We’re starting to feel a chill in the air and starting to feel like we should update our ‘do for winter. If you’re also desperate for a new winter look without having to sacrifice the length of your locks, then we’re here to help you! Here are our top tips for how to change your hair without cutting it.
We all know that bangs can make a big difference to your look but if you’re unsure if you want to chop a set of bangs into your hair this winter, why not go faux? The Bobby Glam Clip In Bangs are perfect for giving bangs a trial run this winter without having to commit to them for the entire season.
Another really simple way to change your hair without cutting it is to add length. Use some clip in hair extensions to give your locks luscious length and volume for a glamorous ‘do this winter.
To get a new look for this season without trimming your tresses, then take a leaf out of Claire Danes’ book and make your hair into a faux bob. To achieve the faux bob, you need plenty of texture so begin by curling your hair with a styling tool. Then pull your hair into a low, messy ponytail and secure it with a hair elastic. You need a few inches of hair to hang out of this pony as it’s going to provide the base for your bob.
Starting with the ends of your hair, roll the ponytail onto itself, tucking under towards the nape of your neck. Secure with bobby pins as you tuck to ensure the style stays put. The texture you put in your hair earlier will help make the bob look more natural! Finish with a liberal dose of hairspray to keep your faux bob locked into place.
One of the easiest ways to update your hair without cutting it is to switch up your parting. If you normally wear a relaxed side parting, try out a middle parting for a more sleek look. If you’re a sophisticated middle part, then why not opt for an extreme side parting for a dose of relaxed coolness this fall?
Alternatively you can boost your locks by using the right hair care product! If you’re naturally blessed with textured locks, try using a curl defining spray such as the Tigi Bed Head Foxy Curls Hi-Def Curl Spray instead of a curling iron to enhance your natural hair. If your locks are sleek and straight, try using a dry shampoo or a salt spray like the Tigi Catwalk Sessions Series Salt Spray and scrunching your hair to create natural tousled waves.
Slick it Back
The wet look hair trend has been a firm favourite for 2013 and shows no signs of slowing down. Although it’s not a look for the faint hearted but if you do love an edgy hairstyle, then this is a great way to change your hair without cutting it. Take a gel such as the Tigi Catwalk Session Series Wet Look Gel and rub between your hands to warm it up slightly. Then massage the gel through the front of your hair to achieve the wet, slicked back look. You can edge this up even further by creating a deep side parting and slicking over the larger side of your hair for a slight undercut illusion.
One of the easiest ways to update your hair without cutting it is to tuck it behind your ears and pin it into place with a couple of bobby pins. Or you can take a small section of hair from an underneath layer of hair just above your ear. Braid this and take it around to the back of your head and pin into place underneath your hair for a sweet spin on this look. Finish by tucking the rest of your hair behind your ears.
Winter is the perfect time of year to rethink your hair, and these 8 tips are amazing for helping you to change your hair without cutting it.
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