We all go through that phase where we have this strong urge to shave off portions of our hair. At that stage, only a brave few actually go on to the next stage where the actual shaving takes place. Cheers to us! Us because I have once been a side-baldie and gawd did I love it! It was so exciting, I had a million and one styles to try out. Alas, after a while I ran out of ideas on what to do with my hair. This post is in response to an email request sent in by Bianca Brown on how to style her shaved sides. Bianca writes:
Helloo, my name is Bianca Brown and i have shaved sides with synthetic braids as the mohawk but i was wondering are there any other styles i can do besides accessorize and be stylish by dressing my braids with a hand scarf???
Some of the tips may sound like what you’ve tried already, but sometimes a visual of what others are doing and HOW they are doing it can make all the difference. Here we go.
1. Spunk it Up
Add some attitude to your hairstyle. You know you’ve got some spunk in you. That’s how you got to shave off your hair in the first place. Try different mohawks and frohawks. There are unlimited possibilities with this one. Veronica from Pretty Girl Rock styles her ‘fro in numerous ways.
Carving out designs on the shaved side is a great way to make your hair stand out.
2. Use Extensions
If the unshaved parts of your hair are really short you can still pull off long hairstyles by adding extensions. Rihanna is known for constantly alternating between short and long locks while sporting her shaved sides.
A great way to make your even more fun and edgy is to add some colour to it or to the extensions. Sophy Aiida knows what I’m talking about. She knows just how to style her shaved sides.
3. Play with Accessories
A shorter hairstyle is a chance to experiment with accessories such as hats, scarves and hair pins.
Think back to your childhood. Think of those knotted styles that our parents use to make us wear when we young. Those vintage styles are so in now. Give them a go.
5. Braid ‘Em Up!
Braiding your ‘frohawk is the in thing these days. Sometimes, I want to shave off my sides just so I can try the box braids. Way too cool for school. For the best braids on a shaved head ideas, visit Zizzi’s Secret Wardrobe and Teff The Don’s blog. The longer the braids, the better.
The good thing about braids is, they are very versatile. You can tie them in a million different ways. Not really a million, but you get my drift.
6.Try a Bun
A lot of people worry about looking professional or maintaining their class and elegance when going for shorter hairstyles. This should not be a problem. A simple way to transform your shaved hairstyle into a classy look suitable for evenings is to try a sleek bun.
Straightening out your hair into a fringe will complement your shave sides.
I KNOW I haven’t exhausted all the different ways to style shaved sides hairstyles. There must be more the list than these. Please share your ideas with us. Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you have any more requests, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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