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Hair: Attempting to be Stylin’


Most days I simply wear my hair down and wavy. It’s so thick that it hurts to wear a ponytail all day and I have done the bun-on-top-of-the-head look… but honestly, I feel a little bit silly that way. There are so many hairstyles that are pretty, though. Most of them I’ve seen on Pinterest.

My attempt at doing something “Pinterest.”

Here is the original hair:

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I think this is so elegant and classy!

Here is what I wound up with:

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My own take…

I’m not that good at doing my own hair. This took me many tries and a very log time. I have no idea what the girl in the original picture did with the hair that wound up in the bun in mine… it’s like magic!!

But I’m here to say that (inspired by another blog, where she took Pinterest ideas with clothing and style and made them her own) sometimes it’s fun to try something, even if it doesn’t turn out perfectly.

Another style attempt I’ve made lately (one I swore I would never do… check out #5) is to get bangs. As any girl knows, it’s a big commitment to make! This picture of Reese Witherspoon was one I saw a few days before I went in to get the chop.

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One day I felt pretty good about the decision I’d made. Here is a pic from that day!!

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me own bangs! and my knock-off sunglasses ;)

So, the point here is not that I want to copy everything I see. My point is that sometimes getting a little inspiration here and there can help. In a weird way, seeing something like bangs in a different context gave me that extra little boost to just go for it. Same with the updo… I never would have thought to do it if I hadn’t seen it done by someone else.

If you see something that inspires you, don’t be afraid to try it!!! You might just love your new look or attitude!!


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Author: Melinda Haas

I write, I read, I love to laugh. God, my husband, and my step children make up my world. I am working on publishing many novels, three of which are completed manuscripts.

9 thoughts on “Hair: Attempting to be Stylin’

  1. I think you did a GREAT job on the hair. But your hair always looks lovely :) You’ve inspired me!

  2. Fun post! :) Your updo is SO pretty. I love your new bangs, too. Keep having fun with your hair/clothing/style. (I’m glad you don’t like the bun-on-top-of-the-head, because they usually look ridiculous.) Speaking of inspiration, you’ve just inspired me to continue learning new braiding techniques – so, thank you!

  3. Love the updo! You did a great job! And you are so right, take a risk, it’s just hair! Why do we obsess about it?:0

  4. I am so honored that my blog post inspired you! And, I love your bangs! Every time I think I am going to try them again, I chicken out. Are you glad you made the jump?

  5. Pingback: Beauty // Stylin’ Those Curls | the most happy

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