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Rainbow Hued Hair

Rainbow and galaxy inspired hair has been a trend that’s sweeping the nation (and social media) by storm.  With the continued popularity of sci-fi genre movies and TV shows it’s not surprising that hair trends are adapting inspiration from the sci-fi world.  The popularity of the Star Wars franchise continues to skyrocket, and we’ve had new sci-fi movies join the roster (like The Martian).  So, how have these sci-fi thrillers influenced hair?  We’re going to break it down a bit.

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Galaxy Theme
It’s true, girls (and guys) are getting inspiration for their hair color from the actual galaxy.  There are a ton of side-by-side pictures floating on social media with a picture of the galaxy next to the hair that was colored as inspiration from the picture.  While it may seem out of this world (pun intended) to think that we’re getting inspiration from the galaxy, it’s actually reality!  The gorgeous purple, pink, and blue tones that are found in images of the galaxy look incredible when applied to hair.  Both men and women are adapting this trend and the outcome is magnificent.

Space Cadets
With the continued rise in popularity of sci-fi thrillers like the movie The Martian and everlasting popularity of Star Wars, it’s really no surprise that so many people are feeling inspired by these movies and looking for ways to adapt what they see in these shows and movies into their lives.  It’s typical for us to get trends and inspiration from movies and celebrities, it just hasn’t been often that those movies and shows take place in space – but it seems to be working out for some great inspiration!

Rainbow hair

Celebrating the Unique
What’s interesting about sci-fi shows and movies is the storylines aren’t your typical storylines.  They’re a little out there (again, pun intended), but that’s often what draws people to enjoying them so much.  The different ideas and experiences are celebrated in the sci-fi genre.  Thinking that way, it’s no wonder people are feeling more comfortable trying to dye their hair in something that may not be traditional.  The influence of the sci-fi world may even be helping people want to celebrate being unique and different themselves.  Take Princess Leia and her infamous buns for example.  Not your normal hairstyle, but it’s continuously celebrated and mimicked time and time again.

The rainbow-hued hair is definitely a new look for so many people, it’s fun to see how celebrated this trend is.  Even more exciting is the fact that we’re gaining inspiration from different sources.  Who would have thought we’d be gaining hair inspiration from outer space?  Or sci-fi influences?  Well, we may not have expected it, but the outcome sure is great and it will definitely be memorable.  It’s highly unlikely that we’ll be forgetting the rainbow (otherwise known as galaxy) hued hair anytime soon.  But to think we’ve already gone to outer space for inspiration…what’s next?

What do you think of the rainbow-hued hair trend that’s sweeping across social media?  Would you give it a try?

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Princess Leia

Being Princess Leia

Princess Leia

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It’s safe to say Princess Leia was the breakout super girl in the Star Wars series.  Princess Leia played a huge role in the movies, showing us all the girls can most definitely play a huge role in the war.  The fictional character paved the way for other super girls to follow after the Star Wars series came out.  While Princess Leia is an icon (to say the least), we thought we’d take a look at what we’ve learned from Princess Leia over the years.

You Can Accomplish Anything You Want
In the movie series Leia set some records like becoming the youngest Senator, among other incredible things.  Despite being raised to do things one way, it didn’t stop her from doing what she felt she needed to do to stay true to herself.  She set forth in accomplishing what she wanted to accomplish, often regardless of what others may have thought or told her to do.  Additionally, as she was held as a slave to Jabba during the movie she did her best to believe that there was a way out of the situation.

Princesses Don’t Have to Wear Crowns 
Although Princess Leia is well… a princess, she wasn’t prancing around in crowns and dripping in jewels constantly.  Because she was a different kind of a princess, the kind of princess that wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty and be a part of the fight during a war.  Most all of her outfits throughout the series were pretty simple and easy.  Of course, she had a little more fun with her hair.  Instead of wearing the traditional princess crown we think of, she had fun hair styles she rocked out – probably more functional when you’re busy fighting a war!  Regardless, just because she didn’t wear a crown didn’t mean she wasn’t a princess.  She was a princess, just not your average princess – which is what makes her so unique and…Princess Leia-like.

