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Office Appropriate Hairstyles For Long Hair

Anyone with really long hair knows that styling it on a good day can often be a pain. Ponytails always slip out of place, buns never hold, and who has 30 minutes each morning to tame those locks in general?

If you need a few easy hairstyles for the office, try a few of our suggestions down below, and let us know if they work for you!

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Low bun

Rather than spending half of the morning threading your hair through a sock bun, keep it simple and wear your hair down low. Spritz with a sea-salt spray to keep it nice and sleek, then gather the hair and tie into a bun on the nape of your neck. Use a few extra bobby pins to tame those stray hairs or shorter layers around the face.

Office Appropriate Hairstyles For Long Hair

Simple braid

Wear your hair down and create two little braids just above each ear. This should keep any stray hairs away from your face while you work, and won’t disrupt you during the day. Once you have braided each side, meet in the middle and fasten with a clear elastic for extra hold.

Office Appropriate Hairstyles For Long Hair

Inside-out ponytail

Keep your ponytail down low (in the middle of your head), since it won’t drop from this position after a hard day at work. Back-comb your hair, and fasten with a clear elastic. Then create a small hole just above the elastic, and thread through your ponytail. This creates a cute look which spices up your standard ponytail.

Office Appropriate Hairstyles For Long Hair

Fishtail braid

Keep your hair in place all day long by creating a quick and easy fishtail braid. Divide hair into two parts, and pull a thin piece of hair over the first section, and add this over to the second. Repeat this step on the other side, and secure with an elastic band. For a messier look, tug at the braid on both sides.

Office Appropriate Hairstyles For Long Hair

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February 4, 2015

Get The Look: Miranda Kerr’s Slicked-Back Hair

If you want to keep hair out of your face, or simply are out of time when preparing for a night out, then definitely try the slicked-back look. Celebrity fans include supermodel Miranda Kerr, reality television star Olivia Palermo, and even one of our favourite actresses – Emma Watson.

This hairstyle can be worn for a variety of different events, and can also hide some third or fourth day hair (if you know what we mean). Follow these steps to achieve a flawless hairstyle which suits everyone’s face!

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Instructions

1. Give your hair a spritz with some texturising spray, then comb carefully from root to tip. Make sure to take particular care if you have any nasty knots at the nape of your neck – remove them by applying a bit of detangling spray.

2. Now part your hair in the middle, then comb the excess hair onto each side.

3. Taking an elastic, you can now gather your hair and tie into either a ponytail or bun at the nape of the neck. This depends on which hairstyle is better suited to the texture of your own hair. If you have layered hair, then definitely stick to a ponytail which will last longer.

4. Pin back any stray hairs, and comb through the roots to make sure there aren’t any bumps.

5. Accessorise with some fancy hair pieces if your outfit requires a little more oomph.

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October 17, 2014

4 Trendy Low-Bun Hairstyles

Regardless of your age, style or even hair texture, low-bun hairstyles are a classic way to refine your look for a formal occasion. There are many ways in which to customise this look and make it uniquely your own – whether that involves leaving some hair loose at the front, using hair accessories or even braiding the hair for a bohemian look. If you’re into low-bun hairstyles but don’t know how to go about it, take a peek at our four trendy styles which you can try out yourself.

With a fringe

If you have a fringe, don’t fret! This style could also work for you, since the shorter layers will frame your face at the front (while the classic low-bun is sitting at the back). The thicker the fringe, the better – but if you want to create a bohemian look, simply part hair into two and create volume at the roots just like Selena.

4 Trendy Low-Bun Hairstyles

Low-knot

We always hear about a top-knot hairstyle, but never a low-knot! Comb hair back and create a tight and clean knot which will sit at the nape of the neck. Be sure to straighten your hair if you want an extra sleek-look which will seem like you just walked off the runway!

4 Trendy Low-Bun Hairstyles

Side bun

This one is for all the curly haired girls out there – you can also wear this look without straightening your locks! Taylor Swift is the perfect example of nailing this look because her natural curls still make the bun look soft and gentle – regardless of the event.

4 Trendy Low-Bun Hairstyles

Bouffant with low bun

You don’t have to be a supermodel to create this signature look which is true to 1960s style. Create some drama at the roots by backcombing a few strands before securing into place with holding spray. Then carefully pin thin strands of hair around your bun – this will create a unique style which was so prominent in Dolce and Gabbana’s SS 13/14 show.

4 Trendy Low-Bun Hairstyles

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September 10, 2014

6 Quick And Easy Hairstyles For Long Hair

Long hair can be difficult to style on a daily basis, especially since it takes most of the morning to wash, dry and apply product to before stepping out the door. While most of us don’t have hours to get ready, here are ten quick and easy ways to style medium to long hair.

1. Low bun

Comb through your hair (focusing at the ends) then wrap into a low bun at the nape of the neck. If you do have a fringe or many layers, leave them out and spritz with some finishing spray. Then add a headband to refine the entire look.

2. Fishtail braid

An easy fishtail braid will keep your hair locked-in all day without constantly needing to fix it up. Start with hair that has been freshly washed, and complete a short braid which can be fastened by a thick elastic at the end. Take out at the end of the day to enjoy natural curls with no added heat.

3. High bun

This classic option doesn’t have to take up most of your day to achieve. Simply pin back your layers, then wrap hair around before fastening with a thick hair elastic. Choose a reliable elastic which will hold your hair for hours on end without requiring another touch-up.

4. Half up

Brush through the ends of your hair, then simply pin back the hair at the top of your ears. This is perfect for girls with layers since it will create a natural definition at the crown. Feel free to even twist your hair before pinning it back – this creates easy to achieve texture. Then wear a statement piece of jewellery on the ears or neck.

5. Hair accessories

Use a thick hairband to keep hair away from your face, then push it forward to create some volume. Tie hair into a low pony tail and create definition at the back of the head before fastening with another thin elastic band. Finish off with some hairspray to hold the entire look together.

6. Fringe braid

Switch up your look by incorporating a braid the very top of your head, and leave hair down at the back. Start by braiding from the arch of your eyebrow as a reference, then pin down under your hair on the other side. This look is super easy and will allow the rest of your hair to sit and enjoy it’s natural texture.

Tips

  • If long hair is hard to manage, try and start off with braids and plaits if you find yourself with limited time in the morning. They are really simple to recreate and work well on both freshly washed and even second-day hair.
  • A touch of dry shampoo can dramatically change the texture of hair, even if it is freshly washed. Don’t forget to keep a travel-sized can in your handbag for a quick change.
  • Keep lots of hair elastics and bobby pins in your makeup bag, since they will very easily switch up your look throughout the day.

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July 18, 2014