7 Days of Hairstyle How-to’s with Ingrid

In this continuing series – 7 days of hairstyle how-to’s – we’re sharing hairstyle tips and ideas from some of our readers. This week, Ingrid shares 7 different ‘dos she created with her hair over 7 consecutive days, along with easy to follow how-tos so you can re-create the hairstyles you like best at home.

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 Ingrid.

“I recently had my hair cut into a lob (long bob) and I’ve enjoyed finding new styles for my hair. I do my best to not use heat stylers, but when I do, I always use a heat protectant. I also do hair treatments two to three times a week. My hair is quite fine and smooth so I’m always looking for ways to have more volume.”



Day 1: Top Knot.

This style works best when your hair is not squeaky clean. But if it is, add dry shampoo for extra texture.  No brush is needed.

1) Put hair in a high ponytail.
2) Tease your ponytail slightly with your fingers for added volume.
3) Twist the hair around the crown of your head and pin it with a bobby pin or two.
4) Use a serum or hair oil to tame flyaways or frizz.
5) Deflect stares with neon nails.


Day 2: Down Hair.
Again no brush is required. I think there’s a theme here!
1) Wake up.
2) Spray some sea-salt spray into your hair.
3) Add fancy necklace and you’re done.





Day 3: Low Pony.
It may not look like it but I did actually brush my hair here.
1) Untangle hair with a brush.
2) Pin up your fringe or front section of your hair with bobby pins.
3) Put your hair up in a ponytail.
4) Add scarf for warmth.




Day 4: Side Braid.
Even short-haired ladies can do a braid on the side.
1) Place your hair on one side.
2) Add braid and hair tie.
3) Smile.



Day 5: Semi Chignon.
This is another style where it works better if your hair is a little gritty.
1) Finger-comb your hair backwards.
2) Twist it around.
3) Place the ends of the twist upwards and pin it with bobby pins.
4) Play ABBA and dance like no-one is watching.




Day 6: High Pony.
The challenge with my new lob is that my hair is shorter in the back. Luckily, the High Pony still works.
1) Brush your hair and put it in a high pony.
2) Congratulate yourself on the time saved, then add leopard-print.






Day 7: Down Twist.
I am currently growing out my fringe so I try and keep it out of the way as much as possible.
1) Leave hair down.
2) Separate your fringe to the side and twist it.
3) Secure with two bobby pins criss-crossed over each other.
4) Add wine because you’ve just graduated from the 7 Day Hair Style Challenge.





Ingrid is from Norway and has lived in Sydney for six years. Her favourite things include travelling, reading, dreaming, drinking wine and eating dessert. She blogs at Glossy Beauty, Tweets @IngridIGB, and chats on Facebook here.

Thanks Ingrid!