Dog Days of Summer Top 5 Hair Styles!

ARGH!  Beach Head!

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Time to embrace that salt lick as a Sunny Summer Season Trophy!

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Grab a chopstick – adorned or free with the delivery food – twist your hair and stab that sucker right in!

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Hair clip a la J Crew?  Don’t mind if I do!

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Perfect twisted bun holder for a bike ride or anything else a fantastically fun summer day requires.

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Nothing better than a ponytail whipping around in the wind of an open car window!

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Hairbands.  Put on and go.  End of story.

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seriously – end of story.

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Geek Chic

Next time reversecommuter considers getting bangs someone please slap me hard to remind me of the really fun growing out phase that I am currently enjoying.

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Straight hair people have only just a few hair style choices.  Long or short.  Bangs or no bangs.   That is it.  Four possible outcomes.  Little wonder in the dark days of January 2015 I decided to throw caution to the Snowmageddon surroundings and go for bangs.

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I blame Brigitte Bardot.  Her fringe always look beach-wavy-just got-out-of-a-busy- steamy-rumpled-up-bed gorgeous kind of bangs.   Even Leandra Medine of Manrepeller fashion fame & fortune crumbled and got banged.

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So I did what any self respecting bang-growing-out fashion obsessed type would do…I bobby binned those near blinding shaggy bits right out of sight.  Yup, a bobby pin.  Hence the nod to Geek Chic.

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It works so don’t judge. When was the last time you solved a MAHJOR hair problem with something that costs 0.004?

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The Big Bang!

What is it about January that begets BIG change in the hair department?

Every January, like clockwork, reversecommuter decides to mix it up.  Let’s keep in mind that this means DRASTIC change like…a trim…or maybe a few curls…or a side part.  WOAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Easy does it Marcia Brady!

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Blaming the cold weather is the perfect answer.  It’s SUPER cold, days are short, kinda trapped indoors like a poorly trained hibernator, if that doesn’t cue hair cut I don’t know what does!

Sienna Miller has bangs…

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Jane Birkin arguably had THE best bangs…

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With a very close second place going to Bridget Bardot…

Unknown-2Adding bangs is a big change but at least it has been historically recognized as a lasting hair trend!

reversecommuter now has bangs.  Or as my 5 year old has dubbed them, “BING BANGS”.  Length is now a few inches shorter too – did you know that long hair should be trimmed every 8-12 weeks?

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If nothing else, mixing up the order apres shower has made this frosty January fun and different – who knew you have to dry bangs quickly so as to avoid crazy hair?!?!?!?