Health and Beauty
By Joanne Elliott
Ok. So you’ve spent lots
of hard earned money on a new outfit. You’re going to take hours to
pamper yourself; to do your nails, have an all over body scrub and
de-fuzz. Your makeup is going to be so carefully applied that you may as
well start a new career as an artist… but what about your hair?
Think about it; how much
of a kick do you get when you’ve just had your hair cut, colored or
styled. You feel like a million dollars, don’t you?! But ask yourself
honestly, how many times do you make an effort to do something different
to your hair when you’ve got a really important date to attend? There
are so many non-permanent ways to add a little excitement to the
proceedings. Why not consider some of these ideas for ponytail glamour-
they range from the simple to the dazzlingly daring...!
Separate your ponytail into two sections, carefully twist into random
knots, and simply pin the knots to the back of your head. Experiment
with pulling out loose strands, changing the knot positioning on your
head, or with having more than two knots at on time.
The sky’s the
limit! Use a really high ponytail to create
a spiky sprouting effect. Tease the strands of your hair out from the
ponytail with a wax based product or a high quality hairspray. Note:
this style works better on shorter hair. If you have long hair, it is
still possible, but you will have to twist the majority of your locks
up into a bun or similar to shorten the length before beginning the
Use a pretty ribbon, a piece of twine or a strip of leather to create
a kriss-cross effect at the top of your ponytail. You could get really
creative and create an intricate weaved pattern with two or three
little ponytails within one.
A slick shiny ponytail which ends in a cascade of bouncing curls is
always a way to achieve a guaranteed head-turning effect. And it’s
really easy too. All you need are some hot rollers or curling tongs...
et voila! Curly confidence in minutes!
control. Use pretty bands, leather strips or
stylish clasps to make a single ponytail took as though it is
separated into different bits. This is a really easy way to make your
hairstyle appear intricate, when it’s really not!
Why not treat yourself, and accessorize with something really special.
You could weave real flowers through your braids along with tiny
sparkling diamante clips to really catch the eye. If you’re feeling
slightly funkier, try things like feathers and beads.
Dazzle your companions with some high quality hair glitter. If applied
evenly, the ‘halo effect’ can give your hair an unmatchable lift. But
be warned… the glitter may stay in you hair for a while, so don’t be
tempted to use it the night before an important business meeting!
You’ve come a
long way baby! Add temporary extensions
especially for the night. These are quite expensive, but good
extensions look really natural. If you’re looking for ‘prom queen’
style attention, this may be the way to go. It guarantees attention!
Whatever style you try,
you’ll never have looked so gorgeous!
Joanne Elliott is an
international freelance writer and illustrator involved in several