Monday, 25 October 2010

Hair of the Day!

In a new departure for me, I've decided to do a Hair of the Day (HOTD) post.  I have very thick, wavy hair, which I've been growing long for about 6 months, after having a shortish bobbish hair style for the past 10 years.  I'm growing it long as I want to experiment with different styles and my shortish hair just couldn't cope with it!

My hair is now finally long enough to start to play around with different styles.  This one is inspired by a piece about Cameron Diaz's hair in November's In Style at the Knight and Day premier in Barcelona.  Cameron's hair was styled into a side bun, so I attempted to recreate the look myself.

Picture Source - from  The Huffington Post (of all places!)

I started with my hair naturally dried, with no straightening, as it is naturally big (too big if you ask me).  I then pulled it into a loose side ponytail at one side of the nape of my neck.

I lightly back-combed the ponytail, but not too much, and then used hair pins to tuck over some of the ends of the ponytail to create the bun look.  I kept it messy, as I was looking for an effortless look.  In the In Style article, Cameron's hairstylist says that they wanted her hair to look like a flower, so they twisted the end of the ponytail round back on itself, and pinned that up.  My hair wasn't long enough to do this, so I improvised.

It only took me a couple of minutes to do and I was quite pleased with the result! Nothing like Cameron's and far more messy, but my own twist on the look. I got a couple of compliments, so I was happy!  It's really hard to photograph the back of your head, so sorry about the pics!

Thanks for reading. xx


ChrissyDee said...

Oh I love a bit of side bun action! It's simple, chic and laid back. It looks lovely on you!

Fudgesmoothiesmakeup said...

Looks great, i must try out a side bun sometime!

Anonymous said...

Great pics and it looks fab - somehow it doesn't work on me at all, my hair is looooooong as in boob length (and no before you ask they aren't down to my knees...yet!) but I think any sort of bun needs a bit of texture to look any sense and I find I just overwork it a bit too much. Nice post thoough, more of the same please. Jan x

The Beautiful Blog said...

It looks lovely, it's a beautiful up do, have you tried it with a bun ring? they are really easy to use x

♥ Sadie ♥ said...

Looks lovely x

TheBristolBeautyBlog said...

Thanks ladies!

@Jan - have you tried a salt spray to add texture?

@The Beautiful Blog - I've not tried a bun ring - might have to look out for one of them!


Cheeky Beauty said...


Fab hair do!

This is one of my prefered hair styles when wearing my hair up!

I do it mainly as I prefer when some of my hair can be seen from the front.?


Vintage and Cake said...

I think you did a great job, I love that you kept it a little messy as it looks more natural. It's such a great style, and simple and pretty. You could always wrap some gold or silver trim into it ( I have seen that in a lot of celeb how to hollywood hair) I will have a go at this. My hair is so long, so will need a can of spray, look forward to the next one xxx


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