And my obsession with buns continues: Buns of Braids

Heidi Klum adds elegance to the braided bun by polishing the front.

Heidi Klum adds elegance to the braided bun by polishing the front.

So it is no secret by now that I am crazy obsessed with buns. For a gal who usually has to wake up before the sun, this is usually my go to hair style because it looks elegant, and takes hardly any time at all to put together.

Recently I’ve been obsessed with the knotted bun (simply tie your hair in a knot and pin any fly aways wherever you feel to give it a funky twist.) But after watching this tutorial I cannot wait to add this style to my resume of bun expertise!

With all of these new inspirations for up do’s I’m going to have to invest in a full set of highlights next time I go to the salon. Just great.

Drew Barrymore adds her own twist on the braided bun by braiding the front as well. Too bad french braids were never my thing.

Drew Barrymore adds her own twist on the braided bun by braiding the front as well. Too bad french braids were never my thing.

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My new favorite bun obsession: Knotted hair bun edition

Maybe I spent too many years at Libby Lu. Maybe it’s because I’ve been a girly girl all my life. Regardless of the reasons, I love me a good tutorial on a cute new up do.

For those of you who have to rise and shine before the sun like I do, I highly recommend this hair style that only takes just a few minutes to do, and looks cute all day long! And the best part about it is even if a few hairs fall out of place throughout the day, it just looks even better!

Whitney Port and red lipstick make the knot red carpet ready

Whitney Port and red lipstick make the knot red carpet ready

Nicole Richie makes knots  look uber glamorous

Nicole Richie makes knots look uber glamorous

New Seasons, New Year, New Style

New Seasons, New Year, New Style

In the spirit of all things, well new, I decided to try something new. I’m the kind of person that sticks with habits and routines and a true blue believer if it ain’t broke then why fix it?

Well for the past probably 6 or 7 years I’ve been going to the same hair stylist who has done the same thing; trim and highlights. In July I told her I wanted to do something different this fall. A few years ago, I did the uber short Posh when she was actually Posh Spice hair cut (inspired at the time by Heidi Klum.)This inspired my look circa 2010

Since July, I pondered what I was going to do to change things up this season, and I came up with the perfect solution. BANGS! I’m not gonna lie, my decision may or may not have had something to do with my obsession with Taylor Swift and Nicole Richie, both fashionistas who have totally rocked the what my mother lovingly referred to as “brat bangs.” But while I cringed watching the scissors cut inches away from my forehead and fall to the floor I almost immediately felt like a brand new person when I looked in the mirror.

My stylist informed me that my decision is typical at this time of year, but that I was ahead of the game as the demand had not quite intensified. Yes! I always knew I was born to be a trend setter!

If it weren’t for the bangs, and if I had the freedom to do whatever I could with my hair without interfering with a certain brand integrity, I’d totally opt for the colored ombre at the tips look. But alas, I guess I’ll stick to classic Taylor Swift vogue. Works for me.

Taylor Swift could probably rock a pizza on her head and still  make it look glamorous

Huh, who would have guessed a little change could actually be a good thing.

Love Lauren’s tutorials…this one is fishtail braid edition

When I was younger, all my friends would come to school with their hair in french braids. So one day I asked my mom if she could french braid my hair and she said she didn’t know how but she knew how to fish tail. Naturally, I wanted to learn how to do this magic braid, so I practiced on my Barbie’s head until I perfected this braid.

But alas, nobody else in 4th grade cared about the fish tail braid. The french braid still ruled the class room. Then, the scenario came and replayed itself out during my Club Libby Lu years when a hair style called for a french braid. WHY DID NOBODY APPRECIATE THE FISHTAIL!

Well alas, the tables have turned and the fish tail could not be a hotter commodity! Take that you stinky french braid! Lauren Conrad goes over in this very cute, trendy and uber easy to do hair style in just a few simple steps. I personally love choosing this simple “do” when I don’t feel like getting up 20 minutes earlier just to straighten my hair.