My hair at this moment goes an inch past my shoulder. It’s straight, cropped, unstylish. Now, just imagine my surprise when I was surfing the web for more posts for Hipster Weekend, I was suddenly inspired by hipster…hair.
Let’s do a little comparison now.
Me with my straight, unstylish hair:
Spiked bangs on Rihanna and Hayleyy (lead singer of Paramore):
The sharpness of Rihanna and Hayley’s bangs are a feature often seen in “hipsters”. For those of you who have soft sideswept bangs, or thin girly bangs, this is perhaps a feature to consider if you’re looking for a change that leans toward the “hip” side.
Don’t Mess With My Hair (It’s already messy enough)-Taylor Momsen and Ke$ha
This probably isn’t the best everyday look for fashionistas, but hey! I’m forcing myself to blog about hipster hair and so I’m going to blog about every aspect of it. For those of us with short hair and loads of time to mess with our blowdryer and curler, we could definitely pull off Taylor Momsen’s look on a day when we’re feeling just a bit adventurous. Something about her hair screams “hipster!” to me because of how it stands out, how “casual” it is, and how much confidence she has behind such a do.
Our rising star Ke$sha, on the other hand, has a similar effect with longer hair. She makes it look so “natural”. It’s almost a “I just rolled out of bed” look. Remember. Looking cool without trying to look cool is a key component of pulling off the hipster look. And that’s what Ke$ha does with her hair. She walks around with her messy waves looking hot and..yes..very hip. Messy hair is thus another spotted look in the hipster world.
Now…how can you look hip without a trip to the salon?
1. Easy: Accessorize
Ciara has absolutely gorgeous..girly waves in this photo. But how does she make herself look so hip? Ignore the outfit and just look at the hat. Even if the hat were there and she was wearing a vintage dress…that still totally makes her hair look completely different. And hats are everywhere these days. Zumiez, Hot Topic, Pac Sun, just go and get one!
2. Easy: Messy Pigtails
Rather than pulling your hair tightly against the sides of your head like you did for your elementary school photos, try pulling them loosely to either side of your head and let them hang there. This is something that anybody with straight hair can do. If your hair is too smooth/sleek and pulling them into two pigtails results in..only sleek pigtails, take each individual pigtail and twist the hair that would have been in the back to the front to have some strands of hair sticking out here and there, thus creating the casual, messy look. This is something that you can pull off without looking too…strange.
3. Easy: Loose Strands
Looking back at what I just wrote, I noticed a recurring trend: loose strands. It seems as though every single hipster hairstyle has a few of those loose strands. Even with Blake Lively’s red carpet hair, it seems as if the loose strands give her a “casual cool” look. This is definitely something to try for you hair conservatives out there. Next time you pull your hair up in a ponytail, leave a few loose strands of hair out. Next time you want to do a bun, try doing a messy bun. Be..adventurous.
As for me, it’s Saturday night and my fingers are almost numb from typing. It’s time for a warm cup of milk with honey and some Baroness Orczy.
Good night and sweet dreams unto you all!