Saturday, June 11, 2016


I am going to share a non-fiction book with you this evening.  Now and then one catches my fancy because it contains something I would like to learn or try.  I do not read many non-fiction books nowadays (I used to read them all the time when I was younger).

Hairstyled by Anne Thoumieux shows seventy-five ways to braid, sculpt, curl, tease and add accessories to your hair.  The book has great pictures and helpful directions.  Some of the styles are easy to accomplish and others are a little more complicated (and need the assistance of another set of hands).  There is a glossary at the back to explain the various terms used in describing the hair styles and how to achieve them.  Each style has the degree of difficulty, items needed to accomplish the hair style, and directions with pictures.  Some of the styles shown are the fishtail braid (which is the one I wanted to learn), The Punk’s Pouf, The Zig Zag Par, and The Hair Bow (reminds me of Minnie Mouse’s bow).  There are styles for all hair lengths (from short to long).  The book also show a person uses for scarfs, barrettes, headbands, and ribbons.  I have tried a couple of the styles.  It takes patience and practice.  My mother also loved this book.  She had a good time going through it, and she even tried a couple of the different looks.  I had a hard time getting the book back from her.  I give Hairstyled 4.25 out of 5 stars.  There is an index of styles at the book of the book which makes it easy to find the look you wish to try out.  I do wish the book had a spiral binding so the book would stay open (would make it much easier).  Also some of the styles only show pictures of the back of the hair.  It would be very beneficial if pictures of the front were included in the book.  If you are looking to try out some new styles, check out Hairstyled.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review of the book.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I am off to enjoy my evening (nothing exciting)!  I am going to read and watch Outlander.  I am just starting The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman.  I hope all of you have a delightful evening.  Take care, stay safe, and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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