I’m all about figuring out the best ways to style second day hair without making it look like…well, second day hair. And what better way to fool the masses then with a quick blast of dry shampoo and a simple style adorned with a bow? Read on for the step-by-step tutorial.
1. Freshen Up
The quickest way to save a second day style is with some sort of dry shampoo. I love the Unite Texuriza Spray (seriously, I’m on my third bottle) because it has a little bit of dry shampoo in it which cuts down on the grease factor, but it also adds some fantastic texture and volume as well. It’s a fine-haired girls dream come true, I cannot rave about it enough! To apply I like to focus on my roots, lifting and spraying sections before I give everything a good tousle. The more you add, the more texture you get. Simple as that.
2. Part, Section
Since this particular look is a little bit retro, I love a middle part that shows off my longer bangs. However, where you decide to part is up to you, the main thing is that you pull back a good section of hair to start fashioning your style. I like to swept my hair from the top of my ears back to the middle of my head. If, like me, you still lack a bit of volume up top you can tease the hair around the crown of your head before continuing on to the next step.
Rather than tying the hair off here, I like to use a few bobby pins to secure my style. Doing things this way will insure that the glorious volume you’ve created will stay put.
4. Fashion Your Bow
With a piece of ribbon, fashion your bow until you’re happy with the way it looks. When it’s ready, slide a bobby pin into the back of the knot. You can then pop it into the back of your already pinned hair-do, just make sure you’re using bobby pins that blend into your natural hair colour.
To finish, use your favourite pomade to create a piecey look with the hair around your face. I’ve used the Unite Second Day Finishing Cream to work through sections I want to define or tame. This product in particular is great for adding a gentle hold to your style as well as taming frizz and adding in that second day texture.
And there we have it, a quick second day style that you can work into any look! If you aren’t loving the girly pink bow you can switch it up for a black one or even leave it out all together, it’s completely up to you! Want to dress it up even further? Top if off with a vintage brooch or a flowered barrette.
What do you think of today’s second day style? Is it one you’d recreate at home?