Ally: Last week I received an email from Refinery29 titled, “Braids! Waves! Topknots!8 new easy how-tos for a summer switch-up.” This made me very excited, which I think was the goal of the multiple exclamation marks.
I really love having long hair. This is the longest its been in the history of me. However, I don’t wear it down too often as that takes effort that I just don’t have at 6am in the morning while watching my toddler pee his pants after a failed potty attempt. So messy up do it generally is.
We received an email a while back from a lovely PR peep who suggested we attempt a new hairstyle as shown on Jessica Simpson.
The style was prepared (is that the right word?) by her stylist Robert Vetica. I decided to try it out.
Obviously something went terribly wrong. The up-do looked like the up-do I wear everyday. Maybe Robert needs to make a home visit.
Also, I want to try out styles that look a little more relaxed this summer. Something like this:
Called the “Surprise Braid”. She also is sporting ombre hair – which is my hair of choice these days.
Refinery also offered up this DIY style:
I suspect this might take a bit more work.
As my hair gets longer, I really want to attempt a serious sidebraid that won’t fall apart within two hours. I love this take on the fish tail: