Hairstyles for Growing out your Bangs via Pinterest

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I have a love/hate relationship with my bangs–half of the time I want to chop them super short and half of the time I want to grow them out so that I don’t always have to clip them up when my hair goes up into a bun for ballet or a messy bun for running. Although I wish that I could rock bangs like Katie Martin from Breaking Pointe–they would probably fail on my face. So instead, I’m testing out my patience once again by attempting to grow out my bangs.

I’m pretty much a Pinterest Hair and Beauty addict–I love using it to find some new hairstyles, new hair colors (I’m tempted to go red all over again thanks to Pinterest!). I’ve currently been digging around to find some hairstyles that’ll be perfect for hiding my awkward-length bangs:

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The side bang braid used to be my go to look soon after Quinn Fabray started rocking them on Glee. I love them so much that there’s even a god-awful tutorial made by yours truly out there on YouTube if you look for it. (Image via http://www.fashionmavenmommy.com/2013/04/french-bang-braid-video-tutorial.html)
Another one of my favorites is to twist up my bangs and pin them down to the side. I’ve even rocked this look with a low bun to ballet! (Image via http://www.pinterest.com/pin/211317407489561826/
Last but not least, I love pinning back my bangs with a little bit of a “poof” or no poof just to keep them out of my face! (Image via http://www.ihaveadegreeinthis.com/2012/02/7-ways-to-style-your-outgrown-bangs.html)

I frequently also rock a headband to keep those pesky bangs out of my face at class or while at home.Have you ever grown out your bangs before? How’d you keep them out of your face? Are you addicted to Pinterest like I am? Let me know in the comments!

Help Me Deal with Crazy, Unruly Hair

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Someone help me out, please. Share your perfect ballerina bunhead secrets.

We’ve discussed how to make the perfect bun (and trust me, I’m not there yet either). But I want to know  how do you make the rest of your hair–even when it’s just in a ponytail–look less unruly. My messy bun that I usually rock to ballet class looks way more messy than it should.

My hair is super unruly–it seems like no amount of headbands, bobby pins or gymnastics clips can help keep my hair from looking like an absolute mess. I got a hair cut a couple of weeks ago, and instead of making my hair less messy, it made it worse. My hair is in an awkward stage and I can barely get it to stay up in a messy bun because it’s too thick to get a hairband to wrap around 3 times–but when it’s only wrapped around twice my hair falls it out of the bun.

My bangs are also short and messy and I usually have a bunch of stray pieces coming out all over my head resulting in me using a headband or a billion bobby pins, clips…or both. While this is sometimes effective, other times I just like a hot mess. When I use most headbands, I have to use bobby pins to keep it in place. ICK. I recently bought a Bondiband which is super wide (and thin, too) so it keeps all my hair in place, but it’s not perfect and it seems like it slips a bit, although not much. I’m super looking forward to trying it out when it’s cold out cause it’ll cover my ears. I’ve also found that my headbands stick best when my hair is completely dry–and it’s tough to get my hair dry in a hurry, so I shower at night sometimes but it’s not always helpful.

So girls out there with the perfect hair–how do you get yours buns (and messy buns and ponytails) to look so good? I’m looking for hair product, hairband, headband, bobby pin, etc. recommendations. Whatever will help me out, even if you’re not a ballerina.

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