Give yourself a funky makeover by dyeing your hair an unusual color or by styling it in an outrageous fashion. While the outrageous styles you see on runways and in magazines are elaborate and look like they took hours to get just right, your unusual style doesn’t have to take long to do. You can stand out from the crowd without spending all day at the salon.
Give Your Tips a Hint of Color
A full head of pink or blue hair may have seemed like a good idea when you were a teenager, but now that you are older, you may want a more subdued, yet still funky, look. Dye the ends of your hair a deep magenta or navy blue for a punky hairstyle that won’t shock other moms at the PTA meeting. Dyed tips look good on short and medium length hair. Keep in mind that if your hair is brunette or a dark blonde, you may need to bleach the dyed section so that the color shows up. You can also try adding a single hair extension in a fun color to the underside of your hair so that when you pull your hair back, a bit of orange, pink or green peeks out.
Tease Your Hair
You can tease your hair on the top of your head to create a sleek, 1960s inspired ponytail, or you can tease your hair to get a wild child, unruly look. Either way, you’ll end up with an interesting and fun hairstyle. To get the wild child, big hair look that was popular in the 1980s, comb your hair upward from the tips. The longer your hair is, the bigger your finished hairdo will be. Spray a bit of hairspray all over the style to get it to stay.
If you want a more refined yet still outrageous look, you can tease the hair at the base of your forehead so that it poufs upward on top of your head. Apply plenty of hairspray and tease the top part of your hair. Hold the pouf in place with bobby pins around the back of your skull.
Get a Faux Hawk
Compared to the mohawk, an extreme hairstyle where the sides of the head are shaved and the remaining hair is arranged into sharp points, the faux hawk is actually quite tame. It’s still interesting enough to turn heads, though, and does not take that long to do. Give yourself a faux hawk by brushing your hair back over your scalp as you blow dry it. Use a round brush to create a good amount of volume. Secure the top of your hair with a bobby pin on each side, just above the ears. Pull a small section of your hair back into a pony tail, leaving the top free. Spritz with hairspray to hold the look in place.
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