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10 April 2014

WBBE: A New Hairstyle




When I saw that today's creative challenge on Elah Tree was a new hairstyle, I knew I just had to do something about that.

It's been all too long since the last installation of "Worst Beauty Blogger Ever," my occasional series which pokes fun at the fact that I'm a rather odd fit for the title of beauty professional. My hair is excessively long and heavy at the moment (some of it reaches past my shoulders. Gasp!) and people I love are attempting to blackmail me into keeping it long.

Something had to be done. I've been rather attracted to this Rosie the Riveter style of tying up my hair in a scarf for a while but didn't know how feasible it would be or how attractive it would look in real life. I found out that it's very easy, or, at least, it became very easy once I figured out that in order to tame my naturally volume-loving locks enough to get them to fit in the scarf, I had to stick a couple pins in and put the rest in a low ponytail before I put the scarf on. I curled my bangs to give the look a bit of glamor, and that was it!

Also, you'll notice that I actually wore eyeliner and lipstick. My eyeliner is my famous coordinates-with-my-hair liquid eyeliner but the bright lipstick was provided by Influenster in partnership with Rimmel for review. The color is "As You Want Victoria" and I love how vivid it is.

So, what do you think of this look? Am I erring TOO far on the side of creative and wacky, or can I pull this off? Would you try, or have you already tried the retro headscarf look? Bonus: it's just as good as a hat for disguising stubborn hair days!

Mica T said...

That hairstyle looks great on you! I went through a phase of wearing scarves in my hair a few years ago, but my hair never looked this glamorous! :)

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Robyn B said...

that's really cute! i love it! and i think it definitely fits you well!!

The Modern Tulip said...

Oh my gosh that style could not be any cuter on you! Especially with the red lips and pop of blue! You are my alter ego totally!

Bethany K @ BeforeDuringAfter said...

I think the scarf and little twirly bang and blue look great. Personally, I couldn't wear it in public, but that's because I am very self-conscious and am afraid of color! But if you seem very confident, so you may be completely opposite. I guarantee that SOMEONE would at least think to themselves, "Oh she looks cute!" And someone might even say it to you (here in DC, someone would definitely say something, but that's because we are walkers...not like zombies... you know what I mean).

Bethany K @ BeforeDuringAfter said...

Oh darn I forgot to mention I found this through Elah Tree's Artist Guild linkup... I'm participating, too. :-D

Erica said...

That looks pretty crazy to me... but then I'm pretty sure you're the only one that can pull it off - it looks so cute... and the curled bangs and bright lipstick are perfect!

Carolynn Markey said...

super super cute! also I think your hair is short, but that is because I used to be able to sit on mine.

I love your bright red lip gloss!

Meghan Kraft said...

Ah! Your hair is adorable! Definitely going to be trying this out :)

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful! Funny that you chose Rosie as an inspiration but you did well to add femininity to it. Rachel xo

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

I think this looks brilliant on you! Heck you're already wearing bright coloured socks and shoes with ribbons...you can definately pull this off!

bisous
Suzanne

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

You're rocking this! I adore Rosie and your take on her style.

Erika from America said...

I think this is a really great look on you! I really love it! :)

-- Erika from America

Inge Jane said...

Gorgeous! This retro look is amazing on you. I'm pretty much loving everything about it =)

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

You look so awesome! I love that look! I have yet to try it but I believe it's pinned somewhere on my boards! :)

Madison @ Wetherills Say I Do said...

I think it looks really cute! I love the look. I want to get some hair turbans for a similar look :)

Jamie said...

It's adorable on you!

Ash B said...

I think you really pull that off! Love all the blue and the hairstyle is cute!

Shaylee Ann said...

You make me wish that I could pull that off. So fabulous!

Paige Gunter said...

I LOVE it! I would though. Anything from the 40s or 50s is my kind of style. :) I may have to try this while we are moving next week!

Paige @ Reasons to Come Home said...

