Having easy hair styles that I can do in under 10 minutes is a must! I love to switch it up from straight to curly but sometimes you just need a bit more. I have 5 easy hairstyles all using bobby pins that only take up to 5 minutes. Very simple and easy, I promise!! And they work with both short and long hair.
1. CRISS CROSS
The criss cross is a twist on the classic half back hairstyle. Pull 2-3 inch piece of hair from one side of your part and pull back and pin with a bobby pin to create one of the criss crosses. Then pull another 2-3 inch piece from the other side of your part and pull back similar to the other piece. Secure with another bobby pin causing the bobby pin to cross over your previous one. Secure in place with hairspray.
2. SIDE SWEPT BANGS
I love this look because it is the perfect sweet, feminine hairstyle. It's great for a coffee date or shopping with the girls. If you already part your hair to one side vs in the middle then just pull 2-3 inches of hair from your part and secure with a single bobby pin. If you part your hair naturally in the center like I do, then pick a part 1/2 an inch over to part. Use texture spray and hairspray to let it sit natural. Then secure your hair back.
3. THE CHIC TRIO
This is a sleek and chic pinned back look. Great for an edgy outfit going out or a sophisticated formal affair. I actually wore this to Los Angeles Fashion Week seen here. Pull back 3-4 inches of hair starting from your part and make tight and slick with hair spray. Then once hairspray has been applied, even space out 3 bobby pins starting from your hairline back to right above your ear. Spray a bit more hairspray to fully secure.
4. DOUBLE KNOT TWIST
So this is a crazy cool hairstyle and is more simpler than it looks! Take 2-3 inch pieces from each side of your part and pull backwards to your middle crown. Tie a know with both pieces, yes literally tie a knot. Then, tie again to create a double knot. Once completed, pin one bobby pin horizontal moving towards the right. Then do the same coming from the left. Secure with hair spray.
5. SIDE BRAID
A little side braid is perfect for whatever length your hair is. I was always jealous I could not do a big long side braid when I cut my hair. Now I get a side braid even with short hair! Take one side of your part and begin braiding pulling pieces from your hair line within the braid. Once your braid is behind your ear near the bottom, secure with two bobby pins going in opposite directions. Slighty tug the braid loose and secure with hairspray.
A born and raised Southern girl who's wanting to inspire every women through style and beauty while living in the big city of Los Angeles.