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One Hair Scarf / Three Ways

One hair scarf / three ways - drifter and the gypsy blog
Hair scarves are a fabulous way to boost your hair game to the next level. I personally don’t wear many hair scarves, but will definitely try to incorporate these ‘dos more often into my daily routine, ESPECIALLY after I realized how easy these tutorials are. The best part is you technically don’t even need a hair scarf; you can use any scarf you own as long as it isn’t too thick and has enough length to wrap around your head.

These tutorials show how you can wear the same hair scarf in three variations. Keep it super simple and stop at the first down & natural ‘do or follow the rest of the steps all the way through to the twisted chignon!

Materials:

• Scarf
• Teasing brush
• Bobby pins
• 2 1/2″ curling wand

One hair scarf / three ways - drifter and the gypsy blog
DOWN & NATURAL

1. Use a 2 1/2″ curling wand to add a few beach waves.

2. Back comb the crown area for extra height using a teasing brush.

3. Take your scarf of choice and fold it like an accordion. Fold everything in so the point of the triangle is the part that will be against your head.

4. Flip your head over while holding the two ends of the scarf and tie. You can end tying it however you choose: to the side, in the middle… loose knots are fun too-just make sure to tuck the ends. We went with a off-centered bow!

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Victory Rolls Hair Tutorial

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Victory rolls are such a classic look from the 1940s. Tell me you’ve never seen a picture of Betty Grable being all babe-like and wished you had voluminous victory rolls sitting pretty in your hair. Today’s your lucky day because you’ll be off to old Hollywood babeland in no time if you follow these few steps…

If you’re like me, you’ve always loved the look of victory rolls but were totally oblivious to how they got their name. Victory rolls became popular in the 1940s and were meant to celebrate the soldiers in World War II returning home. Depending on how upright the rolls sit, they can mimic the shape of the letter V.

Materials:

• Teasing brush
• 2 1/2″ curling wand
• Bobby pins
Living Proof No Frizz Collection
• Boar bristle brush

victory rolls - drifter and the gypsy blog
Steps:

1. Start with hair curled with a 2 1/2″ curling wand. Back comb at the crown to create a bouffant and pin.

2. For the victory rolls, you’re going to section off a triangle starting from the middle of the top of the ear up. Pull the section up and back comb with your teasing brush spray. Smooth with your boar bristle brush. (Make sure to gently smooth to avoid flattening out the section you just teased.)

3. Take your section and roll the hair in towards your face while still keeping it elevated. Depending on the length of the hair it’s easier to hold the hair section in the middle and then roll down.

4. Now pin your roll in two different spots. One on the inside of the roll and then pull the back of the roll down to basically close the back so there is no gap and pin. Now repeat on the other side. Violà!!

victory rolls - drifter and the gypsy blog
victory rolls - drifter and the gypsy blog
During World War II, many women achieved this look by using pipe cleaners since the metal needed to manufacture bobby pins had to go to the war effort.

victory rolls - drifter and the gypsy blog
Hairstyle by Caysi Jean for Drifter & the Gypsy.

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Knotted Updo

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This updo was inspired by a little something something Diane Kruger wore to the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in 2012. The updo is a deconstructed bun of sorts consisting of three mini buns rather than one big bun.

knotted updo - drifter and the gypsy blog
Materials:

– Curling wand or 1 inch curling iron.
– 3-4 hair elastics
– Bobby pins
– Hair spray

knotted updo - drifter and the gypsy blog
Steps:

1. Start by adding waves to the hair with a curling wand or 1 inch curling iron. Make sure to start the wave high up on the crown. This will give added texture to the finished look.

2. Divide hair starting at the front into three sections. Secure each section with your hair elastic by making a loop.

3. Secure the loop and hide the elastic by wrapping the end and pinning with a bobby pin. Do this with each section all the way down.

4. “Fatten” up each knot by gently pulling apart some of the loop after it has been pinned. This will add more volume and rough texture.

5. Finish with a bit of hairspray.

knotted updo - drifter and the gypsy blog
knotted updo - drifter and the gypsy blog
knotted updo - drifter and the gypsy blog
Hairstyle by Danika Lamb for Drifter & the Gypsy.

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Three Layer Pony

three layer pony - drifter and the gypsy blog
This hairstyle starts off with three ponytails… and then it gets intense. You make these random loopy things and loop each pony through the loops. (I’m so articulate, aren’t I?) But it’s actually quite easy! The end result is something super feminine and bridal-inspired. The loops make the hairstyle very secure (you don’t even need bobby pins unless you finish off the ponytail)–the perfect option for getting your hair out of the way when you’re on the go.

Materials:

– Paddle brush
– Hair elastics
– Bobby pins
– Hairspray

three layer pony - drifter and the gypsy blog
Steps:

1. Start by making a pony with the very front section of hair.

2. Do another pony underneath and then one last pony at the bottom.

3. Loop each pony through (some refer to this as a piggy pony or a topsy tail).

4. Wrap a small piece of hair from each pony around each elastic and secure underneath with a bobby pin. This looks much nicer and creates a more “finished” look rather than leaving the elastics on display.

