Where I live, the summer months are stunningly bright, cheerfully sunny and, most of all, very hot. It’s not every day in thick heat like that where I feel like putting a lot of effort into my hairstyle, but sometimes it’s nice to get my long hair up off my neck and shoulders for a cooler feeling, especially if I can do so in a way that’s very simple, quick to do, and pretty to look at. I’ve been playing with styles lately even though summer isn’t quite here yet and I think I might have already found a favourite new style that will get me through at least the first few weeks of hot weather!
If the idea of a low, comfortably loose bun with some flower embellishments appeals to you, then you’ll be glad to learn that I decided to outline the steps for my simple, summery style. Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this style, you’ll need:
- Hair elastics
- Bobby pins
- A brush
- A fine tooth comb with a pointed end
- Flower clips
Brush your hair through entirely so it’s free of tangles. Choose which side you want your flowers to sit on when you’re finished and start styling the hair on the opposite side of that, at the front. For example, I started at the front left of my hair because I wanted the style to swoop towards, gather in, and feature flowers on the back right. Start with a top front section about an inch thick and pull it gently back, keeping things relaxed and casual rather than very taught. Then reach underneath that section to grab another strand of about the same size and a little lower, pulling it out to bring it up and around your first strand, sort of twisting or wrapping it around that piece and tucking it behind. Hold those two together in your right hand and use your left to repeat the gathering and upwards wrapping process, moving along towards the bottom and back of the head naturally to gather more loose hair beneath where you’ve already picked up pieces. You’ll notice a loosely gathered twist forming across the nape of the neck.