You pull of those bright lips, girl! Gorgeous!

After Eleven Blog said...

I could almost comment the same on every post "it's so you!" haha. but it really is so extremely cute and...YOU! I like the polka dots by the way :)

Darcy said...

I think your hair looks great like this!! You should do it more often!!
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Whitney @ EHFAR said...

I have a scarf headband thingy that is a la pinup girl, but I haven't worn it yet!! I would totally wear something like this in public!

Samantha @ Elah Tree said...

I love the scarf look! I have a friend that is awesome at wearing her hair like that. It has never worked for me though, I've tried numerous times, but no luck. So glad you linked up!

Courtney said...

Oh I just adore Sam from Elah Tree. And you too of course :)

The entire time I worked in a salon(five years) I had virgin hair. Long usually too. Totally not a typical hair stylist!!!

I reviewed that lipstick too. It looks great on you!

Ashley Taylor said...

You can TOTALLY pull off the retro look. And I loooovve the updated blue liner. SO CUTE!

xo Ashley
thetiniestfirecracker.com

Jaclyn @ Love And Bellinis said...

I cannot pull this look off, unfortunately, but you sure do! Cute!!!

Caitlin | The Siren's Tale said...

You make a great Rosie!

brooke lyn said...

this looks great! and even though the eyeliner is a bold color it totally works with the hair :)

Jenna Griffin said...

I love the bright blue accents! And that polka dot turban is amazing! You're so creative. Love it!

Laura said...

i love the matching hair and eyeliner! and you're making me want to wear headscarves more often, i've been ignoring mine for far too long! x

Mrs. M ~ a.k.a. ~ April said...

I looked at the pictures and I was like, "Awww, so pretty!" I love the hair piece. Everything looks great together - hair, makeup, and headscarf!

Lauren said...

So cute and I love the pop of blue!

Allyssa Idell said...

You can TOTALLY pull it off, my friend!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Your hair looks so cute!

AwesomelyOZ said...

You look adorable! I LOVE hair wraps - I feel they're retro classic, so fabulous. I'll rock those at work when I'm too lazy to actually do something with my hair, which takes an extensive amount of time. :D Have a great one Rachel! -Iva

Kari said...

I LOVE IT!! You look awesome! The scarf with your blue bangs and blue eyeliner looks so cool. It's retro with a cool twist:) Hope you're having a great week, Rachel!

Tayler Morrell said...

I love wearing headbands and scarves, etc on my head!

Anna Belle said...

LOVE this! You look really adorable and now I am trying to remember where my scarves are so that I can try this myself!

Megan Walker said...

Love the vivid blue eyeliner with the lipstick! I have a bright blue eyeliner I love to wear on the weekends or with an all-black ensemble at work.

Alice Warren said...

I love this whole look! You give yourself too little credit - the hair & makeup is perfect. I could never pull this off.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Ali Hval said...

Dude, you are totally not being too crazy with this style--I absolutely looooove it! The wavy blueness is perfect, and I like that you're even wearing blue eyeliner, too. Way to look cool!

Janna Renee said...

Very cute! I want to add a fun color to my hair at some point! Now that I don't have work to tell me know...haha.

Charlotte said...

I love this look! I think it really works for you. You could try it with all different kinds of headscarves!

Nicole Pivec said...

You can definitely keep this look; it looks wonderful on you!

lisa said...

I love wearing scarfs in my hair- especially in the summer when it's too hot for layered outfits, I feel like it adds the extra color/pattern I'm missing. This looks REALLY cute and I love the blue strands!

Haley said...

I love that look. So classy in a .. casual kind of way!

Zhenya H said...

So cute! I need to try this, since I am always on the look out for new hair styles!
~Zhenya
http://beingzhenya.com

Theresa Sutton said...

This is quite possibly my favorite Rachel style post. Everything about this look is awesome on you! This one is definitely a keeper!

The Grits Blog said...

LOVE the hair!!

Mrs. Cheerio said...

You look great!

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