Back To School 4 Easy Hairstyles

Easy Back To School HairstylesI know, how you’re going to wear your hair for when you go back to school isn’t at the forefront of your mind when you think about back to school. So don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Today I’m sharing with you guys, 4 super easy hairstyles that you can wear when you go back to school!

High Ponytail with Headband | This hairstyle is super easy, and also great for hiding a bad hair day, or if your hair isn’t feeling really fresh, and you just want it up and out of the way. The headband makes this style look super cute and adds another element to it.

Two Braids | This hairstyle is a little more work, but if you can french-braid hair, then this style is very achievable. You simply braid your fringe back from your face, and secure it with a hair elastic, then you braid a section of hair that’s roughly the same size away from your face on the other side. Then you join the two braids together.

High Messy Bun | This hairstyle is one of my favourites when I really don’t want to do anything with my hair, but I don’t want it in my face, or getting in the way. (This style is also super useful for if it’s a really hot day, as all of your hair is up, and not tickling you neck, or making it sweaty!) I have a post on how to do this style, but all it really is, is a high ponytail, you twist is to collect all of the hair together, and then wrap it around the base of the ponytail, then secure it all with another hair tie.

Messy Braids | If you’re not a particular fan of a ‘styled’ look, and you prefer to have your hair down and messy, then this style could work for you! All you have to do is flip all of your hair to one side of your head, then secure it with some bobby pins, just so you don’t have to keep moving it all back over to one particular side. Then just add some random braids in wherever you like, the point is to make it look messy and casual. You can add some salt spray if you’d like, to keep your hair tousled all day.

That’s it for some simple hairstyles for back to school, I hope you guys try these out! If you do, be sure to let me know which one was your favourite!


French Fishtail Tutorial

I really love the fishtail braid, and this style gives great hold, keeps your hair entirely out of your face, and is perfect for a ‘no-heat’ summer hairstyle! So today I’m showing you guys how to achieve the French Fishtail!

Start out by parting your hair normally and working a french braid on the side of your fringe, right down to the ends, and secure it with a hair elastic.

Then put all of your hair, including the french braid, into a ponytail.


All that’s left now is to fishtail braid your ponytail! Just part your ponytail in two, and pass a small section from one side to the other, for as long as you’d like our fishtail to be. If you need a more in-depth description, check out my How To Fishtail post.

And just like that, you’ve got a really cute and easy summer style!

I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial, if you did let me know in the comments below! Be sure to ‘like’ this post if you’d like more hair tutorials. Until next time my loves!

5 Minute Fishtail Braid Tutorial

I recently noticed that my most popular hair tutorial is the Fishtail braid, so I figured since a lot of you guys liked it, but I know it can take a lot of time, if you want a similar effect but much quicker, today I’m sharing with you the 5 minute cheat version!

So as per usual, start out with a rocking side pony.


Then, part the hair above your hair elastic in two, and twist the ponytail back into itself.Fotor0514150535

Then tie another hair tie a little lower down on your ponytail and repeat, bringing the rest of the pony back into itself.Fotor051415092

I then did that once more because my hair is a little longer. Then just take the hair elastics out, secure the end, and you’re done!7

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And just like that, you’ve got a faux-fishtail!

I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial, let me know if you try it out! And as always, don’t forget that you can request a post by going to my Contact Me page!

50’s Inspired Hair Tutorial

I’m a big fan of fifties style and fashion, and I’ve always wanted to give victory rolls a go, so today I attempted them, my own way. So if you love the fifties style too, have a fitting special occasion coming up, or you’d just like to see how to achieve this look for the future, here is a quick, easy way to achieve victory rolls!

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Hey dolls, in order to achieve this look, simply section the top half of your hair from the bottom half, and tie the bottom half in a loose pony to keep it out of the way. Then, taking one side of the top half, from the ends, wrap them around two fingers, and then roll it back towards your head, stopping where your part naturally lies and bobby pin the front and back of the circle you’ve created. Then repeat with the other side of hair, and pin the two together to form a ‘love heart’.


And you’re done! Ready for a night out with the gals, or a date with your special sweetheart.


I left the bottom half of my hair down and straight, but you could add curls, or keep the loose pony and tuck it back behind itself, and bobby pin it to the back of your head, creating a ‘faux bob’. I would just play around with the style until you find what you like best, it’s all a matter of practice.

That’s it from me, I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial and perhaps give it a go, if you do, be sure to show me! Either tweet me, or tag me (@corinnebygrave) on Instagram.

