Besides P-Day, every morning as a missionary is an early one. And if we’re being honest, not every day is going to be a shower day. And we completely understand! We have those days every week and we’re not even on a mission! We call those No Shower Sundays. Whether or not we have church at 9 in the morning, we are definitely sleeping in.
To help you out, we have compiled a list of 4 easy hairstyles that pull your hair out of your face and can be done in less than 15 minutes! Each easy hairstyle will have a step-by-step tutorial as well as written instructions; we even include an idea for how to take this hairstyle one step further. Shall we begin?!
Our first quick hairstyle can be done whether or not you have bangs. It is simple and you don’t even have to know how to do a French braid! To start, pick a side you want the braid to be on. 1. Take a small chunk of hair near your part and divide it into two sections. 2. Take the strand in your left hand and cross it over the right strand. Pick up the right strand in your left hand and this now becomes your left strand. Grab a small piece of hair near your forehead and place it into the left strand and cross it over the right strand. 3. Repeat: grab the right strand with your left hand and pick up a small piece of hair near your forehead and cross it over the right strand. DO NOT PICK UP HAIR IN THE RIGHT STRAND, only from the left. Once you’ve reached about an inch or two above your ear, start twisting the two strands together, left over right, without picking up any hair. 4. Lay the twist on top of your hair and bobby pin the length you want. You might need two bobby pins. And you’re done!
Pictured is the Lucy White Orange Multi Print/Black skirt.
This can be as short or as long as you want it, you could twist it to the back of your head if you wanted. A further hairstyle suggestion would be to add a messy bun on the side of the braid if you don’t want to leave your hair down.
Most people know how to fishtail braid, but can you do a backwards-fishtail braid? An easy hairstyle that doesn’t have to look perfect!
Pick a side you want the braid to be on and take a small chunk of hair near your part. Again, we will divide the piece in two. 1. Take a small piece from the left side and go under the piece of hair you just took in from and add it to the right piece. (In a regular fishtail you go over the piece, but this is backwards so we are going under!) Take a small piece from the right side and go under the piece of hair and add it to the left side. 2. When we take from the left side, this time add a little piece of hair from that side of your head, either under or next to the braid and add it to the right side. When we take from the right side add a little piece of hair near your forehead to get the bangs out of the way and add it to the left side. 3. Continue going back and forth, under the braid. You can choose when to stop. If you only want it to be your bangs, bobby pin the location you want. You can also go really big and turn it into a side braid. We took pieces of hair and added it to our braid until the ear, and then we just took from the braid itself. 4. When you get to where you want to stop, before you bobby pin it or use an elastic, pull some of the braid out to make it look more full. Remember to pull from the bottom of the braid to the top. And you’re done!
Pictured is the Frances Melon/Dark Gray skirt.
Part your hair into two sections. Starting at one ear, take two chunks of hair and start twisting them. Grab pieces from the bottom and add them to the bottom chunk of hair and you twist inward. Once you’ve twisted to the bottom and taken all the hair in that section, add a ponytail to hold it in place. At the other ear, twist two chunks of hair together and pick up hair from the bottom to add to the twist. Once you have twisted that section of hair add the two sides together with a ponytail. At this point you can leave the hair down or you can braid the hair together. We chose to braid it. We did a regular fish tail braid, but you could do a backwards fishtail or a French braid too. At the end of the braid we flipped the ponytail inward to add for a dramatic affect. And you’re done!
Pictured is the Lucy Yellow with Brown Flowers/Brown skirt.
The Hair Tail
The last easy hairstyle is the vanishing ponytail!
1. Pull your hair into a ponytail; could be on the side or a low ponytail, or in the back as pictured. 2. Take a strand of hair from the ponytail about average length. 3. Wrap the hair around the elastic until there is no more hair to wrap and the ponytail is completely covered. 4. Add a bobby pin underneath the ponytail to hold your hair around the elastic and to keep it from being seen. After you have successfully covered the ponytail you could braid the rest of the ponytail or keep it as we have. An easy way to change the look of a simple ponytail!
Pictured is the Emily Tan Burgundy Multi/Burgundy skirt.