Hairstyle No. 2: “An Abundance of Curls”

Hey everyone,

I have a brand new hairstyle for you this week, which I think looks absolutely STUNNING! Again for this hairstyle, my friend was the model. Make sure to check out her blog as well, and I will put a link to it below at the end of the post. This highlights beautiful spring curls, with a touch of sophistication, and brings out the natural colors and volume your hair has to offer! This hairstyle isn’t as simple as the previous hairstyle tutorial I showed, but it is really worth the effort when you see how gorgeous it turns out at the end! I am starting to run out of words… so let’s get started!


017d605ab8f1292e5a8006d19a7326b01d851a3ac0To start off this hairstyle, you will need to make sure you have the following tools:

  • Curling iron (I use the Hot Tools 1″ curling iron)
  • Smoothing brush
  • Regular hairbrush
  • 6-8 bobby-pins
  • One (1) elastic
  • Heat protectant spray
  • Hairspray

Approximate Time: 30-35 mins (depending on length of hair) 

TIP: PLUG IN YOUR CURLING IRON BEFORE YOU START THIS HAIRSTYLE! IT WILL SAVE SOOO MUCH TIME!!!


 

Steps To Achieve This Hairstyle:

  1. To start off this hairstyle, brush out your hair thoroughly with your regular hair brush, until all the knots and tangles are out of your hair. (You know you’re done brushing when you can run your finger through every part of your hair with little to no tangles)
  2. Next, section off a good chunk of hair on the crown of your head, and tie it or clip it back. This will be for the bun in the center of your head. 
  3. Brush through the rest of your hair, and spray it with your heat protectant spray.
  4. Curl your hair. Once finished curling, let cool for 5 minutes and then pull back into a loose ponytail at the base of your head. (I’d suggest that you spray your curled hair with hairspray before you put it into a loose ponytail to have your curls hold a little better.)
  5. Unclip the section of hair you tied up on the crown of your head in Step 2. Take a smaller section from that hair and tie it or clip it back on in your head (it should be large enough to create a bun.)
  6. Divide the small section of hair you don’t have tied back in four pieces on each side of your head. Braid those pieces into four small braids on each side of your head. Once finished braiding, tuck them in front of your ear or anywhere to temporarily keep them out of the way. 
  7. Take the remaining section of hair you have tied on the crown of your head and create a loose ballerina bun and secure with an elastic.
  8. Pin the braids around the bun, and any loose pieces. 
  9. Release the curled hair you have tied back. Spray hairspray throughout all of your hair to finish the look. 
  10. Voila! Enjoy your beautiful new hairstyle!

All right everyone, that concludes this week’s post, but I will certainly be blogging soon! I hope you enjoy this new hairstyle, and if you did, comment down below telling me what you thought of it! Also, if you have any requests for future hairstyle tutorials, that would be very helpful! Enjoy the last few weeks of spring and our journey into summer! See y’all real soon…

Remember, this is a community of friendship and trust. If you decide to be a part of this journey on The Legally Brunette Blog, you have to be willing to trust, listen, care, grow, and not be afraid to show your silly side!! 

Au Revoir!

-The Legally Brunette

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Tips making braces SOO much easier to have!

Hi everyone!

The Legally Brunette is back, and here to make possibly the thing I despise the MOST in the world, braces, slightly easier to get along with! I am about to have my six-month anniversary with my braces, and only have one year left until the break-up of the century (a.k.a. getting my braces off)! This post features three life-saving tips to help you survive your excruciating elastics, bewildering brackets, and worst of all, your wretched wires! Alliteration aside, as much fun as it was to browse Thesaurus.com, I hope you find this post helpful! Let me know in the comments section below how you feel about your braces, and share any tips you have that make them easier for you! Let the post begin…

  1. Create an on-the-go kit for all of your braces necessities!: 

    Having something that can fit in any bag, around any stuffed binder, any exploding thermos, or melting lip balm is very important! This super quick and easy to-go bag is filled with all the necessities of what I need for my braces, but can be filled with things that are specific to you. I put in the basics for any situation having to do with my braces! I included mouth wash, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, deodorant (just in case you forget!), Q-tips, elastics, floss, and mini brushes to remove any food stuck under your wires. This is super helpful to bring when you’re at a friend’s house, at school, a restaurant, pretty much anywhere that most likely don’t come with braces supply kits at the ready. Having a to-go saves you from that mini heart attack you get when you have something your teeth on the day of all days!                                                  

    01237310f811e6d560279f84172edf58c84e735f6a2. Create a schedule!:                       Guys, I mean, COME ON. That heart I created out of string?!?! Can I even begin to tell you how many pieces of tape that took to keep down? Anywaysif you’re anything like me, counting down the days until my next tightening, a schedule is perfect for you! For me, I don’t dread my orthodontist appointments, only because I know that once it’s over, it’s just that much closer until I get them off! I keep it on my desk, to remember when and where I am going. Also, if I’m making plans and I COMPLETELY forget that I had an orthodontist appointment that day, (which happens more often than not) it is so much easier to work your schedule around things you already know are happening than writing that dreadful text to your friend you haven’t seen for four months telling them how stupid you are for forgetting. Trust me, it happens to the best of us.


          3. REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY; The Food Rules:

know you agree with me on this, but not getting to eat popcorn, chewy candy, tortilla chips, whole apples, and all that good stuff STINKS! I have realized from my months of experience in this topic, you can turn the tables (literally:)) I took my favorite food, apples, and created the ultimate snack. I can’t honestly say that I always abide by the rules of orthodontics, but, hey, I’m a growing girl! You can still have apples, but with a twist. I took a whole apple and sliced into bite sized chunks. The only thing I regret was not peeling the apples. You can decide to leave them on or not, but I  like the spices to cover all of the apple. I followed a recipe to make this treat from Southern Living, (click on the link to get the recipe) but I don’t think you need a recipe to make this delicious! Eyeballing things is not just warmly welcomed in The Legally Brunette’s world, but is a way of life! I used 1 apple, nutmeg, light-brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and water in this. I think you all are sensible enough to know around how much to put in! I stirred the ingredients around over the stove on medium to high heat until for about 8 minutes, or until you feel they are softened and browned enough to your satisfaction! Then, enjoy the small rebellion you’re taking against your orthodontist without messing up hundreds of dollars of metal in your mouth!

All right everyone, that is it for my tips and tricks of braces! I had a lot of fun creating this post, because I know a LOT of people struggle with their braces, especially when you have school, and activities, and family, and most importantly, FOOD! I hope you learned something from this, I know I certainly did, but let me know in the comments section what you thought of this post, future posts you would like to see, or if you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them! Make sure to share some of your tips in the comments section below, and have a very happy rest of your week! I will be writing very soon, and hope to hear from you!

Remember, this is a community of friendship and trust. If you decide to be a part of this journey on The Legally Brunette Blog, you have to be willing to trust, listen, care, grow, and not be afraid to show your silly side!! 

Au Revoir!

-The Legally Brunette

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