Friday, 24 August 2012

Hairspiration: Solange Knowles & Paloma Faith

I am quite unadventurous with my hair because it is difficult to get it to do anything other than just hang there. I generally (when it's freshly washed) curl the ends with straighteners, spray in a bit of curling spray, mist with hairspray & just wear it down or half up if I'm not working, & on work days I always wear it up, either in a high pony, a low pony with a backcombed crown or, most frequently, in a single braid to one side.

I take inspiration from some very stylish ladies to deal with my hair when I do wear a different hairstyle, and these are two of my favourites.


I love headscarves, especially when I'm having a bad hair day! They are great on day 4 or when I need to dye my roots because they hide a multitude of sins & add a bit of flair & personality to your hairstyle. Solange Knowles is definitely my main source of head scarf inspiration, & I like the turban styles she wears, and all the colourful prints. Rihanna also loves a good headscard & has definitely helped make them more popular than ever before.To get your headscarf into a half-turban style knot just use a long scarf & twist the two ends around each other & tie behind, or try tying a knot into the middle of a smaller scarf & tying behind for a different take on it.


When my hair is maybe on day two or three I sling it into a low side pony & do a pinwheel fringe. This way I still get to wear it long but it's more tame & my fringe is kept off my face. This is one of my favourite ways to wear my fringe because I like it to help frame my face but it can be sort of annoying when it's not pinned back! Paloma Faith is the QUEEN of fringes, and of hair in general, her hairstyles are always a great source of inspiration, and Dita is of course the most glamourous woman on earth so you can't go wrong with anything she does.

6 comments:

  1. I'm obsessed with that pinwheel fringe! I wish I had some idea how to do it. You look lovely x

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    1. It's ridiculously easy you just grab the end of the section you want to pin back & twist it back onto the top of your head & pin it in place. Practice makes perfect, although it really isn't very hard lol x

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  2. I have to do the pinwheel fringe- perfect for when I go back to school! I love a headscarf too, although Mum did ask once if I'd just signed up for the Land Girls...

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    1. Haha my mum hates my headscarves- but she has stopped making any comments & opts for an eyeroll instead, although neither are effective in deterring me lol x

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  3. I love love love this post!! You did a beautiful job recreating the looks!

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