Princesses can be Tough
We know Princess Leia wasn’t your average princess, especially since she wasn’t afraid to get in the mix during fights.  It’s empowering and fun to see a Princess that isn’t afraid to be one with the guys and show them what she’s got.  Instead of sitting on the sidelines, she showed us what girl power is really all about.

Princess Leia showed us so many amazing lessons of being a super girl throughout the Star Wars series.  It really comes to no surprise that she left a legacy and lasting impression on those that followed the popular series.  No matter which of these ‘lessons’ you resonate with most from Princess Leia, we can’t deny she’s a princess unlike any other we’ve seen grace the big screen.

What do you think makes Princess Leia different and memorable?

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Galaxy hairstyle

Galaxy Hair

Galaxy hairstyle

The past couple of years have been full of different hair color trends and techniques.  From ombre to bright colors to color block, we’ve seen it all.  Until galaxy hair came onto the scene, that is!  The galaxy hair trend has been exploding on social media.  The inspiration for this hair trend?  The galaxy!  Girls (and guys) are coloring their hair in a wide range of different colors to look like photos found of the galaxy.  Mind blown yet?  The trend is out of this world (pun intended).  While it’s not the easiest hair look to maintain, it’s absolutely stunning.  We’re breaking down a few of the galaxy hair attributes.

Since the galaxy hair trend is a multi-tonal look, it’s made up of multiple colors.  Most often, galaxy hair is made up of shades of purple, blue, pink, and green sometimes with a little silver weaved throughout.  You can choose what colors you like best, of course, these are just the most commonly used colors.  Since galaxy hair is made to mimic… the galaxy, most people take inspiration from images of the galaxy that include these colors.  Since the colors are blended throughout the hair, the combination of the colors results in your hair looking like a flawless galaxy of locks.

Naturally, there are multiple ways of achieving the galaxy hair trend and both men and women are getting on board!  Some people are having the galaxy look over their entire head of hair, while others just do the ends of their hair to achieve more of a colorful ombre type of look.  Whichever way you choose, you’re bound to turn heads and have gorgeous colorful hair.

Galaxy hair inspiration

With galaxy hair being made up of a stunning combination of out-of-this-world colors, styling the hair results in an outrageously gorgeous outcome.  There are countless images flying around Instagram and Pinterest with girls that have styled their galaxy hair in braids.  Braiding galaxy hair isn’t like braiding the typical hair.  The mixture of colors takes the braids to a WHOLE new level.  Those that have galaxy hair have shown the internet how much fun you can have styling it!  Whether you’ve done a simple French braid or a braided headband, something about braids with galaxy hair is leaving us all in awe.  This is definitely a hair color trend that leaves the many styling options open.

It’s safe to say that galaxy hair is space-worthy.  Who would have thought we would be getting hair color inspiration from the galaxy?  Well, it’s lucky we did because it’s giving people an awe-worthy outcome.  If you’re considering embracing the galaxy hair trend, it’s worth doing some internet browsing of galaxy pictures.  That’s pictures of the actual galaxy, anyways.  You’ll probably find a lot of side-by-side images of galaxy hair next to pictures of their galaxy inspired images.  Warning: the comparisons are insane!  But getting some inspiration will help you narrow down colors you’re most interested in including for your own galaxy hairstyle.  Don’t forget to play around with braids if you decide to try this hair trend – the results will be Instagram-worthy!

Will you be trying the galaxy hair trend?

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Michelle Rodriguez

Almost Country Girls

We all know country girls aren’t afraid to get down and dirty, and do what needs to be done!  It’s no surprise there are similarities between action star actresses and country girls.  After all, country girls are into action.  It’s all about country girls and being the tough chicks they are, and it’s is a huge common trait action actresses have so we decided to round up a list of a few action actresses that have serious country girl skills.

