Erika’s golden wave, tie and cardy style.

erika 1988Last night, I checked my email one last time before bed, to find this amazing picture of my dudes sort-of brother’s cool wife Erika, who decided to share a taste of her 7th grade stylishness with us.

Yes, our family is nebulous, and yes ties and cardys are bitchin, especially with a haircut like this, with slicked back sides and a wave in the front. Here is what Erika said about her look.

“Here’s my school pic from around, I think, 1988.  Maybe 7th grade?  I was going through a “tie phase.”  I wore a lot of ties that year.  ;)  This pic features a tie my dad wore in the 60’s.  The vest & shirt I believe belonged to my ste​pmom in the 70’s that she gave to me, & the cardy was all new, all mine.  Hope this pic fits your bill!”

Then, she signed off. 5 Minutes later she followed up with this….

“Thought I should mention, I think I look awesome in this pic & am totally not embarrassed by it.  ;)”

Which made the whole thing even way cooler. Thanks Erika for being so cool and sharing this jewel with us!

If you are reading this, and have a hair story, hair transformation, or great hair pics from old family albums, please consider submitting them to HTHG. All submissions can go to howtohairgirl@gmail.com, and will be published for the sake of shear awesomeness and inspiration to others. Or maybe a hearty giggle, or the courage to make that big hair move.

xo, HTHG

Kindergarten hair dreams.

IMG_404236616504322Here is a tiny hair gem from Angela, who wanted to share her awesome highly anticipated stylish haircut that lead to the broken hair dreams of a kindergartener. Can you relate? She says…..

“Sew, here goes…my mom really talked up this haircut she wanted for me, and I was psyched… until I looked in the mirror and wept.

And the face? Oh, I practiced and practiced for kindergarten picture day, but never took into account the flash. But overall? Quite fierce, I think.”

Angela, thanks for sharing this bit of your hair history. I think you were totally fierce for a kindergartener who was still figuring out your personal style preferences.

If you are reading this, and have a hair story, hair transformation, or great hair pics from old family albums, please consider submitting them to HTHG. All submissions can go to howtohairgirl@gmail.com, and will be published for the sake of shear awesomeness and inspiration to others. Or maybe a hearty giggle, or the courage to make that big hair move.

xo, HTHG

Tasha’s hair journey- Color, hawk, and buzzed.

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 1.20.50 PMThe first time I had pink hair, in January of 2009. I was home on winter break during college. I bleached my hair, intending to just get some red out that I’d put in a few months prior, but I completely fried it. My hair felt spongy when it was wet, and totally tangled and brittle when dry. I did some research and used a keratin conditioner, which helped a lot. The pink absorbed really well though! I didn’t touch up my roots ever during this time, but I kept the pink up for about 8 months, even doing purple at one time.

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 1.21.06 PMDecember of 2007, my mohawk. I was really lazy about keeping the sides buzzed or combing the hawk, so it was always pretty messy like that. I loved it though. I used Got2Be Glued hair spray (the can looks like an air horn). My hair is very fine, so it held very well like that. I kept the mohawk for about 4 months and then got tired of putting it up all the time.

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 1.21.19 PMApril of 2013, I buzzed my head for the first time. I did it a few more times that year. I loved it and will definitely do it again someday. It felt great and I loved having no-hassle hair. It was really liberating. It also gave me a chance to learn to love my face. I used to hide in a lot of make-up and I’m still uncomfortable looking in the mirror most days, but when I buzzed my head, I was kind of forced to look at myself. I started to see beauty where I had never noticed it.

 

-Tasha

 

 

Tasha, thanks for sharing your awesome hair story. I think that you are a total babe and I especially love your buzzed head and how it lets us see your great hairline and lovely face.

 

If you are reading this today, and have a hair journey or photos you would like to share, please submit at howtohairgirl@gmail.com

I totally welcome the opportunity to share with you the stumbling and rejoicing  as you express yourself with your ‘do. That is what HTHG is all about.

xoxo, HTHG

Sijji’s story…..A Major Hair Journey

Hi babes. This post illustrates exactly why I love doing this blog thing. Because I get to share my hair story while witnessing some of your your incredibly inspiring hair stories. It absolutely brings me huge joy to get to share all of this goodness.

