HOUSE OF DAME BLOG » hair buns
Hi, Dames! People always ask me how to pick styles based on my outfit. I will tell you how! Below are the rules I go by when picking a hairstyle for my friends, family, clients, or myself.
Rule #1 Choose a focal point:
What’s it going to be? Your hair OR your outfit? If you have an attention-grabbing ensemble, most likely your hair should be simple and supportive of what you’ve got on (straight, soft, simple and down, or a basic up-do). If you are wearing a quieter outfit, with basic colors rather than loud patterns, say a solid t-shirt, jeans, or a blazer, you can go all out on your hair and makeup to keep a fashionable balance.
Rule #2 Don’t compete with your dress.
If your dress has a high neckline, wear your hair up. If your dress has a low neckline or strapless, wear your hair down. If you are wearing an in-between, the choice is yours.. but refer to rule #1 for guidance on your styling options. Below are some great suggestions:
Rule #3 There’s a time and a place.
If you are dressing for business your hair MUST be neat and smooth. Stay away from sexy, messy, or texturized. You want the focus to be who you are as a person but also to show confidence and structure, not your late alarm clock. Dry Bar has opened up everywhere and it’s a great place to pop-in for a quick blowout before work or an important meeting.
Hope this all makes sense to you. Let me know how it goes!!
The Hair Dame
Gwen Stefani has been rocking this super high knotted bun all around lately – and we love it! What a chic way to keep it simple and sexy on a hot day… or hot date? Her hairstylist of forever – the famous Danillo, showcased her go-to style for the latest issue of Harpers Bazaar. We’ve been inspired by Gwen’s never-tragic-looks since 2005’s ‘Tragic Kingdom’ and we’re not going to stop now! To keep up with this trendsetter’s latest look, follow our easy step-by-steps below:
Step 1) Secure your hair in a super high ponytail at the top of your head. The higher the better!
Step 2) Bring your hair through the loop of your rubber band, ringing the pony through as if you were tying a knot.
Step 3) Use bobby pins to put your hair in place and create your own undone look.
It’s literally as easy as 1,2,3…. Have fun with it, the messier the better!