Michelle Rodriguez

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Michelle Rodriguez
Is any Hollywood action actress list complete without a mention of Michelle?  She’s been in a handful of action films and never disappoints.  It’s clear Michelle isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty and probably why she’s been known to play the tough girl role more than once.  Instead of playing the ‘pretty’ Hollywood roles, Michelle goes for the parts that will most likely require her to get dirty and not be afraid to work with what she’s got.

Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie 
Again, we couldn’t include an action actress list without mentioning Jolie.  Angelina is also known for playing action-packed roles that require her to get real (in terms of little glam involved), sweat, and not stay clean.  Angelina definitely shows country girl skills by embracing who she is and taking the action roles in strides.  In true country girl fashion, she worries less about getting a role that has a lot of glam and more about a role that will require her to get really involved.

Uma Thurman

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Uma Thurman 
Another iconic action-packed actress.  Uma brought herself into Hollywood royalty with her roles in action movies like Kill Bill.  She shows off her country girl skills by doing things in the movies that may not typically be “girly” activities.  But she owns them and shows the powerhouse she is.  Uma is also trained in martial arts and swordsmanship – talk about a tough chick, huh?!

There are a lot of common characteristics among these action actresses and country girls.  They’re not afraid to get dirty, put a little elbow grease into anything, and do things that may not necessarily be the “girl” thing to do.  But they do them all regardless and take everything in strides.  Country girls know how to make an impact on people, and it’s clear so do these incredibly talented action actresses.  Next time you watch an action movie, you probably won’t look at it the same.  Who knows, maybe some of these action actresses even got some inspiration from country girls!  We may never know for sure, but regardless we can enjoy the fact that they have great similarities that all of the women in the world can embrace a bit of.

What do you think of the relationship between action actresses and country girls?  Do you see the similarities?  Can you think of any other almost country girls we missed?

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Voluminous hair

Purposefully Big Hair

Voluminous hair

There’s something about big hair that women just love, but it’s not always the easiest look to achieve.  However, just like any other hairstyle, there are a few secret tricks that can help you achieve your desired look easily!  If you’re ready to have purposefully big hair without the frustration that can generally come along with it, we’re breaking down a few of the ways to achieve it!

Quality over Quantity
When you’re looking to create voluminous hair you want to use products strategically.  Often times if you wear too many hair products it can actually weigh your hair down, and when you’re going to big hair you don’t want your hair to be too heavy!  Using minimal, quality products is much more beneficial to achieving the look you desire.  Look for products specifically made to create volume, there’s everything from serums and mousse to shampoos that have extra volume boosters in them for you.

Make Sure You Have the Right Tools
If you’re looking to achieve this look by using a hairdryer make sure you’re using a high-quality hairdryer.  Investing in quality tools will give you a huge payoff when trying to create a big hair look.

Don’t Brush Your Hair Down
Since you’re looking to create a voluminous look, you want to keep as much natural volume as you can.  So when your hair is wet you don’t want to brush down your hair.  Additionally, when you’re using the hairdryer use your fingers to dry the majority of your hair.  When you’re about halfway dry create more volume by flipping your hair so you hair (and head) is upside down.  This will definitely give you an extra volume boost.  When you’re upside down use the hairdryer closer to your roots to dry that portion of your hair.

Don’t Forget this Trick
When your hair is dry, flip your hair back so you’re facing up again.  Hold up the top layers of your hair and continue to blow-dry like this at the roots.  While doing this you’ll be holding the so the air is blowing upwards towards your hand/the ceiling.  This will give you even more of a boost.

Woman using a hairdryer

Let Your Hair Cool Before You Brush 
The key to keeping the volume in your hair is letting your hair dry after using the hairdryer before you brush it.  If you want even more volume, use a clip to lift your hair at the roots while your hair cools.

Curl the Roots
You can use hot rollers or large barreled curling irons to add an extra volume boost to your hair.  These tools are best used after drying your hair and will help create a most streamlined finish.

Dry Shampoo 
Dry shampoo is actually a great product to add extra volume to your hair, and no your hair doesn’t have to be dirty to use it.  It’s a quick easy way to get a little extra bounce to your look.

Next time you’re looking to get big hair, consider trying these tips to help you achieve it!

