Beauty in the teenage years can be hard! Part of the time a girl wants to look cute for her crush, and the other part of the time, she wants to look good and gain respect from peers, professors, and classmates. Wealthy with confusion, the teenage years should be filled with style experiments, allowing her to find her own unique style; as this time should be filled with the utmost self-expression. When searching for and developing one’s own style, she should be on the lookout for a beauty routine, which flatters her natural beauty. Below are two totally different, yet equally fun hairstyles that all teens should try this summer. Check ‘em out!
Boho Front Braid
Begin this style with right-out-of-the-shower damp hair. If extra volume is needed, apply a light-to-medium hold mousse, being sure to comb the product through hair with a wide-toothed comb. Blow dry hair and add extra volume by flipping the head upside down. Be absolutely sure that the hair is totally dry and section it into three sections : left, middle, right. Focusing on one section at a time, use a 1½-2 inch barrel curler, and separate the larger section into three smaller sections, curling each. Continue by separating the remaining two larger sections into three smaller sections, and curling each. Once all the hair is curled, select small section that is the entire length of the hair part – pull the section of hair to the front. Begin braiding the section of hair incorporating one or two sections (like when French braiding) of hair to the temple hairline hair, this will ensure that the braid stays close to the front of the face. Continue the braid all the way down before securing it with an elastic band. Make the braid a boho braid by loosening and flattening the braid with a gentle grip. For those who have naturally wavy hair, don’t bother with the mousse and blow dryer, instead, add some texturizing spray allow hair to air dry.
Sweet 16 Swept Curls
As the name of the style suggests, this style is a killer style for a sweet 16 soiree, is also great for a night out to dinner or for a college interview! After showering, towel drying and detangling the hair, apply a medium hold product (either gel or mousse, it doesn’t make much difference in this case). Following the suggestions on the product label, blow-dry the hair so that it is directed to one side of the scalp – this is easiest to achieve with a paddle brush. Once the hair is dry, use a 1-inch curling wand curling the hair so that it falls down on the side that hair has been blow-dried. Loosen and mingle the curls being sure that they stay on the one side, however, if a curl or two is stubborn, just let it do it’s own thing, as messing with it too much will ruin the curl. Once the curls are in place, mist over the ‘do with some high-quality strong-hold hairspray. To keep the lower and back curls in place, slide in some bobby pins!