So many girls have long hair and don’t do much with it. If you have a style you love, you’re in luck. If you just let your long hair hang there, you’re in the majority. If you have long hair, why not play around with it to see if you can find something else fun to do with it?
A long braid down your back can be surprisingly romantic and fun. Do a lose braid with some escaped tendrils of hair for a wispy romantic look or do a tight braid with a surprising twist, like a colored strand or a ribbon braided through. You can do one braid, two pigtail braids or even get wild and do the equivalent of dreadlocks all over your head – this is especially fun to do at sleepovers or long bus rides to football games and such.
There are some dyes that wash out in just a few washes, so you don’t need to fear a permanent change if you want to try being a brunette for a week. Just remember that you shouldn’t change your hair color more than a shade or two at a time. Bleaching your hair will get you yellow hair in most cases, and this is especially true if you have dark hair. It is easier to add some highlights than to make your whole head platinum blonde. Be sure your parents are okay with the change, however – you’d hate to have black hair at your Aunt Freda’s wedding this weekend and risk the wrath of the ‘rents.
Put It Up!
Updos get a lot of respect around dance season, but you can do your own updo for the weekend just as easily as you can get one done – it just takes practice, a rubber band and lots of bobby pins. Start with a high ponytail and pin the individual strands into ringlets and layers. If you work in small sections, you’ll soon have a head of fun curls and swirls. Add a funky little barrette and you’ll be in business.
Pull It Back!
Get wild and go for a high ponytail aka cheerleader. Or go more studious and use a barrette to pull it back at the nape of your neck with a bit of teasing or backcombing at the crown of your head. Regardless, soften the look with tendrils around your face and some groovy bangs. You can dress this up as well using ribbons, clip-ins and sassy barrettes or pins to add a bit of flare.
Pull Some Back!
Long hair is not all or nothing. Put in a gentle part, and then loosely pull back the top half of your hair. Braid it or put it in a loose knot or just leave it as a ponytail. The effect is elegant, especially if you pull some back to the nape of the neck and leave the rest free.