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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.

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                      The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

                      The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

                      Are you waiting for life events to turn out the way you want so that you can feel more positive about your life? Do you find yourself having pre-conditions to your sense of well-being, thinking that certain things must happen for you to be happier? Do you think there is no way that your life stresses can make you anything other than “stressed out” and that other people just don’t understand?  If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you might find yourself lingering in the land of negativity for too long!

                      The following are some tips to keep positive no matter what comes your way. This post will help you stop looking for what psychologists call “positivity” in all the wrong places!  Here are the ten essential habits of positive people.

                      1. Positive people don’t confuse quitting with letting go.

                      Instead of hanging on to ideas, beliefs, and even people that are no longer healthy for them, they trust their judgement to let go of negative forces in their lives.  Especially in terms of relationships, they subscribe to The Relationship Prayer which goes:

                       I will grant myself the ability to trust the healthy people in my life … 

                      To set limits with, or let go of, the negative ones … 

                      And to have the wisdom to know the DIFFERENCE!

                       2.  Positive people don’t just have a good day – they make a good day.

                      Waiting, hoping and wishing seldom have a place in the vocabulary of positive individuals. Rather, they use strong words that are pro-active and not reactive. Passivity leads to a lack of involvement, while positive people get very involved in constructing their lives. They work to make changes to feel better in tough times rather than wish their feelings away.

                      3. For the positive person, the past stays in the past.

                      Good and bad memories alike stay where they belong – in the past where they happened. They don’t spend much time pining for the good ol’ days because they are too busy making new memories now. The negative pulls from the past are used not for self-flagellation or unproductive regret, but rather productive regret where they use lessons learned as stepping stones towards a better future.

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                      4. Show me a positive person and I can show you a grateful person.

                      The most positive people are the most grateful people.  They do not focus on the potholes of their lives.  They focus on the pot of gold that awaits them every day, with new smells, sights, feelings and experiences.  They see life as a treasure chest full of wonder.

                      5. Rather than being stuck in their limitations, positive people are energized by their possibilities.

                      Optimistic people focus on what they can do, not what they can’t do.  They are not fooled to think that there is a perfect solution to every problem, and are confident that there are many solutions and possibilities.  They are not afraid to attempt new solutions to old problems, rather than spin their wheels expecting things to be different this time.  They refuse to be like Charlie Brown expecting that this time Lucy will not pull the football from him!

                      6. Positive people do not let their fears interfere with their lives!

                      Positive people have observed that those who are defined and pulled back by their fears never really truly live a full life. While proceeding with appropriate caution, they do not let fear keep them from trying new things. They realize that even failures are necessary steps for a successful life. They have confidence that they can get back up when they are knocked down by life events or their own mistakes, due to a strong belief in their personal resilience.

                      7. Positive people smile a lot!

                      When you feel positive on the inside it is like you are smiling from within, and these smiles are contagious. Furthermore, the more others are with positive people, the more they tend to smile too! They see the lightness in life, and have a sense of humor even when it is about themselves. Positive people have a high degree of self-respect, but refuse to take themselves too seriously!

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                      8. People who are positive are great communicators.

                      They realize that assertive, confident communication is the only way to connect with others in everyday life.  They avoid judgmental, angry interchanges, and do not let someone else’s blow up give them a reason to react in kind. Rather, they express themselves with tact and finesse.  They also refuse to be non-assertive and let people push them around. They refuse to own problems that belong to someone else.

                      9. Positive people realize that if you live long enough, there are times for great pain and sadness.

                      One of the most common misperceptions about positive people is that to be positive, you must always be happy. This can not be further from the truth. Anyone who has any depth at all is certainly not happy all the time.  Being sad, angry, disappointed are all essential emotions in life. How else would you ever develop empathy for others if you lived a life of denial and shallow emotions? Positive people do not run from the gamut of emotions, and accept that part of the healing process is to allow themselves to experience all types of feelings, not only the happy ones. A positive person always holds the hope that there is light at the end of the darkness.  

                      10. Positive person are empowered people – they refuse to blame others and are not victims in life.

                      Positive people seek the help and support of others who are supportive and safe.They limit interactions with those who are toxic in any manner, even if it comes to legal action and physical estrangement such as in the case of abuse. They have identified their own basic human rights, and they respect themselves too much to play the part of a victim. There is no place for holding grudges with a positive mindset. Forgiveness helps positive people become better, not bitter.

                      How about you?  How many habits of positive people do you personally find in yourself?  If you lack even a few of these 10 essential habits, you might find that the expected treasure at the end of the rainbow was not all that it was cracked up to be. How could it — if you keep on bringing a negative attitude around?

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                      I wish you well in keeping positive, because as we all know, there is certainly nothing positive about being negative!

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