Having grown up in the Philippines, I call the fringe as bangs. The fringe or bangs suits almost everyone. It can shape your face, it can high a multitude of sins like small forehead or wrinkles. With the right style of fringe, you can lose years of your age 🙂
Being a very young miss in the late 70s, when rollers are the height of hair styling, I have learnt that rolling your bangs can be fatal to your hair-style. Overly rolled fringe is a no-no. It has that outer-spacey look 🙂
Deciding to have a fringe can be quite a feat or NOT. Start off with the longer bangs, below your eyes. When you have gotten used to it, then shorten it a little bit until you have a style suitable to your needs.
A woman with her hair turned up always looks as if she were going some place – either the opera or the bath.
– Orson Wells
Hairstyle: The Bun
The bun is so versatile. It can be a very sleek ballerina topknot or a sexily messy bun. A bun can highlight a long graceful neck, the face, the chin, the shoulders. It gives one an instant elegance.
It is also useful to just keep away the hair from hindering you in doing some chores, like gardening.
A bun is not just a bun! There are several styles that encapsulate a bun.
How to make a bun:
Comb your hair. Brush your hair to remove tangles. Finger comb your hair if creating a messy bun.
Pull your hair back. It is up to you how high it should stay. It can be a top bun, center of the back of your head or top of your nape. Make sure that you’ve grab all the strands of your hair in one pull.
Twist your hair into a knot. Take the entire handful of hair and twist it in the same direction, creating a rope-like piece. Then, wrap it onto itself to create a knot-like spiral. Secure with elastic band and some hairpins.
Finish the look. Use a strong hairspray to keep the hairstyle. Finally smoothen any loose ends.
You are good to go.
Below is how to make a bun using a chignon foam
Fashionistas and alikes will be sporting on-trend side braids to cope with the heat! (Don’t go away, Sun!)
One must remember that there is plaiting and there is PLAITING. It is not just a matter of dividing your treasured long tresses into three parts and start braiding. No sireee. Braiding and plaiting are complicated business! 😉 So many things to consider.
Do you want it a loose braid?
Do you want to look as if you did not take much effort in doing your plait?
Do you want it carefree but will hold all day long?
Do you want to show some neck action?
And of course, will it go with what you are wearing? But this is another ball game altogether! 😉
Make-up artist, James McMahon has these tips for an elegant romantic plait:
If you are aiming for a loose side plait, first spritz your clean hair with texturising spray to add body and hold. Then sweep your hair into one side.
Take a section of hair and start braiding loosely but close to the hairline.
When you reach your ear, start to incorporate the rest of your hair to finish the plait.
Tie the end with a hair band and hiding it with a wisp of hair.
To make the hair look effortless, try to pull out a few stand around your face.