Always disappointed your look in pictures?
These easy hairdos will solve that problem!
Drapey Low Bun
1. Apply a volumizing mousse to freshly washed hair, such as Alterna Haircare Caviar Clinical Daily Densifying Foam ($36). Then blow-dry with a round brush.
2. Once it’s completely dry, gather your hair back into a low ponytail. (Pro tip: “Use your cheekbones to frame where the top of the bun starts,” says Hall.) Remember not to secure the bun too tightly.
3. Release several pieces of hair by either side of the face. Use a 1-inch curling iron to create gentle waves through those pieces.
4. In the back, coil the ponytail around itself to create a bun, and secure with a small, clear elastic. Gently yank the bun outward to make it fuller. Then pin it in place with a few bobby pins.
5. Finish by warming up some smoothing balm or paste between your fingers and gently running it over the top of your head to tame any flyaways. Try Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Finishing Paste ($4).
Softly Teased Pony
1. To style, apply a volumizing dry shampoo, such as Sexy Hair Big Volume Dry Shampoo. Then, create a slight side part and wave hair all over (starting from about eye level) using a 1 1/2– or 2-inch-barrel curling iron.
2. Use a rattail comb to lightly tease hair at the crown.
3. Pull hair back into a mid-height ponytail, and secure with an elastic. Gently yank the hair just above the base of the ponytail forward to create more volume on top.
4. Free a piece or two in front so it falls next to your face.
5. Finish off with a mist of Drybar The Sheriff Firm Hold Hairspray.
Half Up Do
If you’re not ready to show off the full extent of the roundness of your face then how about trying a half up do to see what you look like with your round cheeks on show first? This is a beautiful style and, if you leave a few strands loose from your up do, your face is still being frames slightly. You can put as much or as little hair as you want into your up do too so it’s worth experimenting. Some women suit having most of their hair up while others suit having very little up, it’s really all down to personal taste to don’t be afraid to try a few variations of this style out.
1. To re-create, apply a dry texturizer from mid-shaft to ends. We recommend Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray ($26). For hold, follow up with a mousse such as Show Beauty Lux Volume Mousse ($35).
2. Use a 1-inch curling wand to wave 1- to 2-inch sections of hair throughout your entire head.
3. Rake through the curls with your fingers to tousle the style.