Hairstyles That Hide Blemishes

woman with faux bang hairstyle
One of the biggest skin related misconceptions is that once you’ve made it through puberty, you shouldn’t get a blemish ever again. While some individuals are lucky enough to have the complexion of a porcelain doll, the vast majority of us still experience blackhead breakouts, cystic flare-ups, and pesky pimples. Some women find that blemishes occur when they’re under a lot of stress, others may notice these imperfections at certain times of the month, and some women can’t pinpoint a single cause of their blemishes. But let’s face it, pimples aren’t fun for anyone – no matter what the reason! Whether you’re just not into caking on the cover-up or you’re sick of reapplying it every few hours, you’ll be delighted to know that there are indeed hairstyles that hide blemishes. Below you will find two different hairstyles, each a bit different from the other, but both equally suitable to cover up the imperfection that has made its mark on your face. Browse through the blemish hiding hairstyles below and show that sucker who’s boss!

Braided Crown
This artsy blemish masking hairdo is perfect for covering those pesky pimples that run along the hair line, as well as those unsightly forehead zits that make you cringe every time you wash your face. After your hair has been washed and died, go ahead and cover your blemish with the treatment of your choice, then allow it to dry for a few moments. When you’re ready, grab a small section of hair behind your ear, separate it into three sections and begin a French braid. As you move along draw pieces from the back to pull to the front and incorporate into the braid. You want to be sure that you’re leading the braid along the top of your forehead, this way it ends right around the opposite ear. Use a small elastic to secure the end, then use your fingers to flatten and widen the braid. Then lay it across the top of your forehead so that there’s no visible space between your hairline and the braid, then secure it behind the ear with some bobby pins.

Faux Side Bangs
This style is also commonly referred to as “the swoop.” This style is perfect for hiding any imperfections that pop up on your forehead, brows, and even the temple area. Simply start by creating a deep side part, so that about three-quarters of your hair is pulled to one side. Also, when creating your side part, keep in mind that you’ll want the side with more hair to be the side that your blemish is on. If you typically need extra volume, go ahead and give your hair a good tease now. You’ll notice that there are strands of hair falling into your face, trying to make it back to the natural part. Swoop those strands so that they lay diagonally across your forehead. Bring the remaining hair behind your ear and slip in some bobby pins to keep it all in place.

Keeping Your Extensions Under Wraps

woman getting extensions

Whether you have long locks or short trimmed tresses, chances are you’ve gotten yourself a set of hair extensions at one point, or at the very least, you’ve considered doing so. If you fall in the latter group, it’s likely due to the fear of how to style them. Those of you who’ve purchased extensions can probably confirm that the styling-extensions fear is very real. While we’re being honest, it’s fair to give credit where credits due and say that extensions are unarguably the ultimate hair accessory. They can be used for just about everything; whether you need to add instant volume to your otherwise flat hair, want to have temporary long locks, or even just want to change up your look within a matter of minutes! Not to mention, a good set of extensions can make all of this possible while still looking like it’s your own, natural hair! Because we totally understand the desire to flaunt extensions, we’ve asked the pros for the top three tips to ensure effortless extension styling. Check it out!

Limit The Length
There’s no denying that we’ve all wished for Princess Rapunzel length hair at one point or another, but the fact of the matter is that extra-long extensions are just unrealistic (not to mention they look super unnatural. The trick is to pick the length of your extensions based on the length of your natural hair. If your hair is at or around shoulder length, then you should go for a set of extensions that’s about 16-18 inches long. If your hair is a bit longer, perhaps falling somewhere in between your upper and mid, then you can opt for extensions that are around 20-24 inches long. Another thing that many people don’t consider is matching the thickness of the extensions to your natural hair’s texture. This means that ladies with fine or thin hair would want to go for a set that’s around 160-180 grams. Those with normal or medium hair would do best with a 180-200 gram set, and those with thick hair could go for a 220 gram set.

