In May I decided that having long, thick hair was suddenly way too high-maintenance for me and so I had it chopped to shoulder length. By June I was over my new ‘do, and thought that reclaiming the bangs I had just grown out would be a quick fix, right? WRONG! But adding in some layers would balance things out, right? WRONG AGAIN! Now I’m all Girl, Interrupted about it, and my worst nightmare involves being up the creek without a bobby pin! I have even resorted to documenting the growing process just to prove to myself that progress is slowly, but surely, being made (see above).
After 5 months, I finally have some length to work with, and I’ve been experimenting with ways to style my sticky Situation. I seem to have chosen the right time to do the wrong thing because messy looks are all the rage: celebs are rocking some seriously sloppy side parts, street style is all about au natural waves with ombré ends, and even the J.Crew catalog (a.k.a. my Bible) has a fresh take on disheveled ponytails that give a whole new meaning to the term “bed-head.” Though these untidy looks may camouflage unwanted lengths, they are easier said than done. Don’t be fooled by their disorderly conduct, in order to master the disaster you’ll need some tools of the trade. Trust me: if anyone knows how to go about completely messing up their hair, it’s Yours Truly.1. Tigi Bed Head Hard Head Hairspray 2. Tool Structure 3 Row Styling Comb 3. Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus Spray Mousse 4. Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Spray Gel 5. Enjoy Volumizing + Texturizing Spray Wax 6. Hot Tools Nano Tapered Iron