Today I wanted to share with you three of my favourite styles for 'second day' hair. You know, when you've waved your hair/had your hair styled a day earlier and want to make it last. Sometimes waves can be easier to style on the second day than on the first. Plus, it eliminates the need for heat on your hair the next day! I generally seem to prefer loose waves over tight ones, but I think that's just because of the length of my hair; I'm kind of in that mid-length range at the moment where I wouldn't really class it as long, but...not short either, I guess? Regardless, I've started to prefer waved hair over straight - it's much more versatile and, actually, easier to style. My hair doesn't stay straight for all that long, so having it waved already is a lot more convenient, to say the least, albeit more time-consuming.
THE MESSY PONYTAIL
I really do think waves add something extra to the standard ponytail, especially when your hair is in that mid-length range. I'm sure that, if my hair were longer, I'd love it straight in a ponytail, but it doesn't always look quite right at the moment. One of my favourite ways to style up day two hair is to brush it back, tie it up, and bring down a few pieces at the front. I mean, sometimes I do need to go back and curl these two front pieces, but only because the front of my hair is where waves loosen the quickest. The trick with this, to get a loose wave that doesn't contrast too much from the rest of the hair, is to turn the straighteners outwards and only twist halfway, rather than twisting the hair the whole way around the barrel. Although this is totally not necessary, I sometimes add a scrunchie to accentuate the style. And voila!
This has gradually become what I wear when I just need a quick style in the morning (or, you know, when I want to hide the fact I need to wash my hair and didn't have time the night before!). Strange, I know, but it does the job. It's also a great option for looking put-together with little time to do so. Just part your hair, start French plaiting from the front and use hair grips to secure at the back - done. Tip: it looks better if you loosen the plaits - do so by gently tugging on the loops once the plaits are secure.
By far the easiest style of the bunch, this look is timeless and is the ultimate 'get up and go' style. I'm aware I've mentioned this on several occasions, but I've really embraced the whole hair accessory trend lately, as it really does dress up what could otherwise be a rather plain outfit. Whether it's a headband, oversized hair clip or scrunchie, there's definitely something for everybody.
What are your go-to easy hairstyles?
Love, Anya x