Curled, wavy, and intricate hair is all the rage, today, with celebrities taking it to the curling iron and magazines filled with wavy cuts, curly locks, and spun twists looking absolutely gorgeous everywhere they’re seen. But that doesn’t mean straight hairstyles has lost it’s glamour! Every day more celebrities are switching it back to the straightener, and looking fantastic as they do it. Straight hairstyles start out simple; short, long, and medium. Of course, straight hairstyles can look as good as any other like this, with their sleek, silky appearance. But here are a few more complicated variations on normal do’s, like the braid, the ponytail, and simply cutting your hair short.
The reverse ponytail is an interesting switch to an iconic style known by all. It’s easy for those not used to spend more time doing their hair than they do brushing their teeth, and keeps a cute, interesting look. Think of it like pigtails, but pulled together. Hair is gathered to achieve this style into a low, normal ponytail, secured at the nape of the neck. Using index and pointer fingers, a ‘hole’ is then made in the middle of the hair, just above the ponytail holder. Take the ponytail itself, and flip it under and up through the hole. The ponytail holder can be moved down if the ponytail sticks out too much from the head, but with a quick brush to tame the ends, anyone can have this easy style in minutes.
The Hair Bow
Somewhat more difficult than the ease of the reverse ponytail, but made iconic by Lady Gaga, this interesting style is storming among new models and the fashion industry. Lady Gaga’s of course is an extreme of it, but a more simple version can be replicated.
Take a section of hair from the top layer of either side of your head, and begin to ponytail the two sections together in the back. Before pulling the separate ends through the ponytail, though, leave them. This should create one large loop in the back of your head, through the ponytail. Separate it into two loops down the middle, and slide a bobby pin through the loops to secure each to the back of your head. The only step left now is to take the small tail leftover below the ponytail holder, and tuck it up between the two loops, pinning it there, and acquiring an adorable new style to wow your friends.
Always remember, too, if both of the above seems too complicated or unnecessary, accessories can spice up any hairstyle with ease. Jeweled headbands, hats, decorative clips, even false flowers or threads of sparkling gems wound within a braid, to wow a crowd. If none of that seems to suit, a simple change in cut can work wonders. Bangs and layers are the contraction tools of getting a different look to you, but some more complicated styles, like undercuts, mohawks, and uneven trimming can give anyone that crisp, stunning edge. Curly hair’s grown popular, but straight hairstyles stays immortal.