This is one of my best documented hair journeys submitted to me by a reader named Sijji from Liverpool, who works as an Endocrine Research Physician. She began sharing her hair with me last April. She was feeling very ‘Stuck in hair….’ when she first wrote to me. She hadn’t done much experimenting with her hair in her life, and was ready to start expressing her personal style but had some reservations about her employers and people in the work place judging her. She has come a long, long way, and still has her hair and her job!

Her experimentation is a mix of DIY and working with stylists, and her look is always morphing. I think she is absolutely the fiercest and is a major hair and style inspiration. Here are photos of her hair, along with her own commentary on her ever-changing tresses.

 

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“In an effort to get over Kelly Osbourne’s blatant thieving of my planned haircut, I bought myself a fake fringe. I tried to cut it into a Bettie Shape and the damn thing kept slipping off my head. So I covered it with real hair and did some rockabilly stuff.”

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“I went to the hairdresser and she played it safe  -didn’t want me looking too gothy for work. Ahem. This is what I got today – A line bob, but I want to take the back even higher next time. Want the back more like this…but the front a bit longer. Think I’ll get it cut that way next time. ”

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 “As discussed – pillar box red. Used a live temporary dye. I absolutely love it so Will commit to it. Will defo have refresher highlights put in so i can be even redder (has been 8 weeks since last set). Waiting for the front of my hair to grow so I can make the a line steeper.

Got any more ideas? – I am off dating and stuck in the lab atm so don’t mind looking even crazier this summer. Keen to go shorter when i get bored of the A line.”

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“I did this in half an hour. I know it’s a rough draft and I didn’t see the back of my head properly but yes, cute huh? “

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“Look at my pineapple!  Been yelled at on the street for looking lesbian and I have only had them 30 mins.

Can’t believe it is almost two months since the last cut. We went shorter yesterday with a small undercut and I really like it :) Colorwise I think I will put a bit of vermillion directions thru the next wash. I am getting my dreads installed on Fri.”

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“Here is my latest hair. I might be asked to tone it down at work – here’s to hoping that I’m not. I am looking at an asymmetric cut now for going shorter.”

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“Here is my latest effort. I am getting sick of the bangs and growing them out. Ditto the red. Hope to be brown/blonde by Xmas.”

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“I couldn’t wait til Xmas to go brown/blonde. I gave in to better judgement yesterdaY and bought a home colour stripper. I knew the results would be reasonable so I used it. All the red and black came out in an hour. Colour b4 is magic stuff.

What I hadn’t expected was that using a dye over it – dark ash blonde would make the previously blonde highlights look green and Orange. Ewww.

So I went to the hairdresser today to fix it. £89 poorer but I like the result. Going back to get more highlights in two weeks (I think you have seen the blonde I want).

Enjoy – sorry about the no makeup shots: I am heading to the gym.”

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“Voici mon plus blondes Carre. J’ai fait beaucoup des meches et refaire Mon undercut. Mon coiffeur, Andy est dans les fotos. Il aime passion Carre aussi. Il voudrait UN hyperlink De son carries, s’il vous plait.”IMAG0334_2-1

“I am closer to platinum. My hairdresser thinks he can get me there in one Or two visits.”

Sijji, thank you for sharing your major hair journey! we can’t wait to see what you do next.

Do you have a hair story or journey to share? I would LOVE to check them out, and publish them if you are into it. Please send me pictures and words to howtohairgirl@gmail.com

xo, HTHG

 

Reader submission! Milkmaid fishtails

Reader Submission

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You know I love a good milkmaid hairstyle.They are striking and feminine and cute and tough looking. They make me think about milkmaid ninja chicks that milk goats by day and take bad guys down with swift pail-thrashings by night. All the while, having a practical and good looking hairstyle. I would love to thank Sarah from Acoupleofbrownfinches.blogspot for her submission of Milkmaid braids with fishtails! You can find the full written tutorial on her blog. I think she nails this hairstyle, and I love the model especially. She looks fab.

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