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Woman looking in the mirror

Do You Have a Signature Hairstyle?

Woman looking in the mirror

Few things in life are constant, but there are many women who found a hairstyle they loved so much they kept it through much of their life.  If you look through old family photos you may even find that you have family members that have a signature hairstyle they’ve kept through the years.  Creating a signature hairstyle has been something celebs like Anna Wintour, Jennifer Aniston and Halle Barry have taken to heart and rolled with.

While many women love constantly changing up their hairstyle and color, a lot can be said for having a signature hairstyle.

The #1 takeaway from developing a signature hairstyle is it’s yours!  It’s kind of fun to have a hairstyle that you’re known for.  It’s something that can become a constant in your life.  While so much in our lives aren’t constant, creating a style that is a signature for you can be a fun way to create something that’s consistent in your life.  Not only is it constant for you, but other people can even find comfort knowing that they always know what to expect with your hair.  Additionally, it’s a great way to celebrate your individuality instead of trying to constantly chase the trends.

If you haven’t found your signature hairstyle and you want to here are a few things to consider.

Experiment
That’s right!  In order to find a signature hairstyle that you love, you have to experiment to find what you like best.  So play around with changing the layers, the length and even the color.  You’ll eventually land upon a hairstyle that just feels right and you will most likely find you want to stick with it.

Forget the Trends
When you’re looking to create a signature style it’s not about keeping up with the trends.  While we all want to be up-to-date creating a signature style is about finding a hairstyle that represents you, not the latest and greatest trend.

Try Different Stylists
It may sound odd but try out different hairstylists when you’re looking to create your signature hairstyle.  It may be something as simple as a different haircutting technique that sets apart your signature hairstyle from the prior way your hair was cut.

Take Your Time
Creating a signature hairstyle isn’t something that’s going to be accomplished overnight.  So don’t rush it!  Each time you get your haircut take some time to look in the mirror, look at photos and analyze how you feel in the hair.  It may sound silly but if you’re looking to create a signature you want to be sure it’s something that’s been thought out and makes you feel like yourself.  So take some time to think about these things, if it doesn’t feel right you know the next time you can make some adjustments and communicate them to your stylist.

Creating a signature hairstyle can definitely be a process, but a process that’s worthwhile to many.  What do you think of creating a signature style?  Will you, or have you done it?

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Woman with layered hair

Undercuts for Mid-Length Hair

The undercutting hair trend has been one that has been on the rise for a while now.  But up to this point, most of the undercutting hairstyles have been geared towards short hair.  We’re now seeing undercutting hairstyles make their way to longer, mid-length hair.  If you’re not familiar with undercutting it basically means that the layers of hair closer to your scalp are shorter than the outer layers of your hair.  It’s a trend that can be as minimal or drastic as you desire, much like many hairstyle trends you can make it what you want.  Let’s break down a few of the popular undercut hairstyles for mid-length hair.

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Layered Hair
The great thing about this trend is you can make it as natural or dramatic as you want.  For the mid-length beauties, you can keep your longer layers on top and just ask for a small section at the nape of your neck to be cut short.  So essentially you wouldn’t see the undercut part of your hair unless you’re wearing it up.  Keeping the layers fun, textured, and loosely curled is a fun modern way to add this trend into your hair.

Side Sweep
If you’re looking for a more dramatic look, undercut (or shave) one side of your hair above your ear.  This will create a natural part in your hair, when you leave the rest mid-length.  You’ll achieve a fun, edgy side swept look having one side shaved short and the other left long.  Leaving you to have fun with the longer side of your hair, having the option to curl, straighten, or even braid the long hair.

Woman with bob haircut

Bob it Out
Want a fun way to freshen up your bob?  Add an undercut touch to it!  Whatever length you choose to rock your bob, you can add a touch of the undercut to the nape of your neck.  The blunt cut of the bob with the undercut touch can be a fun way to add a unique twist to your more traditional bob.

