3 Super Simple Fancy Hairdos

Hey hey hey everybody! Someone recently requested fancy hairdos (for shorter hair) for dinners and stuff, and I was honestly very excited to see that request, because I have a few favorites for elegant dinners/events! Today, I’m going to share 3 of my all-time favorites: the simple pull-back, the super gorgeous side-sweep, & the simple, elegant braided bun! Alrighty, let’s get to it! (Once again, I apologize ahead of time for the poor quality of the photos.)

3 Super Simple Fancy Hairdo_s

“The Pull-Back”

Step 1.) Brush hair.

Step 2.) Grab a section of hair from the front of your face and pull to the back of your head.

Step 3.) Either bobby-pin, or use an elastic to tie it off.

Step 4.) Literally the key to making any hairdo elegant and fancy: add an accessory! I love using cute hair pins when it comes to formal occasions!

Step 5.) Hairspray.

And that’s it! Super simple, and I think it comes out looking nice and elegant! And It’s a great style for after straightening your hair, or curling it!




“The Side-Sweep”

Step 1.) Brush and Hairspray hair.

Step 2.) Part your hair into a side-part.

Step 3.) With the side with less hair, bring it to the other side & pull that hair into a side-ponytail behind the visible hair:


Step 4.) Optional: take a small section of hair and pin it behind with the ponytail.

Step 5.) Hairspray.


{Also, if you curl your hair with this style, it can actually look very similar to Jenny Lind’s hair in “The Greatest Showman.”(her side-bun)..} 😉




“Braided Bun for Short Hair”

Step 1.) Brush and hairspray hair.

Step 2.) Create a simple three-strand braid to all of the hair:


Step 3.) Pancake the braid.

Step 4.)Tuck the braid under, and pin in place(or you can tuck it over, if you prefer.)

Step 5.) Hairspray.

[any hair falling out, just pin to the back of the head–but a few strands of hair framing the face actually look quite nice hanging loose. 😉 ]

[also, this style is super cute with headbands!–any kind of headbands! 😉 ]




And that’s all there is to it! Hope these styles help you out! Happy hairstyling, y’all!

❤ always: Emily

#6 Q&A-What hair ties should I use to reduce breakage?

Today I have another Q&A for you, I’ve been asked quite a few different questions recently, and try to answer them the best I can, as soon as I can. Feel free to ask me anything else down in the comments! (This also will end the week of posts for the 1 year anniversary 😉 )

A couple of girls asked me recently: “what hair ties should they use to reduce breakage?


The best advice I can give you to reduce damage from hair ties is firstly, make sure you never use those hair ties which have a metal bit on them. They literally saw into your hair causing all sorts of damage. Instead just buy metal free hair ties like these ones:Oscar Orsen Large Snagless Hair Elastics Black image

Second, if you’re experiencing a lot of damage consider tying your hair up with a scrunchie instead (at least when you’re around the house or in bed.) They’re much gentler on your hair. Plus, they’re back in fashion now and you can find some really cute options. 😉 2 Pack Bunny Ear Velvet Look Scrunchies - Black & Grey

As Emma mentioned in our basic hair care & styling tips post:

‘When you wear any type of ponytail, do NOT take it out by yanking the rubber band through your hair.  Instead, try to gently unloop it until it slides out.  This simple change will prevent LOTS of unnecessary damage to your hair.’ 😉

Hopefully these simple tips were helpful, and let me know if you have any question down in the comments! 🙂

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