Thursday, June 22, 2017

Creating An Updo With A Hairpiece

Accessorizing With A Hairpiece

Hey there readers! Ninety percent of the time when you see me, my hair will look something like it does in this picture. Somewhere around shoulder length, or a little bit longer. But, from time to time, I like to update my look with an "updo" and today I'm going to share one of my secrets for creating the updo look. 

Can you tell I'm wearing a hairpiece? I am, and I think the piece matches my hair color really well. 

The hairpiece I'm wearing uses a simple clip. I'm holding the clip open in this picture so you can see it. 

This is what the other side looks like. This is the side that people see when I'm wearing it. This particular style clip is kind of the "messy bun" look. 

The fun thing about wearing this hair piece is I can create different looks wearing it higher or lower on the back of my head. It's so easy. I just pull my own hair into a ponytail holder, but on the second loop I stop pulling the hair through about halfway so I have a little "loop" of hair sticking through the rubber band. Then I clip the hair piece on top of my ponytail and spread out the hair on the hairpiece to make sure my ponytail is covered. I always check the back with a mirror to make sure you can't see my own hair in the ponytail holder.

Depending on the length and/or the thickness of your hair you may need to use hairpins to secure your own hair flatter against your head. I didn't need to do that, though. 

So, do you ever wear hair pieces? I actually own several different hairpieces. Some work with a clip like the one today, some work with a "claw" clip that clips on the back of my head and a couple have braids that spread out from a ponytail holder that I simply place over the "loop" of hair that I pull through the ponytail holder and then I secure the piece with hairpins. I'll try to show you some of my other pieces in future posts. Now here is the best part about these pieces; they aren't that expensive! I have purchased my pieces over the years mostly at the drugstore from the hair section. One, however, was purchased for $1 at a Dollar General store! And there is a fun story about that particular piece. I was wearing it at church one day and the person behind me in the choir line said, "How long did it take you to braid your hair that way?!"  They had absolutely no idea I was wearing a hairpiece! Obviously, if you are thinking of getting a piece, you want to make sure to match the color as closely to your own hair color as possible. Unless, of course, you purposely want to make a statement with different color hair! I have found that most of the drugstore hairpieces tend to have sort of a "highlighted" color look so that the piece blends well with different hair colors within that particular color family. And there are always lighter, medium tone and darker tone choices available. So, have some fun with your hair! Even if you have shorter hair, you can wear these clip pieces as long as you can make a tiny little ponytail. The hairpiece will cover the tiny ponytail up! Hairpieces are a great way to help you cope with those bad hair days or days when you just want to change up your look a little. Hope you enjoyed today's post. Let me know what you think!

Until Next Time,


Lay said...

The hairpiece pictured here matches your haircolor exactly! Though my hair is definitely too short for hairpieces, I think they are a great and very fun idea for having a new do on any given day or event. And you make it look so easy! As always, thanks for sharing your creativity and ideas for adding more spice to life!

Karen said...

I love this idea Debbie! Your hair looks great in the updo, and you definitely can't tell that's a hairpiece! I'm positively going to go out and find one (or several) of these! I like the addition of highlights too, looks so natural! I'm stopping on the way home to find one of these. I have longer hair and on the weekends generally just tie it back and give it a break. When it was a lot longer I did the messy buns all the time and prefer that look, so thank you for the inspiration. I just had no idea you could actually buy these things (I know, where have I been! You look so cute with the updo!

Debbie Styles Life said...

I hope you find a hairpiece you like, Karen. I really enjoy mine. Let me know if you try one! Have a happy weekend! :)

Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond said...

That hairpiece looks so natural! Thanks so much for sharing with us at #overthemoon link party. I’ve shared on social media. Have a great week and see you next week.
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