Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Quick and Easy, Romantic Hair Wrap Tutorial


Summer is coming - bring on the warm sunny days, humid air and balmy night.  I'm barely a hair person on the best of days, but come the summer I reach an all new level of lazy.  This easy, romantic hair wrap is my favourite go-to for a quick pulled-together look.  I really don't think it gets any simpler than this - I use it on casual days to keep my hair out of my face, or even on evening's out when I want to look as though I spent a lot of time on my hair.  Read on for additional photos and the tutorial on how to achieve this romantic look.




Start with brushed out hair.  As with any up-do, second or third day hair works best as the natural oils help to hold the style in place.  I especially like to throw this hair wrap together after my hair's been curled - the added texture also helps to secure hair in place.




Secure a thin headband in place around the crown of your head, over top of your hair.  Using a jewelled headband helps to add to the dressiness of the style, but a plain one will do fine for casual days.  The headband must go all around your head and be quite secure - adjust the length if need be to get a good fit.


Start taking inch-wide pieces of hair, and wrap them around the elastic of the headband - starting with the pieces closest to your face and working away.  Don't worry about being too precise - as long as you get the entire piece of hair wrapped into the elastic, it will look great!  Just to give you an example of how simple this process it, I usually do it without using a mirror.


Once you have one side completed, start wrapping the other side of your hair into the elastic of the hairband - again moving from your face outwards.


Once you are completely finished, I like to start deconstructing the look a bit - pulling out tiny tendrils of hair from the headband to give the style a more loose and romantic feeling.


Once you have your romantic hair wrap as you like it, use a little hairspray to hold everything in place.  This part is totally optional, and I typically hate hairspray (as you can tell by my expression in the photo) but it really does help to hold the style in place and keep your hair from falling out of the headband.


All done!  I love the instant bohemian and romantic element this hairstyle adds to any look - perfect for the entire summer season, or any upcoming music festivals.


Can you see yourself trying the romantic hair wrap?

Here's to summer arriving sooner, rather than later!

-Joëlle

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7 comments

  1. I love this hairstyle too. It's easy to do and doesn't take much time. Looks good on you!

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  2. I found this blog through your post on Wonder Forest, I love your style! So simple yet beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you Lenny, you're too sweet!

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  3. DEFINITELY trying this out. I'm always looking for new ways to wear my curly (frizzy) hair :)

    -hannah
    mynuttylife97.blogspot.com

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    1. For sure try! I always fall back on this hairstyle when my hair is being less than co-operative

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  4. Beautiful, and OH MY GOD that top. So cute!

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