At Fox in Flats, we’re all about sharing tips and ideas to make it easier to navigate motherhood in style. In this series – 7 days of hairstyle how-to’s - we’ll be sharing hairstyle tips and ideas from some of our readers.
Each week, we’ll have a different ‘Contributing-Fox’ take us through the 7 different things she did with her hair over 7 consecutive days. We’ll also include her step-by-step instructions so you can re-create the hairstyles you like at home over the upcoming week.
The idea came about after we ran a challenge to see if we could wear our hair in a different style each day for 7 days straight. We called it The Hair Dare. We were inundated with so many awesome hairstyles that we’d be doing a disservice to ‘The Sisterhood’ if we didn’t share these ‘dos around.
This week’s hairstyle how-to’s are brought to you by Kim-Marie.
Fox in Flats laid down the challenge – wear a different hairstyle every day for a week, and post the photographic evidence on social media. I do love the Fox in Flats Style Challenges, so I jumped in with gusto.
Then I realised I’d recently had my shoulder-length, fine-but-lots-of-it curly hair chopped off to jaw length so I didn’t have to wear a different hairstyle every day. I checked with Andrea to see if seven hair accessories would constitute seven hairstyles. “Nope!” she said. Just like wearing skirts for the dress dare didn’t cut it, neither did my feeble attempt. She’s tough like that. I just had to “suck it up, princess” and get on with it!
Here is a week in the life of my hair:
Day One - Day at work
Clean hair, curly bob, side swiped with pretty hairpin
Step 6: Add a pretty hairpin.
Day Two - Day home with the Boyo – pottering around, Nintendo DS battles, supermarket.
Clean hair, straightened bob
Step 4: A little O&M Frizzy Logic applied to smooth fly-aways.
Day Three - Day at work
Second day straight hair with hair bow
Day Four - A day in the park with friends
Clean hair, left to dry naturally, with headscarf
Step 6: Place scarf on front of head, on top of hair, with ends underneath hairline. Before tying, lift hanks of hair at the back of the head so the ends can be tied underneath. It’s a bit more of a 70s look, and perfect for a windy day!
Day Five - Day at work – doing three long days this week and we’re all tired by Friday!
Second day hair, claw clip, headband – running late and a bad hair day
Step 5: Put a very pretty Mimco headband to add a little ballet pink prettiness to a daggy do!
Day Six - Day at home, running errands with the Welshman and Boyo
Step 4: A few drops of O&M Frizzy Logic and add a clip.
Day Seven - Trip to the movies with Boyo and his mate
Second day hair, brushed out curls, tucked behind ear
I loved participating in the Fox in Flats Hair Dare Extraordinaire! It was a tricky week, with three early starts and three long days at vacation care and work, but thinking of a new hair-do every day helped keep me going!