It’s hair week here on Coco & Vera. It’s not a secret that I wear the same hairstyle all the time. So, for a fun change of pace, I’ve teamed up with local stylist Fran Rizzutto to share three fabulous – and simple – night out hair styles with you this week. Bonus: if you visit Fran at Vq Salon in Winnipeg and mention Coco & Vera, you’ll receive a free conditioning treatment!
Beach waves are the ultimate effortlessly put together hairstyle. I love curls for everyday – and I admit, I find rollers a lot easier to control than a flat iron. But curls, beautiful as they are, look like they take work to achieve, and that’s because they do. Beach waves look like they just happen. In that way, they are the perfect Parisian hairstyle (although you won’t see many beach waves in the French capital.) When I am getting ready for an evening out with one of my girlfriends, or my BFFFF, I always try to remember Garance Dore’s singular advice about getting dressed the French way: “A Parisian… dresses in her eternal outfit of jeans and high heels with her hair down. Because, really, getting dressed up means you care. She’s got better things to do.”
Styling my hair has never felt effortless. But I think the end result should look like it felt that way, no matter what the reality was. (And Garance Dore does add to her quote that, of course, the effortless Parisian hair down actually takes five hours to achieve.) Especially when I’m going out with friends. The important things about a night spent with friends are the company, the conversation and the wine. How everyone looks is secondary. That doesn’t mean I don’t spend time on planning my outfit, doing my make-up and styling my hair. I absolutely do. But I don’t want it to look that way – and beach waves are the perfect style to conceal the effort it takes to style my unruly hair.
Wine dates are my go-to when it comes to planning time with my friends. And, increasingly, I’m replacing my go-to curls with beach waves. I’m still practising creating them myself, admittedly. But progress is progress, and I’m lucky to have an awesome hairdresser to help me out.
Tell me, what’s your favourite hairstyle for a night out with friends?