It's Brittany-RAAAEEE! Four quick go-to looks
Brittany-Rae (PHOTO: O’Neil @og.mediagroup)
Hi my beauties, welcome back to “It’s Brittany-RAAAEEE”!
This week I am talking all things hair, go-to looks to spice up your everyday look! I’ve got something for everybody, from my long-hair queens to my short-hair goddesses.
So let’s get into it. I want to talk about some quick styles you can try that will only take 10 minutes tops out of your day but change your whole life! Sometimes we can get into a hair rut, wearing the same look every day, or getting stuck in the ponytail/bun life (which is okay! As long as you bringing some swag to the look) because honey, basic is what we are NOT!
I will include something for all my ladies; short, medium and long lengths. When you guys try these looks I would love for you to hashtag #ItsBrittanyRAAAEEE and tag @hairbybrittanyrae_ so I can see all the fly tresses you guys have glammed up! So don't forget to tag and hashtag so we can keep in touch and I can share the looks for inspiration for others because remember, we “aspire to inspire our fellow goddesses”.
Below are a few looks I am sharing this week and the steps and tools needed to go along:
The higher the pony the closer to God
(High pony - hair and image by Brittany-Rae)
How to get a perfect high pony that’s smooth and seamless (best for long to medium hair):
Two elastic ponytail holders, smooth brush, toothbrush, curling iron (1”), comb
1. If you want a ponytail with texture, volume and waves use a 1” curling iron. Curl hair holding the curling iron vertically and leave a half-inch of the ends out. You can also prep the hair before curling with a light spray of hairspray all over and then curl all your tresses.
2. Split your hair in half as if you were doing a half-up, half-down. Take your smoothing brush, spray the bristles with hairspray and slick the top half with the brush. Secure with elastic. The top half is your base so make sure you smooth it out really nicely and bring it to your desired height.
3. Spray your smoothing brush again and bring the bottom half to the top half that you've already secured. Once you've done that, make sure the sides are brushed in so it’s seamless. Secure the bottom half to the top half.
4. Take your comb and back-brush through your ponytail to create more volume and texture.
5. Finish off by spraying your toothbrush (obviously not the one you brush your teeth with!) and brush down any flyaways or details that need to be cleaned up.
And voila you have a sleek and flirty pony!
The timeless top knot with some face frame left out (great for long to shoulder-length hair)
(Top knot - hair by Brittany-Rae, image by Michael Moodie)
Two elastic ponytail holders, smooth brush, toothbrush, comb, bobby pins
1. Leave out some hair to frame your face if you don't have a fringe. Separate it from rest of your hair so it stays out of the way.
2. Split your hair in half as if you were doing a half-up, half-down. Take your smoothing brush, spray the brush bristles with hairspray and slick the top half with the brush. Secure with elastic. This top half is your base so make sure you smooth it out really nicely and bring it to your desired height.
3. Spray your smoothing brush again and bring the bottom half to the top half that you've already secured. Once you've done this, make sure the sides are brushed in so it’s seamless. Secure the bottom half to the top half.
4. Now twist the hair that’s left out and tug at it a little so it gives more of an effortless look. Twist the hair around and create a knot-like bun, not a ballet bun. Secure the top knot with bobby pins so that it feels secure.
5. For finishing touches, spray the top knot with hair spray and tug a little if it looks too neat. Let go of the hair you put aside and detail your face fringe with some pomade at the ends of your hair to give it a little edge.
And you’ve got it! Less than five minutes for a head turning look!
For my shoulder-length girls and up… TEXTURE! TEXTURE! TEXTURE!
(Texture - hair and image by Brittany-Rae)
Babes, don't be afraid of volume. It’s truly show-stopping, so embrace it!
Blow-dryer, curling Iron
Heat protectant, blow dry balm, hairspray, texturizing spray
1. Prepare damp hair with heat protectant and blow-dry balm, and then blow dry your hair.
2. Spray your texturizing spray throughout your hair and brush through.
3. Curl small sections of hair horizontally with a classic curling iron in alternate directions.
4. Comb through. Spray and scrunch hair throughout to create a voluminous bed-head look.
You’ve got texture for the win! This is definitely a staple look!
The “frohawk” for my naturalistas
(Frohawk - hair and image by Brittany-Rae)
Lots of bobby pins, smoothing brush, hair pick
Leave-in conditioner spray, gel (optional)
1. Spray leave-in conditioner throughout hair.
2. Take a smoothing brush and start to brush your hair up in the direction of a Mohawk (at this time you can use a little bit of gel around the edges and sides of the hair if you would like a bit more control).
3. Then grab your bobby pins and start from the nape of the head. Pin and work your way to the top (do on both sides).
4. Now take your hair pick and fluff up your hair to your desired volume
5. Finally, lift up the front of your hair and bobby pin it so that you hair doesn't fall in your eyes but still frames the face.
Yess!!! To this edgy and easy look!!
Hope you guys loved these looks and I’m looking forward to seeing them! Remember to tag me @hairbybrittanyrae_ and hashtag #itsBrittanyRAAAEEE! Stay tuned in. Next week I have some awesome news for my curly and natural girls that will be LIFE CHANGING! I am partnering up with a dream product that will solve all our curly/natural hair problems. It’s going to be quite epic! I also will be talking about a new event that I have my eye on here in Kingston. Check me out on Loop Jamaica next Thursday, under lifestyle to get the scoop! RAAAAAEEEEE!!!
To follow or contact Brittany, follow her on Instagram @hairbybrittanyrae_ and @_brittanyrae_ or email Brae.firstname.lastname@example.org