Summertime here in Northeast Ohio is one of the best times of the year, there’s festivals and outdoor concerts, beach days and fun evenings out… but as the ‘dog days’ of August approach, it can sure get hot and sticky, especially if you are anything like me – with around twenty inches of hair trailing down your back. Yuk!
Even shorter hair will make you feel stickier when it’s just hanging there blocking any slight breeze that may provide relief to your perspiring neck and shoulders. So what do you do? An UP-DO of course.
My usual go-to summer up-do is a quick twist of the hair and a clip similar to the one seen below from Sally Beauty Supply (this particular one is the DCNL Tokyo Flower Hair Clip). This gets the hair off my neck and trails the remaining length up and over the clip to cascade gently down the back of my head. Simple – quick – easy – boring – everyday… yep… sounds about right.
Are you stuck in this rut too? No clue what to do to get that hair off your face and neck, and look super-cute at the same time. Smittys Rancho and I are going to share some ideas with you using one of our really unique and fun products – Bullet Barrettes.
These cute and versatile clips can be purchased in either ‘single bullet’ or ‘double bullet’ style and can provide a fun and fashionable alternative to the same old boring barrette clip styles purchased at Wal-Mart and Target.
So what will you do with your cool new bullet barrettes? Anything and everything… let me show you a few pretty barrette ideas I found online using a ‘Google Image’ search.
Picture these styles with the added coolness of your new bullet barrettes.
And if you lack the technical hairstyling know-how, there’s two options – you can either grab your barrettes and stroll over to your favorite local salon, or check out these do-it-yourself videos I found on YouTube:
So is your head full of fun new ideas yet? I hope it is 🙂
An additional note I learned personally concerning thin hair (like mine) and barrettes – this tip came straight from my belly dance instructor at Shuvani Studio – using one of those tiny rubber bands and making a small pony tail before adding a barrette will keep it from sliding right out of your hair as you move. I was having a very difficult time keeping an ornate flower barrette (one that had some weight to it) in my hair a couple years ago while I was getting ready to dance and this little trick saved the day.
One last thing before I sign off – don’t forget we also have Bullet French Wire Earrings and the Bullets and Bows Earrings – the perfect complement to your new do.
Until next time, stay cool and look cute during the dog days of summer with Smittys Rancho and Bullet Barrettes.