It is so easy to get stuck in a rut when you do the same thing every day and have your routine. Many of us rarely stray from the typical flat-ironed hair or go-to pony tail. Yet there are so many fun and easy ways to switch up your hairstyle without doing anything drastic.
Add texture and variety to your look with the waterfall braid. It is only a little trickier than the normal French braid and once you learn it you can do it without even thinking about it. Start on one side, if you have bangs start there and begin French braiding. Once you braid your bangs, you will “drop” the strand from the right instead of incorporating it into the braid as you continue around your head.
A twist on the classic bun that sits at the nape of your neck, the ballerina bun is more playful. Secure a ponytail on the top of your head, hairspray and backcomb the ponytail, then twist around the base. Secure it with bobby pins and a ribbon if desired!
If you want a change in your look but aren’t looking to permanently dye your hair, hair chalking is a temporary way to add some Spring color. Wet strands and simply color with chalk pastels (can be found at any arts and craft store, not oil pastels). Let air dry, then seal in the color with a flat iron. It can get a little messy during the process so gloves and an old t-shirt are recommended.
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Rebecca Gibson is a University of Oregon junior studying photography and journalism. Her career goals include writing, design, and multimedia production for magazine. Due to growing up in the beautiful mountain town of Bend, Oregon, Rebecca values staying active and healthy and the beauty in simple things. She is addicted to online shopping, the feeling after a great workout, traveling the world, and eating delicious food. Her role models include Audrey Hepburn and Lauren Conrad, and any other woman who can be classy and maintain a healthy dose of sarcasm at the same time. She is a lover of all things original, creative, chic, and fashionable. Visit her website!