I’m all about a low maintenance hairdo that still looks put-together. And this hair tutorial is definitely in line with that mantra. It involves using a simple gold hoop (I think it cost $2 on Amazon) as a decorative hair clip and simple fishtail braid.
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Gold Hoop Hair Tutorial
Starting with lightly textured hair (you can use a texturing spray, also great with second day hair), pull hair through your hoop and wrap it around, pulling it through a second time.
Using bobby pins secure the hoop on each side, criss-crossing your bobby pins to help keep them secure. You can also spray your bobby pins lightly with hairspray to give them extra sticking power.
Taking a small section from your pony and braid it into a fishtail braid and pull sections on each side to keep it soft and messy. that’s it. Super simple!
P.S. I’ve been thinking about chopping my hair pretty short recently. Like really short. BUT I’m about 90% sure I’m not going to do it. Do you ever want to do something crazy with your hair, but your brain just won’t let you?! Sometimes I just feel like I need a change, but then I’m like, wait….I don’t know if I like change. 🙂 Anyway, while my hair is still long, I’ll be rocking this look whenever I can. Even though it looks better on Machaelie than it will on me.
Hair Rachel Brewer
Photography Amelia Tatnall Lawrence
Model Machaelie Hay
Think you’d give something like this a try? What do you think of the gold hoop as a hair accessory?
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I’ve had long hair, short hair, a bob …I do whatever I feel. It’s just hair, it will grow back! After having short hair for over a decade, I just grew it back out.TigerKim
I did something crazy with my hair by letting it grow long even though I am older, in my sixties. Everyone recommends keeping your hair short at this age saying it makes you look younger. Well, I love it long and no, it doesn’t make you look older. Actually short hair would make me look older. I hadn’t worn it this long since I was in my twenties. I am fortunate to have healthy thick hair so it looks better than ever. Thank you for a great style that would be perfect for me. I am going to look for that gold hoop. By the way, your hair looks great!Kathleen
I am very impressed with the simplify of the procedure and the elegance of the results! Have never seen this hoop before. Any tips on where I might find one?Carol
I’m always wanting to chop my hair really short! But I always chicken out. I love the gold hoop idea – looks way better than my boring old hair bands I usually use!Lucy
Thanks Rena and Michelle. It was a fun (and super easy) hair tutorial to whip up.Brittni
It looks spectacular, I wish I had long hair to do this!Michelle
I know this wish so well and can only recommend that you don’t do it! Love this hairstyle. Thanks for sharing.Rena
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena