snap)  80 percent of the hairbands you use. If you’re lucky, you’ll get 5 uses out of a hairband before it’s worthless. You will be paranoid to ask your friends for a hairband because you know there’s no going back. Their hairband will never be the same again. You might as well throw it in the trash.

3. You will shed uncontrollably at all times. Let’s just say vacuuming can get weird.

4. You will find it incredibly difficult to shower in less than 10 minutes if you want to both shampoo and condition your hair. In-and-out showers aren’t possible unless you want patches of conditioner leftovers. What’s worse than running your fingers through your hair mid-day and finding a greasy conditioner patch? Nothing. It’s terrifying.

hey, it's high school me!

hey, it’s high school me!

5. You’ll find the “getting ready” process can get very tiring when it takes 10 minutes to blow dry plus 10-15 minutes to straighten. Did I mention that curling your hair isn’t possible for an everyday look? Then you should add another 30 minutes. “Oh honey, just curl a few pieces! You don’t have to cover every strand!” Umm… that’s not possible with thick hair. You gotta be all in or not even try. Otherwise it looks like you’ve taken a nap and half your hair will be crazy. So let’s say I did want to curl my hair, now the “getting ready” process is potentially stacked up to 50 minutes without even tackling makeup and an outfit selection. Are you kidding me? Of course I’m not going to curl my hair before work! I enjoy sleeping much more.

6. The summer can get really hot. I mean think about having a few extra pounds on your head just swarming you and sticking to your neck in the severe heat. You bet I’m going to wear my hair in a bun all summer. It’s that or be smothered.

What they also don’t tell you is that you can throw your hair back in a pony tail without a fuss. You will have volume. You can go wild with layers. Your hair will look full. Your hair won’t tangle very easily. You will never need a wig for Halloween since you can transform your hair into anything. Don’t get me wrong, these are all good things!

I don’t know what point I’m trying to make with this blog post. You’re probably thinking I’m ungrateful for my hair. I’m not, I like my hair. I just think there’s too much emphasis on hair. Hair is hair people! You can cut it, it’ll grow back. You can color it and then color it again. Just make the best of what you’ve got to work with. Sometimes I wish I had curly hair since my hair is super straight, but I’m sure someone with curly hair could write a whole blog post about the truth behind curly hair.

Like I said, hair is hair. Don’t get too wrapped up in everyone else’s hair. Just own it.