If you’re at all like me, some days you are just plain bored with your hair, and feel sooo far from cute. Truth is, unless we’re constantly changing our hair color, haircut, or wearing extensions, sometimes we’re going to get lost with what there is left for us to do to vamp up our look!
I always encourage my clients to dare to be different. One item every girl should own, is a set of bobby pins. So old school I know, but your options are endless with what you can do with these little guys. And who cares if you re-live prom and put 50 in your hair, whatever can make your hair style stay, do it! I won’t judge, and the more you practice, the less pins you’ll need. Remember, with a lot of “hair up” styles, messy is better, so don’t try to make it perfect. And once you finish your hairstyle, rock it with confidence. We sabotage ourselves instantly when we try something different, because we’re afraid of what people will think. Screw them! They’ll wish they tried a new hairstyle, and secretly wonder how you made yours look so good 😉
If you try the bobby pin thing and you either can’t handle it, or want to dress it up, this is where fun hair accessories come into play. This is another department we sometimes fall short in. We find a cute headband, barrette, hair tie, and think, “Wow this is SO cute, I wish I could pull it off” or, “I love this, but it would look stupid on me.” STOP THAT! We ruin our chances at cuteness before we even give it a shot. This is one thing I love about living in Los Angeles. The more random, different, and funky you look, the better. People don’t care, and actually do whatever it takes to be unique. Same thing in New York City. People are so damn stylish it’s addictive. There’s no reason why someone else could wear a rockin hair accessory and you can’t.
The best places to purchase hair accessories are Forever 21, H&M, and Urban Outfitters. Or if you’re feeling wild, pick up some ribbon or soft leather, braid it together, add some beads or jewels, and make your own! Check out some of my favorites below.