Snake Skin Print Dress // Chanel Purse // Zara Sandals
I think it’s safe to say that many girls, myself included, pay a lot of attention to their hair. Although I have been blessed with naturally wavy and thick hair, this all becomes a disadvantage during the Hong Kong summers. My hair simply does not survive the day with all the rain and humidity which is rather discouraging when trying to style it. Last year, after discovering the ease and control of a ballerina bun, that became my go to hairstyle for the entire summer. The bun was effortless, chic but more importantly lasted from day until night. This summer however, I’ve been experimenting with new possibilities.
NN and I were out for his birthday celebrations (starting with a champagne brunch at one of our new favourite restaurants) and even though I try to stay perfectly coiffed normally, we put in the extra effort while getting ready for the special occasion. I prefer to attempt updos with day old hair as the added texture is easier to work with and I don’t have to use as much product. This simple side ponytail only required slight teasing at the crown, an elastic band and a few bobby pins to keep things neat. I finished the look with a quick re-curling of the ends of my hair, followed by a light spritz of hairspray. This hairstyle was just as long lasting as the ballerina bun, but I felt more feminine with the gentle curls framing the side of the face. I haven’t found another occasion to repeat this look yet, but I have a feeling it may become this summer’s favourite.
Photos by NN