The final part of our hair how-to
series is here at last! Try out these 9 twists, braids and coifs that are
just as sweet as the first
and second installments
17. 2-second twist
How-to: Part hair as normal.
Pull back a small 1-inch section of hair at the front of your
forehead, above the temple. Twist the section and pin back with two
crisscrossed bobby pins.
River Island Feather and Heart Hair
Clips, $7 (on sale), asos.com
18. Twist and braid
How-to: Part hair in the center.
Twist back a 1-inch section of hair on either side and pin in place.
Braid the end of each twisted section and secure with a hair elastic,
so you have one face-framing bitty braids on each side. Pretty!
19. Sneaky side part
How-to: Our October/November
cover girl looks super glam in a sleek side part. Keep the hair out
of your face by pinning it behind your ear, just like Victoria. Spray
a bit of hairspray on your palm and smooth over the pinned section to
take care of any flyaways.
20. Tie a knot
How-to: You’ll have to have
long locks to pull this off, but the effect is quite cool. Spritz in
some texturizing spray to give hair some grip. Pull hair into a low
side pony, but don’t secure with an elastic. Twist lightly and
create a loop to pull the ends through as if you were tying a knot.
Pull tight and add bobby pins for extra support.
Sally Hershberger Genius Spray Wax
for All Hair Types, $12, ulta.com
21. Dianna’s side-swept bangs
How-to: Got bangs? If you
normally wear them straight across your forehead, try brushing them
over to one side in conjunction with a side part like Dianna. Spritz
flexible hold hairspray into your palm and smooth over bangs to keep
them in place. Gels or wax can make bangs look heavy (read: greasy).
Living Proof Straight Hair Spray,
22. Pink streak
How-to: The night before school,
use a clean mascara wand to paint a section of hair (try one
underneath that’ll peek out) with pink hair dye, following dye
instructions. So fun!
23. Loose pigtails
How-to: Try a casual take on the
sweet classic. Part hair in the center, then loosely divide into two
equal sections. Tie each section into a low ponytail using a piece of
leather cord or a ribbon.
24. Crimp it
How-to: Use a mini-crimping iron
to crimp small sections of hair all over your head, both top and
bottom layers. Loosen up hair all over with fingers to get a shaken
out rocker-chic effect.
Conair CS68P MiniPro Crimping Iron,
25. Loose, low chignon
How-to: We love Lucy’s low
twist for lazy school mornings. Simply part hair on the side, pull
back into a low messy bun at the nape of your neck, and pin to keep
it in place. Skip the hairspray and let a few pieces fall loose.