Red Carpet Inspired Curls Tutorial

Since my hair is longer now, I don’t sport my usual curl as often as I used to. Mainly because the weight of my hair means that the curl is much looser and hard to style. So lately I’ve been searching for a way to embrace curls in a sophisticated, less tight ringlets, looser way. So here is my tutorial on how to achieve a voluminous, loose red carpet-inspired curl with only one tool that I guarantee most of you will have access to.

Take roughly 1.5 inch sections of hair

And with a straightener, instead of running the straightener right down your hair, place them half way down your section of hair at an angle (similar to shown below) and rotate 360 degrees as you move down the section


When you’ve done that to one side of your head, it should look something like this, very loose curls at the very ends of your hair


Once you’ve completed both sides, the trick is to brush through your hair. This loosens the curls, and bonds them together, in a big, nice wave.


And that’s it! I hope you guys recreate this style because it only takes roughly 15 minutes (or more depending on the thickness of your hair) but it is so big that it makes you feel quite glamorous!IMAG2390

Let me know of any other hairstyles you’d like me to do a tutorial on!

I’d also just like to quickly thank all of you. Every one of you guys that reads this blog have helped me to pursue a hobby that I love. Without you, it would have no purpose. So thank you again, I can’t believe how many people this has reached, and (cheesiest line alert) here’s to the next thousand.

Ombré Hair Care Routine

As we all know, having ombré hair is very damaging, you are applying bleach, the most harmful chemical, directly onto the most delicate and easily damaged part of your hair. Without proper hair care, this style can cause nothing but split ends and brassiness. So here’s a little run through of the products that I use on my hair to keep it healthy and manageable.


So as I said, bleaching the ends of your hair will make them very dry and brittle, so you’ll need not only a good conditioner, but a great shampoo to prevent your hair from drying out any more. I use the Alberto Balsam shampoo and conditioner to ‘revitalise dry hair’, and I also have a Creighton’s blonde extra moisturising shampoo in case my hair is feeling dry and in need of a boost. Other products that I would recommend would be any violet based shampoo, as they balance out the colour of blonde hair to keep it from looking brassy.

IMAG2222 The next most important thing for ombré hair is to give it a treat every once in a while. This Oz Botanics Major Moisture deep conditioner is amazing. I would recommend using a deep treatment on your hair once every two weeks because if you use it too often, it’ll just weigh your hair down and leave if feeling greasy, if you don’t use it often enough the blonde ends will simply break off.

IMAG2226Finally, something I will always take very seriously is heat defence. If you’ve already bleached your air, and you continue on to style it with heat and you don’t protect it, you are doing it no favours, as it will just result in it breaking and frizzing. I use Argan Oil leave in spray before I blow dry and style my hair, and then once it’s dry, Vitapointe leave in conditioner to the ends of dry hair, This stuff is a miracle, just apply a tiny drop to the very ends of your hair and it leaves it sleek and shiny.

Those are all of the products I use for my hair! Do you have ombré hair? Are you thinking about having it done? Or would you recommend another product that is great for ombré? Let me know in the comments!

Fishtail Braid Tutorial

I have always admired a fishtail braid whenever I’ve seen one, so I took it upon myself to look up how to do one and show you guys what I’ve learned! This style is amazing because it is so easy once you’ve grasped it, but it still looks like you’ve spent some time doing it. The rest is just practice and perfecting it to your taste. This style is also very adjustable, meaning you can wear it very neatly and simple, you can add a headband, or mess it up with little pieces of hair pulled out and to be more relaxed. So here we go!


1. First, brush all of your hair over to one side of your head (You can choose to smooth it out or leave your parting in and just gather your hair on one side) and loosely keep it together with a hairband. It’s important to keep it loose because you’ll need to slide it down your braid later.


2. Then separate your hair into two sections


3. Take one small piece of hair from the back of one of the sections (Here I have taken it from the left section)


4. And bring it around the front and pass it over to the other section (and I have passed it to the right)


5. Then take a small piece of hair from the other section and repeat the same thing vice versa


6. Bringing it around the front and passing it over to the other section


7. Be sure to pull it tight as you go along and you will begin to see the fishtail emerge


8. Then continue until you are happy with the length of your braid, then slide your hair band down the braid until you reach the end, and secure it there


9. I then like to pull mine apart a little to make it look a bit thicker and messier


And you’re done! Hope this little run through helped you out, if you recreate this look I’d love to see it!

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