When you don’t have the hair you want, you have to make the best of what you do have. I admit that I miss my full head of hair. However, I also know it isn’t coming back so I have to find a way to play up what I do have.
While my husband and I don’t go for a night on the town very often, when we do I want to look my very best. Therefore, over the years, I have discovered ways of adding a little extra punch to my hairstyle. Let me share some of them with you.
Idea #1. Spray on some highlights. Today there are a myriad of colors to choose from when it comes to spray-on hair products. I like adding a few golden highlights to my strawberry blonde hair. It makes it pop while also confusing the eye into thinking I have more hair than I actually do.
Idea #2. Use glitter. No, I’m not talking about the kind of glitter your kids use in school. There are a number of hair glitters available at beauty supply stores today. They are understated, adding more of a shimmer than a bright ball of glitter. Hair looks amazing in artificial lights; kind of like the aurora borealis in the Alaskan sky. That’s beauty at its very best.
Idea #3. Thread a gemstone necklace into your updo or use it like a headband across the top of your head. Some people go so far as to let the necklace drape down across the forehead. That isn’t a look that I particularly like on myself but it does look good on those women who have the personality to pull off the look.
Idea #4. Temporarily sew one of your favorite brooches onto a hair comb. I picked this trick up from designer Nolan Miller who uses it on many of his celebrity clients.
Idea #5. Add flowers to your hair. Whether you wear your hair down or up, flowers – – fresh or artificial – – can add a touch of elegance. If you are using one large flower, I recommend pinning it behind an ear or sewing it onto a hair comb so it can be used anyway your heart desires. Also try threading a tiny garland of flowers through a braid for extra punch and pizzazz.
Idea #6. Use hair jewels. You can buy these at many jewelry stores as well as beauty supply houses. However, you can also make your own out of broken necklaces, pendants, earrings or pins. Just glue the jewel to a hairpin with a good, strong craft glue. You’ll be amazed at the number of different ways you will find to use jewels in your hair.
Idea #7. Turn short hair into long with a headband fall. One of the most popular hairpieces of the moment, today’s fall isn’t that much different from those that were popular in the 60’s. You just slip the headband on the top of your head and comb the fall together with your own hair. With a little luck, only your hairdresser will know that long, luscious hair isn’t your own.
Idea #8. Tie a scarf around your hair. Another throwback idea from the 60’s, this fall’s brightly colored scarves will look beautiful tied into hair. To add a bit more pizzazz, tie it into a sassy bow on one side of your head.
Idea #9. Pin your long hair up into a short do. The stars use this technique all of the time; taking their longer than shoulder length locks to just above the chin. It’s easy to do with a few bobby pins and a curling iron. Everyone will think you took the plunge to short, but you’ll know you are simply taking advantage of your options.
Idea #10. Ombre your hair in vary shades of the same color. For example, on my hair, I might start with my natural strawberry blond on top. The next layer I might turn into light red. The bottom layer, I could go deep auburn. Ombre hair is going to be a big trend this fall so have fun with it. Keep in mind, if you don’t want to change your actual hair color, you can use extensions to achieve an ombre look without changing your own hair color one bit.
A woman’s hair is always her crowning glory. However, sometimes it needs a little help to send the message she wants to send. These ideas should provide some fun options for women of all ages.