Spring brings some easy, and some not-so-easy, hair creations. On the simpler side: low ponies, messy buns, triangle part and accessory-ridden. As for those looks that appear easy breezy but so aren't: the ultimate blow out, slicked back, mega braided and over-the-top attitudinal hair.

Whether you choose bold or low maintenance, great hair is all you this season.


Hair from left to right, starting at top: Etro, Isabel Marant, Bottega Veneta, Richard Chai Love, Nina Ricci, Anna Sui, The Row, Ralph Lauren, Fendi, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen.

The big, poofy bun made it big on Pinterest over the summer. There were plenty of tutorials on how to recreate the look. However, this video from Folicle Salon and Spa in Charlotte has to be the best! Enjoy a glimpse from their Holiday How To Hair party, benefiting the Humane Society of Charlotte. And try out this easy up do for yourself!

Will I do it? I think so. However, let's be honest, I might chicken out.

I've been wanting to go red for at least 10 years now. I have never quite gotten up the nerve. Mostly because hubby and kids are adamantly against it. Why, I wonder? And I haven't told my parents or sisters yet. I guess I'm waiting to see if I'll actually go through with it. My appointment is set next week with Edward and we're both prepared for one of two shrieks — 'I can't believe I didn't do this sooner' or 'Well, at least I gave it a whirl.'

The far right middle red (also shown here) is my keep-going-back-to-red. The key will be matching up the right red with my cool skin coloring. Though, you can see I gravitate toward the warm, vivid reds, too. As I see it, what have I got to lose? If I hate it, I go back to au naturel (snooze).

So, whatcha think? Yes or no?


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wavyponyWith a busy schedule, I often look for shortcuts when it comes to styling my hair. When I came across this look, I knew this would be a great option for me.

Straightening my wavy hair requires work. So, I'm often sporting air-dryed hair. Not that this particular style is unique. The difference, however, is that I typically try to tame the ends in a low pony, where this look embraces a puffy tail. Me likey!

If you run into me this week, you may find me working the low wavy pony. How would this work for you?

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Transitioning into a new season brings about terrific change. And brave moments that you might not otherwise have. I mentioned a few of weeks ago that I went darker in hair color for fall — a few shades darker than my natural color with light ombré highlights underneath the top layer of hair. It has taken quite some time to get used to the change. Though, I'm glad I did it. I needed a fresh look.

I always talk about my 'if I were brave enough' hair dream with Edward Woody, CEO of Folicle Salon and Spa. Fire engine red has been it for me for as long as I can remember. However, I think I may have found a red to transition into before going for the real deal.

I just love this look from the Isabel Marant FW12 runway show. Who knows, maybe winter will bring another level of bravery!