Thursday, March 5, 2015

Pinned Bob


I have done long long mermaid hair, shorter, chin length hair and pretty much everything in between. I always LOVE LOVE LOVE my shorter hair, but about 3 or 4 weeks in I start to miss the versatility and ease of just being able to throw my hair up in a pony tail or messy bun and begin the long process of again growing it out. About 2 years ago I discovered the awesomeness of pinning my longer hair into a messy bob for the day. No more craving shorter hair since I can play with it for a few days then go back to long, easy hair.

The secret is having layers that are the length of the bob you want. Specially in the front. Mine are between shoulder and chin length.

Some gentle teasing around the hairs on my neckline and some pins are all I use. Just pulling three or four sections up in total. I simply tuck the hair under then secure with two pins criss crossed over each other and it seems to hold all day!

A little messy length in front keeps it fun and easy to pull behind my ears.

You can adjust and play with it until it feels about right, there's no wrong way to do it 

And now I am patiently going to wait a few more washes for my hair to tone down to the perfect pastel (oops! got a little carried away with the last colour touch up LOL).


Rachel @ Pintucks and Peonies said...

Great idea! I have the same conundrum of wanting the best of both (hair) worlds. ;) And can I just say you rock pastel hair so well!! I wish I could too. :)

Anonymous said...

adore you and love the bob and the purple hair! but ... seriously why do you always cover one eye (not always, but so often) not only on your blog but on your IG too?? I'm hoping you just don't realize what it means, but what's unsettling is if you do, in fact, know what that symbolism means, and are doing it for that very reason ... just curious :)


Holly Baker said...

Thanks ladies!

Ava, I guess my rogue hair, which is usually in my eyes, covers my face often. Sorry if you find it disconcerting in some way! I have never paid attention to how often my photos only show one eye. Have a great day!

Jenna E said...

Gorgeous, you are rocking that hair! I am so boring and lazy with my hair, you make me want to try not to be ;p

Anonymous said...

Do you mind sharing where your top is from?

...I have super short hair and always tell my friends to hold off on cutting it til they're older. I wish I could pull off longer locks!

Katherines Corner said...

Purple, my favorite color! You are so pretty. I see you have't been blogging for a while and hope that just means you are out living life and will be blogging about it soon. Hugs! P.S. Congratulations on being one of the top DIY blogs to follow in 2015r

Tina said...

Due to a renovation and a new baby, I had not been on your blog in nearly a year, so I was thoroughly surprised when the first photo I see on your blog after a year was you with purple hair!!! I love it, just a bit of a shock! You look lovely Holly!

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