Get Fancy
There’s also been a big trend of adding design to the undercut portion of the hair at the nape of the neck.  This is a fun way to add a unique twist when wearing your hair up.  When you have mid-length hair often the undercut portion will be hidden until you wear your hair up.  So it’s a fun way to add a twist that many won’t expect.  Throw your hair up in a ponytail or bun and suddenly you’ve taken simple hairstyles to a whole new level with your designed undercut.

The undercutting trend is really limitless, depending on how drastic of a look you’re looking to achieve it can be subtle or more prominent.  If you’re considering trying out the undercutting trend think about some of these options and what feels like it would be the most enjoyable for you, and most fun for you to style.  Hair is a great way to express yourself, so have fun with it!

Will you (or have you) try any of these undercutting hair styles?

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Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence’s Hair Color History

It’s no secret that Jennifer Lawrence isn’t afraid to switch things up when it comes to her hair.  She’s consistently, and daring enough to always be changing the style and color of her hair.  While Jennifer is probably best known for her blonde locks, she’s gone through quite a transformation throughout the years and has been almost every common hair color since she’s stepped onto the Hollywood scene.  Let’s take a walk down memory lane with Jennifer and her ever-changing hair color.

Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer started to make more and more public appearances in 2007, when she first came around in Hollywood we saw her having long blonde hair.  It was perfect for her youthful appearance and gave her that California beachy girl vibe.  It wasn’t long after she stepped on the scene in her long blonde hair that she slowly started to darken her hair color.  In 2009 and 2010 she had a darker, dirty blonde with more brown tones mixed in.  While she kept the long length she did bring more of a darker hue into the mix.

Jennifer Lawrence

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While she did bring in some darker tones to the blonde, in 2011 she went back and lightened things up going with full blonde hair again.  However, by the end of 2011 Jennifer went to a dark brown hue with her hair.  She still kept the long length but went through a drastic hair transformation with the much darker hair color.  Jennifer kept the dark color hair through 2012, but then slowly went back to a lighter color.  During 2012, Jennifer lightened up her locks to a dirty blonde and added full bangs with the look.  (See what we meant? She’s not afraid to switch things up!)

In 2012 Jennifer went back to her bright blonde hair color, but shortly after ended up back with her dark brown locks.  She kept the dark brown hair throughout the rest of 2012, but did lose the full bangs by this point.  It wasn’t long after this she made another big switch.  This time to a strawberry red!  In 2013, Jennifer went outside her usual routine of going back to blonde and went to a red color.  The brighter red didn’t hang out too long with Jennifer; she started to then transition back to a more dirty blonde, with more brown tones than blonde.  She still kept her hair in a longer length, and side swept bangs.

Jennifer Lawrence

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By 2013, Jennifer added more blonde tones to her hair and then went for the chop by cutting her hair into the lob look with side swept bangs.  The end of the year came, and Jennifer went for a drastic pixie cut hairstyle.  She kept the blonde hair but went for the dramatic short look.  The following years, Jennifer has kept her hair a bright blonde hue and mixing things up with her haircuts and styles.

Whew!  That was quite the history of one person’s hair color, wasn’t it?  It’s hard to believe Jennifer has gone through that much hair transformation in just 8 years.  I’m sure she’s going to keep us guessing, what color do you think Jennifer will step out with next?

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Woman sitting on a log

Hairstyles Inspired by Princesses

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Most girls grow up watching the popular princess movies, and if we’re honest, we didn’t just watch the movies but we were also decked out in clothes and accessories that had our favorite princesses on them, played with the dolls/ toys that looked like them, and well… the list could go on. One thing that was always a common theme among princesses is they all had amazing hair. It’s no wonder even as we get older we have hairstyles inspired by so many of our beloved princesses. Let’s go through a few of the most popular hairstyles that are very princess-esque in inspiration, shall we?

Ariel’s Voluminous Waves
We think every girl can agree Ariel had amazing bouncy wavy hair that just seemed to float (pun intended) around. As we take a look at a lot of the hairstyles that are popular lately, soft, bouncy waves are high on the list of trends. It’s not surprising this hairstyle is so popular since it’s such a versatile look and pretty easy to achieve.

