February 27, 2020

Musings: Night Out Hairstyle Ideas

Please note, this is a collaborative post with Melissa Salons. 

Sometimes all you need to right your wrongs is a night out with the girls. You know the one where you all get ready together to your favourite playlist and rush to get to the club before the free entrance fee finishes. 

As I write this sentence I’m currently thinking when was the last time I had a good night out? Probably in 2018, but this decade I’m vowing to keep my nights out far and few between in a vast effort to save! But when I travel that goes out the window. I love going out abroad, it’s a completely different vibe, different energy and much more exciting! 

My favourite part of the night is getting ready so this post will be detailing a few of my favourite (and easy) hairstyles to do. 

The Ponytail 

The ponytail or what I would call ‘The Croydon Facelift’. This is a hairstyle I do when I’m feeling a little fluffy… which is pretty much all the time. 

What I love about a ponytail is that it’s elegant, draws your eye to your face and it can literally take your outfit and make up to new levels.   

Ponytails can be high-up (a la Barbie), mid with loose tendrils around the face or my favourite – the low. A middle-part low ponytail means business and will have you giving Kim K some competition. Try playing with textures, plaits, or curls to give you ponytail some edge and life. 

The ponytail works best on second-day hair as the ‘natural’ oils your scalp produces help keep it slick and neat. However if you suffer from dry hair, try using a 50p sized amount of argan oil through your hair pre-styling. 

Big Buns

I like big buns and I cannot lie. The bun is one that takes a little practice and frustration to master but once you do it becomes second nature. 

If you have mastered the ponytail, the bun will be easy for you. Buns, like ponytails, can be high like a ballerina, or low and elegant. It all depends on your outfit. My favourite is a big messy high bun which again is great for when I feel fluffy as it’s an instant facelift. 

The low bun looks great with some face faming tendrils and a pair of statement earrings.

Tip: Get a bun shaper from Primark or Superdrug for perfect buns forever.

Blonde. Bronde. Balayage 

Is the balayage hair colour a style or a way of life? 

I’ve been faithful to the balayage movement for around 4 years now and I cannot imagine myself going back to my roots (literally). My base colour is dark brown and I can’t imagine myself with dark locks at this stage in my life and as they say – blondes have more fun. Balayage is a great way to change your night out hairstyles as your hair instantly looks sun-kissed. You’ll have everyone asking if you just got back from holiday in no time.

Blondes have more fun… apparently.

Up and Down 

I want to thank Ariana Grande for bringing back this iconic hairstyle – the half up, half down. I like like to call this ‘party in the front, chill in the back’ as it gives you the elegance of an up-do but the undone chilled look of having your hair down. It also allows you to play with length as it instantly makes your hair look longer. Perfect for those in-between cuts. If you’re lacking in the length department, try adding a few clip in extensions or weave tracks.

What are your favourite hairstyles for a night out? 

 Char xo 

Please note, this is a collaborative post with Melissa Salons; all views are my own. 

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About Me

Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.