I can’t style hair. It is one of the girl skills I never got the hang of. Like manicures and self tan, I neglected to put the hours of study and practice in to it during my teen years. Now I feel like I may have missed something. I have three hairstyles that I have mastered for every day life:
- Down and brushed
- Half up half down, which is a sneaky mash up of styles 1. and 2.
If it is a special occasion I have three more options:
- Straightened with the much neglected GHDs
- Unevenly curled with my GHDs
- Ask someone to style it for me
Number 6 is always my favourite, the outcome if different each time but it always looks amazing!
To remedy my woeful hair competence (which has become more evident the more I surf on Pinterest), I decided this week to have a play around a hair tutorial to see if I could manage an updo.
Here is the guide I tried to follow.
Here are my results.
OK so it is a very messy version. This is about my seventh attempt and half way through I abandoned the tutorial and just tried to get it pinned up. It got more dishevelled but I was determined not to start again so I just kept sticking in pins until it looked like this.
My biggest problem seems to be using the dratted hair pins. On every tutorial video the flaxen-haired guides just seem to be able to slide the pins in exactly where they want to and their hair just holds. I think they might be using witchcraft.
But anyhow, it’s not perfect but it is technically an updo. So I am counting it as a win. Hurrah!