5. Finish with a bit of hairspray.

three layer pony - drifter and the gypsy blog
three layer pony - drifter and the gypsy blog
three layer pony - drifter and the gypsy blog
Hairstyle by Danika Lamb for Drifter & the Gypsy.

Betty Robe by Doie Lounge.

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Low Bohemian Updo

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I have to say, I really like this hairdo. It’s a little fancier than wraparound braids or adding a bow and requires a few more steps than usual, but it’s worth it. Trust me. Wear this for a night out, special event or just the occasion of life. I’m attending a wedding later this month and I might try this hairdo out on myself!

Materials:

– 1 or 1 1/2 inch curling iron, curling wand, or anything else that will give your hair a nice curl
– 2 butterfly clips
– Hair elastic
– Paddle brush
– Bobbi pins
– Hairspray

low bohemian updo - drifter and the gypsy blog
Steps:

1. Start with hair that has been slightly curled. You can use a curling iron/curling wand for this OR sleep with your hair in braids overnight for a nice soft wave.

2. Take two sections in the front (one on each side) and secure with clips.

3. Make a ponytail with the rest of the hair.

4. Make an opening with your thumb above the hair elastic and loop the ponytail through.

5. Tease the ponytail with a paddle brush to add a bit of volume and texture.

6. Roll up and tuck the hair, securing into place with bobbi pins.

7. Create a three strand braid with the two hair sections in front. Be sure to braid back so that it will nice and smooth.

8. Once finished braiding, overlap them two loosely over each other and pin into place.

9. Finish with a little bit of hairspray.

low bohemian updo - drifter and the gypsy blog
low bohemian updo - drifter and the gypsy blog
low bohemian updo - drifter and the gypsy blog
Hair & Makeup: Danika Lamb
Intro & Photography: Micaela Hoo

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Secret Braid

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It’s no secret (pun not intended) that I love a good braid. I had long, thick hair as a child, so the braid was a staple in my repertoire of hairdos. My mom became a pro at so many types of braids: French braids, fishtails, inside out braids, side braids, waterfall braids, etc.

secret braid - drifter and the gypsy blog
This braid looks 1,000 times more complicated than it actually is. Be prepared to have your mind blown.

Materials:

– Paddle brush
– Hair ties
– Clear hair elastics
– Bobbi pins

secret braid - drifter and the gypsy blog
Steps:

1. Start by rough teasing hair with a paddle brush to give it some added volume and texture.

2. Put hair into a side ponytail, but leave a small section of hair out.

3. Braid the ponytail into a fishtail braid and secure with a clear elastic.

4. Loosen the fishtail up by gently pulling it apart.

5. Cut the hair elastic that held the former ponytail.

6. Create a standard three strand braid with the hair you left out and secure with a clear elastic.

7. Take the standard braid and lay it flat against the fishtail.

8. Secure the braids together by bobbi pins. Place about three pins behind the fishtail so that they are hidden.

9. This step is optional. Wrap the tiny ends of hair around the clear elastic so that no elastic is visible and only hair is showing.

secret braid - drifter and the gypsy blog
secret braid - drifter and the gypsy blog
Hair & Makeup: Danika Lamb
Intro & Photography: Micaela Hoo

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Peekaboo Scarf

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SPRING IS HERE! Well not quite. But almost! February is one of my favorite months because we (in the Northern Hemisphere) start to see the end of the (winter) tunnel. Especially in California, when things bloom early (the Cherry Blossoms and Daffodils are already in bloom!), it’s easy to start dreaming of spring. This patterned scarf hairdo serves a dual purpose: to add a bit of style to a not-so-great hair day and to add a bit of spring color to your outfit. Who knows, maybe your vibrant colors will encourage the sun to come out and the groundhog won’t see his shadow this year!

(EDIT: Apparently today IS Groundhog Day–coincidence–and the groundhog saw his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter. I never believed the groundhog anyway.)

peekaboo scarf - drifter and the gypsy blog
Materials:

– 1 or 1 1/2 inch curling iron
– Comb
– Bobbi pins
– Hairspray
– Scarf

peekaboo scarf - drifter and the gypsy blog
Steps:

1. Quickly add a bit of texture to the hair by wrapping a few sections around a 1 or 1 1/2 inch curling iron. You want to create a few soft waves here and there. This does not need to be perfect and shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes.

2. Tease the hair at the crown and secure back with two bobbi pins. Lightly spray with a bit of hairspray.

3. Choose your scarf (I love ones with a pretty pattern or fun color) and tie in the back or off to the side.

peekaboo scarf - drifter and the gypsy blog
peekaboo scarf - drifter and the gypsy blog
peekaboo scarf - drifter and the gypsy blog
peekaboo scarf - drifter and the gypsy blog
peekaboo scarf - drifter and the gypsy blog
Hair & Makeup: Danika Lamb
Intro & Photography: Micaela Hoo

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