Tuesday, August 2, 2011

my favorite hair styles and hair blogs

I'm kind of a sucker for a good hair blog or tutorial that teaches me how to do my hair. (I need all the help I can get). I love that they've been popping up all over the place these days. I'm sharing a few favorites at the end of this post.

I've always felt like my hair was a blessing and a curse at the same time. Don't get me wrong- I am so thankful to have nice hair. But it is so thick and heavy, that sometimes I just don't know what to do with it! My hair will hardly hold a curl. So, I get excited when I find a new hairstyle that stays in all day and doesn't give me a migraine headache. (I'm serious. I'm the opposite of a pill-popper, but there have been a handful of times when I wore my hair "up" and by the end of the day I had such a splitting headache that I had to take medicine)! So here are a few styles that are new to me, and I've been wearing my hair like this all summer, because they actually work!

Side bun.
(Or at least the idea of a side bun. My sister who is here visiting was laughing her head off when she took this pic. She doesn't think it looks very cute. I would have to agree. haha)!

The waterfall braid.
(pretty please ignore the mess of toys in the background)!

3 twisted buns.

The fishtail.

(this was from 2 summers ago). I'm debating if I should cut my hair short again. I loved it!

When all else fails, just throw on a headband or a hat. As I've mentioned, I love wearing hair accessories!

So here are a few of my favorite blogs with great hairstyle tips. A lot of my ideas have come from these bloggers.

This is Mallory and Split Ends and New Beginnings is her blog.
She's doing a 30 Day Hair Challenge and has done a great giveaway. I'm excited to see where she goes with this blog! She just cut her beautiful hair and I am dying to see pictures!

This is Meryn and this is her blog.
She's got a fun spunky style and some great ideas called "Hair for the Everyday Mom." 
The beehive is her tribute to Amy Winehouse.

She did a 30 days of hair challenge that was so fun and successful. She has a lot of helpful video tutorials. I especially appreciated the one about how she swoops her bangs!

is a popular blog that every so often has fun hair tutorials. You can search her blog for a lot of the hair posts.

Lovenotes by Lauryn 
is a cute blog. She is doing a series called "The ABCs of Hair" during the month of August. Check it out so far, its still the beginning!

I'm always adding new ideas that I find, thanks to talented hair stylists like the gals I just mentioned!

Have a great (hair) day!

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  1. Love your hair in the waterfall braid--so cute! I totally think you should cut it--you'd look so great! Do it!

  2. thank you for the feature! it means so much to me and my little baby blog. features help me out a ton!

    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

  3. Love this post! I am loving all the new hair blogs too!

    P.S. Your hair looks so cute any way you style it! Love the crocheted headband in your side bun pic... Love the way you are wearing it too! :)

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE the waterfall braid. It looks so simple and cute!!


  5. These are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. I love love love all the hairstyles. So pretty!
    I would love for you to link up to my linky party.


  7. These are all so cute! Thanks for sharing!!! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I am a new follower!! Also, I would love if you would come link this up to my Delicately Constructed Friday party tonight or tomorrow!
    Hope you are having a great weekend and I see you around soon!!

  8. Rachel, Thank you so much for the shout out!! I think everyone needs a little inspiration now and again. YOU inspire me so much with your awesome blog. How do I join your link party? How do I set one up on my blog? I am so new to this blog stuff. Thanks again.

    P.S. Your hair looks amazing any length you wear it. Also, this maybe a weird place to say this, but your husband's sweet words about you today brought tears to my eyes. You are such a wonderful mother and wife.

  9. So cute!

    I am having my first linky party on Thursday and would love for you to come link your awesome hairstyles! It's a party only for kids and teens crafts and ideas, so this is perfect to share on Thursday for our first "Crafts for the Under Twenty-Something" linky party!

    Thanks for sharing!


  10. Your hair is so cute! I can't wait to try these do's! We would love for you to share this at our link party and come enter our free digital scrapbooking software giveaway!

    The Sisters @ Six Sister's Stuff



  11. Wow! I love every single one of these hair styles and will try them all! I am a new follower and would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/08/14/blog-party-3/

    I look forward to blogging with you!

  12. New follower here from Follow Fest :). Hope to see you around sometime ;)

  13. LOVE the waterfall braid!! what a fab idea to post a collection of super cool hair! love it if you'd check out my handmade creatures! xo suzanne

  14. I'm growing my hair out for only the second time ever. This gives me inspiration and motivation to keep going! Thanks for sharing!

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