Sunday, 4 December 2011

Sunday Choice 1: Hair Inspiration

So still in Hair monotony mode, I am contemplating a little visit to the hairdressers before Christmas. Many of you will know that for me, a visit to the hairdressers is a very scary idea. I've been surfing the web to find the best pictures to bombard my stylist with even though all I really want is my ends grazed with the scissors and the side layers tidied. After all, isn't it all about safety in the number of pictures when you go to the salon?!

Scrolling through the Best Hairstyles and Trends 2011 from Glamour Magazine, I have found so much hair inspiration.

Ideally, this is how I would like the cut of my natural hair (as it is now) to fall. Lily Cole's hair looks so soft, healthy and tidy although with a little backcombing or lack of care, I'd imagine it could play bedhead easily. She looks groomed but she doesn't look old. I love how healthy the ends of her hair look. Although I'm not sure I could pull off red hair, I do love the fact that her style uses one solid colour. Whenever I have highlights etc, it looks great for about a week but after that it seems too contrived.

This is a similar look to Lily's. However, I think this is closer to how mine may fall due to the layers at the side.

Olivia Wilde is always so polished and her hair is no exception. Every time I see a picture of her long bob, I think what a beautiful cut she flaunts. Unfortunately, it is probably slightly too short then I dare to wear but this remains a style that I swoon over in the same way I do when I catch sight of the Miu Miu Bow bag or a beautiful dress.

I have not had a full on fringe for years. I've always loved how they look and the way they draw attention to your eyes. However, stylists have always advised against them because of the wretched cow licks that lie on my hairline. I still want one though and isn't that what straighteners are for? As Nicole shows a full on fringe is the perfect accessory to a simple high ponytail (FYI: my favourite updo ever) and adds instant pizazz to any hair look.

When my natural hair is a little longer, this is what I would like it to look like. In reality, I'm pretty sure that these slightly tousled locks are high, high maintenance. Leighton seems to have balanced some softening flyaways with styled locks. I would never be able to pull off the balance behind the two. Her ombre colour is also so rich and well blended. I adore this but I would imagine that this cut, colour and look requires one very exceptional stylist!

Still there is something about tousled long locks that I aspire to and I also like the look on this Burberry model and the way the waves start effortlessly halfway down her hairline. Modern mermaid chic!

Now this one, I won't be showing the hairdresser. My face isn't sweet enough but this hair look is so futuristic and eye catching yet almost too cute to scream statement.

Who is your hair inspiration? What pictures do you take to the hairdresser? Which of these styles are your favourite? Can you think of any other hair looks I should consider? I love all of your comments. Who knows maybe one of you will find me a dream style that I can actually attain?!

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Happy Sunday :)



Laura said...

Leighton Meester is my ultimate hair inspiration, especially in Gossip Girl! I think she looks fab with a fringe here!
Maybe you could try one of those clip in fringes Llymlrs has?
I really want a Pinterest account! Can you send invites? My email is if you don't mind! Thanks!

Essjay23x said...

@Laura Of course, I'll send you an invite! I think Pinterest could be a lot of fun and quite a time vacuum. That pic of Leighton is great, her hair looks quite different but again, she wears it so well. As for the fringe, I was all ready to buy it when I read Lily's post until the end when I think she said something about how the fringe was not something she would wear seriously on a daily basis. Still, if they're cheap, might be worth a shot to roadrun what a fringe would look like. Good idea:)

cheyenne davide. said...

I would love to do something diff with my hair, it's got to the time now where I'm so bored with having this frizz ball ontop of my head lmao!
Have no idea what to do to it though :/

Mia said...

You can get clip in fringes off ebay, maybe that's a way you could get around it :) x

Essjay23x said...

@cheyenne davide. I know the feeling, it is so frustrating. You know you want to do something but you'll almost too scared to venture in to the unknown. I wonder, if there are any men who stress out about their hair in the same way. Let me know if you decide what you're gonna do!:)

@Mia I may just well do that. Watch this space;)

Tali said...

I find it hard to trust celebrity photos for hair inspiration. They all have hairressers on call all the time to give them the perfect look. I love Adriana Lima's hair but usually its extensions so I dont really know what her real hair style is!!!!

I like the pics you chose.. i like that Olivia Palermo's (or however you spell her surname) hair. It always looks so healthy!!

Essjay23x said...

@Tali That is so true about on call hairdressers. I need to remember that! :) Maybe I should find some pictures of what their hair looks like when they are left to their own devices then we will see just how inspiring their style really is.
Yep, I never really thought of Olivia as a hair icon (just a style one!) until the bob but I really like it and after all, isn't that what we all want, healthy looking hair?! x

b e a t r i c e said...

nice hair inspirations!

Essjay23x said...

@ b e a t r i c e Thank you. Just got to pluck up the courage to sit in the salon chair now!;)


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