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10 Easy Yet Beautiful Hairstyles To Try

10 Easy Yet Beautiful Hairstyles To Try

The beauty of hair is that you can  try literally hundreds of different styles to suit any occasion. Whether you are going to the gym or preparing for your prom there is bound to be an easy yet beautiful hairstyle that you can craft.

If you are looking for fast, easy and visually appealing hairstyles that you can create yourself… You are in the right place! The following hairstyles are easy to do, so even if you aren’t an expert with the curling iron just yet you’ll still be able to create a look that you can be proud of.

If you find yourself enjoying playing around with these different styles you might want to think about becoming a hairdresser – it would certainly enable you to utilise those creative juices.

1. The casual messy bun

messy bun

    This one is a timeless classic. The casual messy bun is the perfect hairstyle for anyone who wants to look feminine and cute without giving off the impression that they spent hours in front of the mirror. Here is how to do it.

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    2. The half done braid

    half done braid

      The half done braid is an extremely popular choice amongst girls with longer hair. A little tip for you is that braids tend to stay in place longer in unwashed hair, so don’t rush for the shampoo and conditioner if you are thinking about trying this look. Have a go yourself.

      3. The messy knot

      messy knot

        Ponytails are always a good option, but take yours to the next level by doing the messy knot. This is a perfect and easy to do everyday hairstyle. Just split, knot and hold in place with a bobby pin; find more instructions here.

        4. Cover bad hair with turban

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        turban hair

          Religion aside, turbans are very in right now for women. If you are having a bad hair day there is nothing better to provide a quick solution than to use a turban. You’ll cover those split ends and have a much more fashionable alternative to a cap. Follow the link for some instructions on how to tie a turban.

          5. Inverse ponytail

          inverse ponytail

            If you need a ponytail to look a little more formal for work or school then an inverse ponytail is perfect. This hairstyle will hid the elastic band and look much more presentable than the traditional ponytail. Here are some instructions on how to create an inverse ponytail.

            6. Fishtail braid

            fishtail braid

              A fishtail braid looks like it is made up of many small strands so it gives off a look very similar to the scales on a fishtail. Surprisingly, a fishtail braid is extremely easy to do and it is a very popular everyday look that will show that you have made an effort with your appearance. Find more instructions here.

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              7. The bun

              the bun

                Buns are another popular hairstyle that you can create in a few short minutes without compromising on beauty. This is the perfect functional look for work or school and you won’t have to worry about long strands of hair getting in your way throughout the day. Here are some instructions on how to create a bun with spin pins.

                8. The bump

                the bump

                  The bump has taken the hairstyle world by storm and with celebrities like Snooki donning the bump look, girls around the world are doing the same. Perfect for a night out or a day at the office – here is how you can create one.

                  9. Twisty bun

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                  twisty bun

                    You can do a simple twisty bun in less than a minute and it is a fantastic look if you want to put your hair up in more than just a standard bun but don’t have the time to create something more complex. Here is how you can create a twisty bun in under a minute.

                    10. Curl everything

                    curl everything

                      When it comes to a rough and ready look the curling iron is your friend. Curl everything or just add a few big curls – its up to you. To achieve the best look, make sure you use your curling iron like a pro.

                      Featured photo credit: Princess Hair/Pixabay via pixabay.com

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                      Last Updated on March 13, 2019

                      How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                      How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                      Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                      You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                      Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                      1. Work on the small tasks.

                      When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                      Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                      2. Take a break from your work desk.

                      Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                      Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                      3. Upgrade yourself

                      Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                      The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                      4. Talk to a friend.

                      Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                      Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                      5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                      If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                      Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                      Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                      6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                      If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                      Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                      Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                      7. Read a book (or blog).

                      The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                      Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                      Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                      8. Have a quick nap.

                      If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                      9. Remember why you are doing this.

                      Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                      What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                      10. Find some competition.

                      Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                      Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                      11. Go exercise.

                      Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                      Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                      As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                      Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                      12. Take a good break.

                      Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                      Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                      Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                      Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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