Cut and Camouflage
When you go to the nail salon and have a set of acrylic or gel nails put on, the nail-tech files and shapes them to match and enhance the shape of your natural nail. It’s important to keep this same idea in mind when you get a new set of extensions; almost all extensions come standard with crisp, blunt ends. Most honestly, this will be very noticeable. What you can do is make an appointment for a dry trim with your stylist. Be sure that you wear your extensions to the appointment and then explain that you want your extensions to be trimmed up so that they blend with your natural locks.

Wash Up
If you haven’t already noticed, brand new extensions have a high-gloss finish. Granted, everyone wants silky, shiny hair, but this takes it to the Barbie-Doll level of shine. Luckily, there’s an easy fix to ensure the clip ins have a natural looking finish. All you need to do is give them a good wash. The best way to go about doing so is with a gentle, moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, then let them air dry overnight. By doing so you will rid the glossy look and have natural looking extensions!

Overnight Waves and Curls

Women with beautiful curls

For decades now straight haired women have depended on curled styles to add a lavish touch to their style. Of course, the means of transforming straight hair to classy curls has evolved over the year, one thing has remained the same: curling a full head of head can be a pain in the you-know-what. As pretty as your curls look, let’s face it, either they don’t hold their bounce for more than an hour, or you have to use half a can of extra strong hold hairspray to make sure they hold. Although the curls held, your hair then hates you because of how dry it is. Oh, did we mention how long it takes a nonprofessional to curl an entire head of hair? No matter what method you use to do you it’s a fact that you must plan on spending at the very least thirty plus minutes to achieve a fully curled look. Not to mention, if you have long, thick hair, you can probably count getting ready as an arm workout.

While we could keep going on about the trials and tribulations of curling your hair, we are about to tell you that all your hair curling struggles can stop right now. There will be no more bathroom mirror arm workouts and definitely no more curse-word-worthy burns due to your faulty curler.

Women with beachy curls

For Loose Beachy Tresses:

  • Begin by washing and conditioning your hair as you normally do. Brush out all the tangles and use only a towel to absorb any moisture that your hair is holding on to.
  • Use a comb to separate your hair into three vertical sections. Use a small elastic to secure two of the three sections, as it’s much easier to control one section at a time.
  • Tightly French braid each section from the tepidity top to the very bottom. Secure the end of the braid with a small elastic.
  • To be sure that you wake up with completely dry tresses, lay a dry towel over your pillow. When you wake up in the morning gently use your fingers to loosen the braid, then add a few spritz of hairspray.

For Voluminous Curls:

  • Wash, condition, and comb your hair. Be sure that you do not use any sort of detangler or leave in conditioner.
  • Have t-shirt strips ready. If you haven’t yet made t-shirt strips, they’re easy: find an old cotton t-shirt and begin by chopping off the sleeves and the shoulder/neck portion. You should have a t-shirt material tube. Now, cut each side of the shirt from top to bottom so that the front and the back are two separate pieces. Not cut across the used-to-be  t-shirt starting at the hem, so that you have tons of 1 ½ to 2 ½ inch strips.
  • Gather a small section of your hair, placing the ends of your hair in the center of the t-shirt strip, so that you make a sort of T shape.
  • Now roll your hair around and over the fabric, the same way you would if it was a foam or ceramic hair roller. Keep rolling your hair all the way to the root. Your hair should be almost like a cup holder around a coffee mug – right enough to hold its place in the center with a few inches of fabric extending from each end.
  • Tie the ends of the fabric together (it seems that tying it as if you are double knotting shoe laces seems to hold the best and be the easiest to remove).
  • Continue to section off, wrap, and tie your hair until every last strand is secured.
  • Again, you can lay a dry towel over your pillow to help your hair dry through the night.
  • When you wake up in the morning untie the t-shirt material and watch as your hair falls into natural looking curls. Use your fingers to loosen up the roots and finish with a few spritz of hairspray.