Easy Hair Styles

Since I met hair style expert Barney Martin in June , I’ve made more of an effort with my hair. It’s been fun! I have to admit though, when it comes to beauty, my hair usually is the last thing on my list. What I like to do is keep a zip lock bag with a brush, hairband, clip and bobby pins inside my handbag so I can always do something with my hair if I forget to brush it in the morning. It’s perfect for doing my hair on the run. With these tools you can do a various range of hairstyles. Here are a few ideas:

  • French Roll
  • Half bun
  • Pony tail
  • Half pony tail
  • Pin up sides

If all else fails, I wear a cute hat!

When I do have time to do my hair, I have a few favourites. Below are 8 hair styles, ranging for super easy to how to create a current-trend style.

1. Crossed Bobby Pins

I always keep bobby pins in my bag. Two of these babies can turn me from looking like a fromp, into a super star a reasonably presentable person. What I like to do is place them one over the other to form a cross so they become a feature in their own right. This works in every length or hair.

How to: For this look, I twisted one side of my hair up and fastened with two bobby pins.

hair style for mums -- bobby pin

2. Brooch or a Clip

I love to dress up my hair. A favourite idea is to use a brooch or clip in my hair.

How to: Thread a plain alligator clip (look for them at Price Attack or supermarkets) under the pin section of the brooch and add to hair. There is, of course, many gorgeous clips for hair too. A little bit of bling goes a long way to make you feel special.

{wearing a felt flower brooch in my hair}

hair style for mums -- brooch flower

{wearing a clip in my hair}

hair style for mums -- clip

3. Short Hair

After I had my second daughter, I felt like doing something drastic with my hair. I guess it was my way of trying to reclaim a bit of myself, so I had my hair cut very short (pictured below). The wonderful thing about this hairstyle is it’s easy to look after and hair is kept away from the pulling of little fingers. My hair is quite thin so, although I loved the style, I think it works best for women with thicker hair.

hair style for mums -- very short hair

Like this chick.

How to: Just run a bit of product through your hair for a tousled look. LOVE.

hair style for mums -- very short hair

4. Inside Bun

This seriously, is a very easy hair style to achieve for medium to long hair. Simply tie hair in a bun, loosen, make a part at the bun hair line and tuck the bun inside the hair. Done.

How to: Watch the video tutorial here: Easy Elegant Hair Style.

hair style for mums -- inside out bun

5. Half-Bun

I put my hair into a half bun if I want to feel a little girly and feminine but still want my hair away from my face.

How to:

  • Part hair in the middle of your head and twist the upper part of the hair.
  • Twist around into a bun.
  • Hold bun in place with bobby pins. If your have very thick hair, you may need to use a hair band to hold the bun in place.

hair style for mum -- half bun

6. Head Band

Wearing a head band is an easy way to dress up a simple all-down hair style. As a bonus, it keeps your hair back from face.

hair style for mums -- headband

7. Pony Tail

A Pony tail is always winner!

How to: To make it look a little classy, take a section of the ponytail hair, plait it and wrap it around the pony tail hair band so it’s covered. Hold in place with a bobby pin and tuck excess into the band (on the underside of the pony tail).

hair style for mums -- pony tail

8. On Trend: London Fashion Week 2011 — Low Side Pony

Straight from Backstage at London Fashion Week 2011, Sam McKnight (Global Ambassador for Pantene Pro-V) has this insight into the current trend hair styles.

“The collection had a relaxed ‘70s feel to it with contrasting elements that seemed almost prim. I wanted to take this contradiction of laid back versus elegance and create a rich, luxurious hair look that was both glamorous and contemporary. The low side parting, with the hair combed over one ear juxtaposed a kind of boyishness with the luxurious polished pony tail,” says Sam McKnight, Global Ambassador, Pantene Pro-V.

London Fashion Week 2011 Hair Styles

I adore this look! My easy variation is to put my hair into a side bun. This way, I don’t need to worry about my hair staying smooth.

hair style for mums -- side bun

However, if I was going out, here is how to get the look from London Fashion Week.

How to:

1. Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair. Most models at the shows have coloured hair so Pantene Pro-V Colour Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner are the perfect products to use, along with the Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Treatment to create a healthier foundation to work from.

2. Work Pantene Pro-V Style Body Builder Mousse through damp hair and blow dry using a round brush to create a smooth texture. When the hair is dry, using medium barrel heated tongs, tong hair from halfway down and clip in to place to set (you could use heated rollers for this).

3. Remove the curled section and brush through with a nylon bristle brush. Using a fine toothed comb, create a low side parting, the parting should be in line with the high point of the eyebrow and should reach right back to the crown of the head.

4. Comb the hair over the ear and secure with elastic in a low side pony tail on the opposite side to the parting. Using a soft bristle brush, brush the pony tail curl in place to create one gorgeous curl.

5. Set the style in spray with Pantene Pro-V Style Body Builder Hairspray.

Products used:

  • Pantene Pro-V Colour Therapy Shampoo 350mL RRP $7.99
  • Pantene Pro-V Colour Therapy Conditioner 350mL RRP $7.99
  • Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Treatment (Single Ampoule) RRP $2.99
  • Pantene Pro-V Style Body Builder Mousse RRP $6.99
  • Pantene Pro-V Style Body Builder Hairspray RRP $6.99

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  • Reply
    Amanda Stevenson
    September 27, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Love u with short hair! You look EXACTLY like your mum in this pic 😉

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    September 27, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Kel I forgot that u cut your hair short it looked gorgeous oh but u are gorgeous x

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      September 27, 2011 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks Em. I love short hair on women. I didn’t really love it at the time, but as I look back…I see it is quite a nice cut.

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    September 27, 2011 at 11:26 am

    HAHA i’m sitting here reading this and I just pulled my hair out of the usual boring pony tail that I throw it in, and am going to have a play with a pretty hair clip I bought not long ago

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      September 27, 2011 at 11:48 am

      I feel pretty now, dragonfly hairclip in, pretty earings and necklace on, and my favourite bracelet as well. Pretty snazzy for doing housework, but hey, a girl can feel pretty any time she likes

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    September 29, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks for those ideas. I find I just wash it, brush it and walk out the door with a hairtie round my wrist and then stick it in a ponytail a short time later when it gets too hot (I’m in the tropics) so those are a few great easy ideas that I feel I can achieve easily and feel slightly more stylish (which is often hard in tropics!)

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