For quick and easy styles in a pinch, small, simple techniques can make a world of difference.
Let's take Lisa as an example.
She has fine hair and a good amount of it. It is medium length and naturally straight.
On a day-to-day basis, she blows it dry into place and occasionally touches it up with a flat iron. I would call this her signature style.
Recently, I seated her in my chair, and she gave me free reign on styling.
She wanted to see what kind of style I could create in about 10 minutes of work time.
Curling up her hair with a 1-inch iron and a small spritz of hairspray, I then twisted the bulk of her hair and used one bobby pin to hold it in place.
I gathered pieces that had fallen out and placed a second bobby pin right over the first while scooping up a bit more of her hair and locking the pins in place together by their zigzag ridges.
This creates a secure foundation for the style.
I used two more pins on the fallen pieces of hair for the final outcome.
More shine mist and finishing spray was applied to hold down random, flyaway strands and give a polished appearance.
The hair does not have to be placed perfectly for an elegant, balanced style. Asymmetry is a part of the art of an up-do.
Here are some staples to always have on hand at home so you can do this yourself:
- Hot rollers are an old-school tool that will work wonders in a hurry.
- You can't go wrong with a teasing comb and a round brush.
- Dry shampoo will help you achieve a polished-looking style in a rush.
Angela Scharver, hair artist at House of Color in the Plaza at Belfair, Bluffton, specializes in full-service hair styling.