Trying to be imaginative with our hairstyle every single day can feel like a herculean task at times… We’ve all been there before when you know you should have left the house already and you’ve had the realisation you probably should have just washed your hair, instead you’re now rocking a greasy high bun which makes you look like Miss Trunchbull. An utter nightmare...
Things are about to change though, the GLOWWA team are here to help. We have pulled together the ultimate guide for hairstyles for every occasion. Whether it’s a day in the office, a walk with the dog or you’re going ‘out-out’ and want to look your best, this guide will explore the art of hair transformation and help you discover the perfect ‘do for every event in your life.
The Classic Ponytail: A timeless hairstyle that works for school, work, or a casual day out.
1) Begin by brushing your hair back, and gathering it at the desired height on the back of your head.
2) Once you’ve decided the height, secure it with a hair bobble for a sleek and timeless look.
3) Finally, smooth out any bumps or flyaways with a comb or brush for a polished finish. Now time to perfect the classic ponytail power walk. Swoosh, swoosh, swoosh.
Effortless Waves: Achieve those beachy waves for a laid-back yet chic everyday look.
1) Begin with clean, dry hair.
2) Now wrap sections of your hair around a curling wand or iron, leaving the ends out for a relaxed look.
3) Wait till they have cooled and then gently tousle them with your fingers.
4) Finally, add some texturizing spray for that effortless, beachy vibe.
A Messy Bun: A super easy updo that's ideal for when you're on the go.
1) The aim is ‘messy’ so start by priming your hair with a little bit of dry shampoo.
2) Then use your fingers to brush your hair into a ponytail and decide where you want your bun on your head ie low or high.
3) Next step is to secure your ponytail with a bobble and twist it around your index finger and wrap it around the base of your ponytail to create a bun.
4) Finally, secure it with a few pins.
Sleek Low Bun: Refined elegance suitable for corporate settings and those important meetings.
1) Start by brushing your hair to remove any tangles and gather it into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck.
2) Time to twist that ponytail and wrap it around the base, securing it with bobby pins.
3) Finally, use a light-hold hair spray or gel to smooth down any flyaways for a polished finish.
The Power Braid: Elevate your professionalism with a sleek braided look.
1) Brush your hair to remove any knots and part it down the middle.
2) Next, French braid both sections of your hair from the top. This is when you add small strands from each side as you go.
3) Finally, secure the ends with a hair bobble. Now it’s time to send those emails!
Half-Up Half-Down: A balanced style that combines sophistication and comfort for the office.
1) Let’s begin by sectioning the top half of your hair, and securing it with a hair bobble or clip.
2) Leave the bottom half flowing freely or add loose waves or curls.
3) Finally, finish with some hairspray to hold the style in place.
Braids: Avoid heat damage and embrace this protective hairstyle.
1) Start by parting your hair down the middle.
2) Then, take small sections of hair from each side, loosely braid them.
3) Finally, secure with clear elastics. Don’t forget to pull a few cute baby hairs to style the front.
The Top Knot: A trendy, high bun that's perfect for brunch dates and weekend walks.
1) Begin by gathering all your hair into a VERY high ponytail and secure it with a hair bobble.
2) Now twist that ponytail and wrap it around the base.
3) Finally, secure that bun with a few bobby pins.
The Messy Fishtail: A relaxed take on the classic fishtail braid for a casual weekend look.
1) First, divide your hair into two sections.
2) Next, take a small piece from the outer edge of one section, cross it over to the other section, and repeat this process, incorporating small strands of hair as you go, before securing it with an elastic.
3) Finally, gently pull on the braid to create a messy, undone look. Saturday night, here we come!
The Side Bun: Timeless and elegant, to suit weddings and black-tie events.
1) Set off by brushing your hair thoroughly to remove all those nasty tangles.
2) Gather your hair to one side of your head into a low ponytail and secure it with a hair bobble.
3) Get twisting that ponytail, securing it again alongside a few bobby pins.
4) Finally, complete your look with hairspray to hold the style in place. Now time to practise your very best small talk - how do you doooo?
Straight: A sophisticated, sleek hairstyle that exudes grace.
1) Start by applying a heat protectant to your dry hair.
2) Now that’s a lot of hair to get through, so then section it into manageable portions.
3) Slowly glide a flat iron down each section of hair, ensuring it is smooth and straight.
4) Finally, finish with a shine-enhancing serum for a glossy and frizz-free finish.
Hollywood Waves: Get that red-carpet look with cascading waves that scream glamour.
1) Begin by parting your hair into sections.
2) Using a large-barrel curling iron or wand, curl each section away from your face, holding the iron vertically.
3) Now gently brush out the curls to create soft, flowing waves.
4) Finally, apply a generous application of flexible hold hairspray for that classic Hollywood glamour.
Fitness and Beyond
French Braids: French braids on both sides or a single French braid down the back are excellent choices for preventing hair from getting tangled during exercise.
1) Part your hair down the middle.
2) Then take a small section of hair near your forehead, divide it into three strands, and begin braiding by crossing the outer strands over the middle strand.
3) As you continue braiding, gradually incorporate small sections of hair from the sides into the outer strands before crossing them over the middle strand. Keep going all the way down the length of your hair!
4) Finally, secure the end with a hair bobble for this tough hairstyle. And you can repeat on the other side if desired. NOW SQUAAAAT!
Half-Up, Half-Down Top Knot: The perfect combo of the ponytail convenience with the style of a top knot, keeping your hair neat and stylish.
1) Begin by sectioning the top half of your hair and securing it with a hair bobble.
2) Next, twist the top section into a knot and secure it with some bobby pins.
3) Finally, leave the bottom half flowing freely for a trendy and playful look.
Braided Bun: The benefits of a secure bun with the neatness of braided hair, ensuring your hair stays in place during your workout.
1) Start by creating a regular or French braid with a section of your hair.
2) Once the braid is complete, twist it into a bun at the nape of your neck.
3) Finally, get that bun secure with bobby pins or a hair bobble.
There you have it! You're now officially armed with an array of fantastic hairstyles for every occasion. Whether you want a quick and easy look for your everyday routine or an elaborate style for a special event, these fun ideas will help you unlock your hair's potential. So, what are you waiting for, go experiment, and let your hair be the highlight of every occasion!