This entire blog post is based on the simple and undeniable fact that very few of us are born with hair like this. . .
Introducing our main man, Oscar. . . and his sick, sick flo.
About a year ago, we shared Libertee’s harrowing journey from lusciously long locks to a beautiful bob. She loved the cut and had all sorts of fun with the style; however, as with most of us who choose to chop the coif, Libertee has since decided it’s time to grow the cut out. In other words. . .
For most of us, our fear of cutting our hair has everything to do with eventually approaching the awkward and painful “growing out phase.” It’s not a bob, it’s not a lob . . . but more like. . .
For Libertee, her general frustration has to do with not being able to simply throw her hair up in a top knot . . . as a new mom, this blows. For Lecina, it’s more of a: there’s only so much you can do with so little, sort of conundrum.
We started asking ourselves. . . is this it? A girl has the gall to cut her hair off and is simply forced to “be patient and feel a little ugly and a whole lot frustrated until her hair is three to six inches longer? It just can’t be. Turns out. It’s not.
Enter - the game changer!
The. Hair. Piece
If you’ve never tried hair pieces, we’re here to tell you, the time has come. Before you decide this is a bad idea, we need you to acknowledge some facts:
- not all hair pieces are created equally. We’re talking about style-able, non-synthetic pieces that can be curled, washed, cut and coloured to match your do.
- hair pieces aren’t just about adding length, they’re about adding fullness . They have the capacity to quickly transform a meagre ponytail into a mega ponytail.
- if you’re at all leery, or even embarrassed about padding your proverbial “hair bra,” we need you to know that each and every celebrity walking down the red carpet has some sort of “assistance.” Hair pieces are merely an accessory akin to high heels. Few of us are 5’9” but we don’t seem to have any issue wearing shoes that make us appear as such.
- Hair pieces are actually a great accessory for fall, allowing us to plump our pony or a braidthats peaking out from under a toque or a hat. Brilliant!
- We all seem to be ok with hair extensions… think of a hair piece as a cheaper, less permanent option when it comes to changing up your do.
As Libertee’s main issue is not having enough hair to sport an easy and accessible up-do, she opted for the “pony tail extender.” This particular hair piece clips easily into your established pony and seamlessly integrates for a gorgeous do. To secure the piece into you hair, simply clip the piece into your already styled pony, secure the velcro portion of the piece around the base of your pony and wrap the snazzy concealer piece around and around to conceal the evidence! Voila!
In Lecina’s case, the piece is definitely more of an outfit accessory, but still totally doable! (pun intended). Lecina also opted for a pony-tale extender, and wears it whenever she’s feeling a little glam. “Is this my hair? Definitely not. Is it fabulous? Definitely.”
Take a look at some of the glammed-up, and totally functional looks we created with these locks on loan.
Poppin’ Top Knot
Visit any beauty supply shop, or the never to disappoint “amazon” to purchase your piece of hair magic! Remember - real never synthetic!
It’s my pony and I’ll buy if I want to.