Guest post: “second-day-after-hair-washing-hairdo”

Julia and I are really excited to share our first guest post! Our friend Mary from Munich has quite the reputation for fancy hairstyles, so naturally we had to ask her to share her latest trend:

Mary's hairdo

Keep reading for Mary’s instructions!

“For this hairdo you first have to have loooooots of bobby pins and a ribbon in your favourite colour or in the colour that matches your outfit best…. You can also use special ribbon, e.g. a gold one for special festivities.

Other preparations: if you have fine and smooth hair like me, you have to put a lot of (volume-) mousse in your hair before you start. It’s also good to have day-old-hair which makes it more slip-proof. I know that sounds gross but that’s why I call this hairdo the “second-day-after-hair-washing-hairdo”.

But now for the instructions :  Take the ribbon and place it like a hair-band over the front of your head. Then pin it with two pins, you will release them later, no worries. Then you divide your hair and make two braids. Thereby you add the ribbon to one hair strand and integrate it into your braid. You can either make a French braid or a regular braid. The latter will give you more volume at the back of your head in the end. Once you’ve finished, tie each braid with hair ties. Thin hair elastics and ones that match your hair color work the best so you can hide them better in your hairdo. Then you take the right braid and place it over the back of  your head to the left behind your ear. Pin it with several hair pins and ignore the loose end for now. Now repeat this process with the other braid, placing it from the left to the right side of your head. Secure it with hair pins and now you can hide the tips of your braids under the bulky parts of your hair that were formed automatically behind your ears. You will have problems with this if your hair is very long (for example when it already reaches your waist). For this hairdo it would be ideal to have hair that reaches a little bit over your shoulders. Should you have any questions concerning the instruction so far, feel free to ask! I would also  love to see your photos!”

You heard her! If you decide to try this ‘do, simply send in your pictures to wehavetheheart(at)

Thank you so much, Mary, for joining our Hairy Business Week! We can’t wait to see what hairdo you will be trending next!