Why hello there,
Hope you and your curls are swell and stress-free.
It’s finals crunch time and I’m about ready to throw in the bag, call it quits, and trade my 3/4 of a finished degree in for a one-way ticket to anywhere but here.
Drama aside, two exams, one project and three days are all that stand between me, my summer, and the sad realization that I’m quickly approaching senior year.
The ladder has forced me to develop creative ways to relay next year’s undergraduate status without mentioning my senior standing.
I anticipate said conversations to go as follows:
Random passer-by: “Hello Jenny From the Blog, what year are you at UConn?”
Me: “I’m in the first semester of the fourth anniversary of my freshman year.”
Yes, i think that’s what I’ll say.
Now’s the time when you wonder: “Isn’t this chic’s blog about hair? Why is she rambling about shit I don’t care about.”
Your thought bubble came in perfect timing because I’ll now explain how curls, hair, and finals all relate.
Mastering the art of finals means mastering the art of the messy bun. Why? Well, if finals are messy then your hair should be too…
The below photos highlight various heights, styles and accessories to help you achieve messy perfection.
You’ll need: bobby pins, claw clips, hair spray and hair elastics.
Get This Look:
1. The Sexy Messy Bun:
This look is fabulous and worth trying. You’ll want to pull out face-framing pieces around your face and nape of the neck. Next, take your hair and gather it above the nape of the next. Twist all of your hair tightly, like you are twisting it to ring out excess water. Then, wrap your hair into a bun and press it against your hair. Depending on the thickness of your hair, you can either secure the lose bun using claw clips or wrap a lose hair elastic around the bun. Complete with hair spray.
2. The Messy Ballerina Bun:
Similar to the above, pull out any face-framing pieces around your face. Next, tie your hair in a lose pony right above the mid-level of your head. After that twist your hair into a bun and secure with bobby pins. This bun is tighter and makes for a more “pulled together,” messy bun look. Complete with hair spray.
3. The Headband Messy Bun:
This look goes with both high and low messy buns. Tie your hair into a pony tail but on the last turn of the elastic do not pull hair all the way through. You can then adjust the bun using clips or bobby pins to achieve the desired hight and width. Next, slip a full-head hair band (one that wraps around your entire head with a stretchy elastic that rests above the nape of the next.” Push the head band about a 1/2 inch away from the beginning of your scalp. Complete with hair spray.
4.The Braided Messy Bun:
Take a 1-2 inch piece of hair on either the left or right side of of your head (slightly above your temple) and braid this piece. Next, pull the piece back so that it rests along side of the head and gracefully into the rest of your hair, enabling you to incorporate the piece to prepare for a pony tail. You can then use any of the above messy bun instructions (which ever your prefer) to complete the bun and pin to perfection. Secure the braid in place with a bobby pin towards the beginning of the bun to ensure it remains part of the style. Complete with hair spray.
Using the above photos and instructions you’ll be on your way to achieving this finals-appropriate look. Better yet, everyone on campus will be checkin’ out your buns.
(Messy) buns, I mean.
Sweet buns lovin’,
*Special thanks to the future of journalism and close friend, Lauren Cardarelli (@Sprinkeldwlove), for this post idea. During the past week’s utter “Blogger’s Block,” she gave me this uber fab idea. Whataa gem. Make sure to check out her incredible blog, Sprinkled With Love, for “classy kitchen creations from the heart.”