Posted on March 18th, 2011
You’re busy, right? So am I. We’ve got a lot on our plates, and we hardly have time to manage a demanding hairstyle. Spend 2 hours each morning washing and styling our hair? Um, no thanks! We’d rather spend the time with our family, or doing something for ourselves – working out, exercising, or relaxing with a good book.
There’s a challenge here, of course. We want easy hair, but we want fabulous hair. It’s easy to fall into hair traps such as the “mom hair” or the “over-forty hair,” both essentially simple, boring, shorter haircuts. So even though we don’t have access to private hairstylists or lots of time, as celebrities often do, the last thing we want is to just give up and look dowdy!
The good news: There ARE wonderful hairstyles that are easy, practical and anything but boring. You just have to look for them. Before getting a haircut, it’s always a good idea to look through magazines and find a haircut you love. Bring pictures to your appointment and make sure the cut suits your hair type and the shape of your face before you go ahead. If your hair is wavy, for example, and the cut only looks good on straight hair, you will have to heat style your hair every day. Do you have the time to do that?
A couple of easy hairstyles to consider:
I’ll confess that I’m a bit ambivalent about this hairstyle. A bob hairstyle can be fab, but it can also look dowdy. It really depends on your stylist, so if you decide to cut your hair into a short bob, make sure you go see a really good stylist – it can make all the difference between “wow!” and “blah.”
A messy bun or ponytail
If you’d like to keep your hair long, a low, loose bun that rests at the nape of your neck or a ponytail can look very chic and save you from the need to wash and style your hair every single day. Avoid a severe look by keeping the bun loose and allowing a few strands of hair to frame your face.
Whatever you do with your hair, the best course of action is to go with a hairstyle that woks WITH your natural hair, not against it. If you find yourself fighting your hair, trying to change its natural texture, then it might be time to rethink your hairstyle.