My go-to Formal Hairstyle

Hello everyone!

I’m so honored to be posting on the anniversary of this lovely site! 😀 (In the U.S. it’s June 19 hehe!)  It has been such a pleasure to be a part of it.

Today, I’m very excited to be showing you all my go-to formal hairstyle. It is the hairstyle I have worn for countless formal occasions over the years.

If we ever met at a formal occasion of some sort (be it Church, parties, or other special events,) most likely I’d be wearing this look. It is fairly simple to do, but trust me, it looks harder than it is. (I always receive compliments whenever I wear it.) So let’s begin! 😉

Items needed: two small elastics (preferably your hair color,) several bobby-pins, comb, curling wand.

Difficulty: intermediate

Time needed: 10 minutes (excluding the curls)

1.) Curl hair to your liking. Clare has posted an awesome tutorial on how to curl your hair. The wand I used was a 2″ wand, since that gives me loose, relaxed curls.

2.) Part hair into a side part.

3.) Beginning on the thicker side of the part, begin a dutch braid. Keep adding hair from both sides, until you reach the crown of your head. Then add hair only from the front of your face. Stop adding hair once you reach the top of your ear, and do a three-strand all the way down.

4.) “Pancake” the braid by gently tugging at the edges of the braid. (My hair is long with some crazy short layers, so the braid will look really messy at first. Don’t worry, it’ll all work out in the end!)

5.) On the other side of your part line, begin a dutch braid, and repeat steps 3-4.

6.) Now that both of your braids are done, go back and pancake them a little more. The key to this whole look is that the braids are really full and large. Even if you have thinner hair, you can still get that look by tugging at the braid, gently.

7.) Grab one of the braids (I always choose the messier looking one,) and cross it diagonally across your head. (I like to place mine rather low.) Secure with bobby pins.

8.) Grab the other braid, and drape part of it over the ends of the first braid. Then, with the tail of the braid, loop it over and under the first braid. (If you’d like a simple visual of what I’m talking about, imagine  the braid looking like a ‘S’ on its side.) Secure with bobby pins.

…and there you have it! My go-to formal hairstyle.

I absolutely love this look, and even though I wear it for more formal occasions, it absolutely could be worn as an everyday look as well! 😀 Let me know what you think of it in the comments!

Catch ya later,

— Sophia

Zendaya Low-Ponytail

Hey everyone! 😀
Sophia here. Today, I’m going to show you all how to do a super simple, chic hairstyle. You probably guessed by the title, but it is inspired by this picture I saw of the absolutely gorgeous Zendaya.

DancinGirl requested that one of us do a hairstyle that would be suitable for dancing. I’m not a dancer, but I played soccer for all my life, and I know that this is a hairstyle that will look elegant and stay in place.

So, in the pic, Zendaya is wearing an on point, slick, low ponytail. It’s lovely, but I wanted to create something with a little bit of a “surprise” factor in it. In the front, it’ll still look like a perfect low ponytail, but once you turn around, there’s something extra about it.


This hairstyle can be done with curly or straight hair, but for the purpose of matching Zendaya’s look, I opted to straighten my hair, to keep with the sleekness.

Difficulty Level: easy

Time: 5-10 minutes

Items needed: 1 small elastic, 1 hairband, 2 bobby-pins, 1 spray bottle with water, comb, & boar bristle brush.

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Using a comb, make a deep side part, stopping right before the crown of your head. Brush the hair at the crown of your head back.
2. Sectioning off the hair at the crown of your head, tie it with the small elastic. (So now you should have a small ponytail.) Then, make a hole in the ponytail, and flip the hair through it.
(See video for more instruction.)
3. Mist your entire hair with water. Using the boar-bristle brush, smooth down the hair on either side of the side part. Boar bristle brushes are great because they are so dense, and are perfect for smoothing hair.
4. Gather all of your hair into a low ponytail, and tie with the hairband.
5. Grab a 1 inch section of hair from the ponytail, and spray it with water. Wrap the strand
around the hairband, and pin with two bobby-pins.
6. Gently brush through the ponytail with the boar-bristle brush for extra smoothness. Spray with hairspray to avoid fly-aways.
7. (optional) Add in some twisty decorations on the thinner side of your side part. Twisty
decorations are wonderful since they are great at staying put for a long time.

 

…and that’s it! So easy, right? It’s perfect for so many occasions, be it a party, dance
competition, or soccer game!

Let me know what you think of it in the comments, and make sure to go to “Hairstyle Requests” and comment if you have any other looks you’d like us to do.

Catch ya later!
— Sophia