7 days of Hairstyle How-to’s with Kate

At Fox in Flats, we’re all about sharing tips and ideas to make it easier to navigate motherhood in style. In this new 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 her hairstyles 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 Kate Piasecka.

Recently I wrote about how I try to look not-half-bad when I’m pushed for time. I wrote about my very mundane but easy-to-do weekly hair routine which consisted of hair out, hair up in a ballerina bun, and hair in a high ponytail.


I think it took me writing that article to realise I needed a change. So off I popped to my local salon and had THE CHOP. Good bye long hair and hello Carrie Bradshaw-esque cropped ‘do.

Then last week, the Fox in Flats herself set another one of her famous dares: The Hair Dare, We readers were challenged to wear a different hairstyle every day for seven days and post the photos somewhere on social media. Being the shameless self-promoter that I am, I posted on both Instagram and Twitter. So without further ado, here they are, the seven styles I managed to create over the past seven days:


Day One

A day at home with my gorgeous little girl, third day hair!


Hairstyle How-to:

Step 1: Spritz with sea salt spray.

Step 2: Hang head upside down and blast with a hair dryer.

Step 3: Coat the roots of your hair in dry shampoo.

Step 4: Grab two sections of your hair, pull them towards the crown of your head and fasten with two bobby pins.


Day Two

Beachy waves  for my first day back in the office after Christmas holidays. Hair washed the night before, coated in sea salt spray and blow dried before bed.


Hairstyle How-to:

Step 1: Repeat steps 1&2 of Day One.

Step 2: Using a regular curling iron, curl your hair away from your face. Try to avoid using the clamp on your curling iron; it’ll leave a dent in your hair. Just wrap the hair around the iron, hold it for ten seconds then release and give it a spray with some hair spray.

Step 3: Leave your curls to cool, it’ll set them.

Step 4: When the curls are cool (should only take five minutes), run your fingers through the ringlets to separate them.


Day Three

Running errands with my toddler in tow! It’s wet and windy outside so an Alice band is a MUST.

Hairstyle How-to:

Step 1: Repeat steps 1&2 of Day One.

Step 2: Separate your hair into two sections, secure the top half with a hair band.

Step 3: Pop on your Alice band.

Step 4: Loosen and then tighten your hair band while pulling sections of your hair up to create volume behind your Alice band.

Step 5: Brush out the lower section of your hair.


Day Four

Playing in the park with my Little Miss, why not rock a sixties-inspired imperfect bob?


Hairstyle How-to:

Step 1: Repeat steps 1,2&3 of Day One.

Step 2: Back comb the hair at the crown of your head to add volume.

Step 3: After parting your hair on the side, swoop your hair across your forehead and secure on the side of your face (parallel to your ear) with a bobby pin.

Step 4: Scrunch the ends of your hair for that messy look.


Day Five

Off to work with so-fresh just washed hair. I call it my pre-weekend ‘do.


Step 1: Wash your hair.

Step 2: Repeat steps 1&2 of Day One.

Step 3: Use a straightening iron to smooth out your hair.

Step 4: Part your hair to the side.

Step 5: Secure your thicker side with a bobby pin just above your eyebrow.


Day Six

Tonight I’m rocking my Betty Draper look for a friend’s engagement party. Feeling glam, baby!

Hairstyle How-to:

Step 1: Deeply part your hair on your preferred side and then repeat steps  1,2&3 of Day Two.
Step 2: Brush out the ringlets completely, you want a wave not a curl.
Step 3: Back comb the underside of your hair. ALL OF IT. Spray it into place, don’t hold back, it needs to stay put and it needs to be BIG.
Step 4: Brush the top layer of your hair to give it that polished look.
Step 5: Tuck the finer side of your hair behind your ear and secure with a bobby pin.


Day Seven
The morning after mama’s big night out. Feeling a little off, need to get this hair out of my face!

Hairstyle How-to:
Step 1: Repeat steps 1,2&3 of Day One.
Step 2: Grab two sections from the front of your hair.
Step 3: Plait each section and secure with a hair band at the back of your head, towards the nape of your neck.
Step 4: Brush out the underside of your hair.


So my uber-styling week has come to an end, I’m sitting on the couch having just washed my hair and you guessed it, I coated it in sea salt spray and blow dried it! I think I’m officially out of my hair rut!


To get any of my looks, I suggest using the following products:

Lee Stafford Dry Shampoo, roughly $8 from Coles.
Schwarzkopf Cashmere Touch Power Lacquer, about $6 from Coles.
Awapuhi Texturizing Sea Spray by Paul Mitchell, from my hairdresser-a bit pricey ($30ish).


Check out Kate’s blog – Kates in Melbourne, or chat with her on Facebook or Twitter @KatePiasecka



And there you have it: the 7-Day Hair Dare, as interpreted by the lovely Kate. Thanx K for sharing.


If you want to take part in The Hair Dare, the details are here.

If you’d like us to showcase your 7 days of Hairstyle How-to’s on Fox in Flats, drop us an email here.


Here’s to a week of fab, foxy hair! 

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