Tips for achieving this look: Dry your hair using a large round brush to add volume. Then us a large barrel curling iron on the bottom half of your hair to achieve the bouncy, more relaxed curled look. Comb through the curls so they’re not too tight, spray some hairspray and you’re done!

Side braid.

Elsa’s Side Braid
Let it go! Let it go! Who can think of Elsa and not sing that song to yourself? Anyways, Elsa wore an incredible side braid in the movie. Ironically (or not so ironic), this season is ALL about braids. Braids are a great way to tame your hair when it’s not behaving so well (hello, bad hair day hairstyle!), and they’re a great way to style your hair to keep it off your neck as the weather gets warmer. While braids are making a HUGE stamp on this season the side braid is a classic go to that always feels modern.

Tips for achieving this look: The great part about braids (especially this season) is they’re that perfect effortless look! No need to be perfect here, which is also why they can be a great go-to for second-day hair. To recreate Elsa’s look, simply part your hair to the side, loosely braid it over your shoulder and secure with a rubber band. Feel free to pull at the braid a bit to give it that more ‘undone’ look. But really, it’s that easy!

Pocahontas’ Straight Locks
While the bouncy waves are popular, the super straight hairstyle is back on the season this season. Kourtney Kardashian has been rockin’ the pin-straight hair quite a bit in recent months. With a center part, this look is undeniably Pocahontas inspired. It’s elegant and sleek and perfect to add a little boho vibe to your look.

Tips for achieving this look: After blow drying your hair straight, run a flat iron over your hair to straighten it and smooth it out even more. Finish the look with a great shine serum to add a great dimension to the look and pull it all together.

Do you have a favorite hairstyle inspired by princesses? Which of these will you recreate?

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Woman wearing a andana

Pin It Up

Woman wearing bandana

There’s something so timelessly retro about pin up looks. The hair, the clothes, the makeup… all of it. It always looks and feels so chic, regardless of how many times it’s been worn. Doesn’t it? It seems like every time we see a celebrity on the red carpet wearing a Pin Up vibe hairstyle it looks incredible and everyone takes note. Pin up hairstyles often look like they’re incredibly difficult and complex to achieve, but the truth is you can create a pin up hairstyle without needing to be a professional hairstylist. So let’s break down a few easy pin up hairstyles that will give you the look, without the fuss.

Pinned Up Down
While the pin-up looks are generally known for being up-do’s there are a ton of easy ways to achieve the pin-up vibe without dealing with a ton of bobby pins and hairspray. When wearing your hair down for this type of look you want to focus on volume, and loose curls. Add volume at the roots of your hair by teasing with a teasing brush and spraying hairspray to hold the volume. Add the pin-up vibe by clipping in a gorgeous flower and sweep your hair away from your face (another common theme among pin-up hairstyles). It’s a very Rachel McAdams in the Notebook look.

Half Poof
Another mostly hair down look, and can be worn with your hair straight or with waves. Part your hair to the side to start. Then grab a small chunk of hair from one side in the front, give it a little puff (by moving the hair towards your face a tad), twist the hair bit where you’re holding onto it and pin it. Repeat on the other side. It’s a very retro-esque way to wear the half up hairstyle that’s always been a go-to for girls.

Woman wearing a andana

Tie It Up
Another huge hairstyle influence in the pin up phase was the bandana. There are so many easy, cute ways to add a bandana to an otherwise simple hairstyle. There’s something about the bandana that adds that retro vibe to your look instantly. Even simply tying a silk scarf around the back of your head (over your hair) and tying it at the top of your head is a super simple way to add a Pin Up twist to straight, wavy, or curly hair. You can wear the knot at the top in the middle or to the side. Adding a bandana has never felt so simple, right?

As you can tell, although pin-up hairstyles tend to LOOK complex or difficult to achieve on your own, you can actually make them quite simple! These are great hairstyles to try out to give the Pin Up look a whirl. While there are certainly more complex looks, why make it complicated? Wear your hair down and add a few little touches with bobby pins, bandanas, or flower pints – whatever speaks to you.

So which of these Pin Up style hairstyles are you going to try first?

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