Blog Tour Review: Amazing Hairstyles by Becky Porter


Amazing Hairstyles: From Easy to ElegantAmazing Hairstyles:
From Easy to Elegant
by Becky Porter
Hair & Beauty
Paperback224 Pages
October 7th 2014 by Plain Sight Publishing


Tired of bad hair days? Popular hairstyle blogger Rebecca Porter teaches you the basics of braids, buns, and twists, and helps you combine them to create amazing hairstyles for any occasion. Go from drab to fab at any age with the easy, step=by-step tutorials in this essential guide.

My Review

This was such a fabulous book! I know I've pinned a million different looks on Pinterest, but sometimes the links are bad or the results vary. This book is a one-stop shop for braids and updo's. Each braid/hairstyle includes step-by-step instructions along with pictures. There are also a LOT of different hairstyles. I counted forty one of them. Besides those there are also sixteen basic techniques. I also liked how there are five different sections: (1) Tips, Essential Supplies & More, (2) The Basic Techniques, (3) Easy & Effortless Styles, (4) Everyday & Any Occasion Styles, and (5) Elegant Updos & Special Occasion Styles. I liked that I could look at how to do something really basic and then could also look at a style where they used a braid or two in a different way. I've always struggled a little with the Fish Braid, but now I've got it down. Some of the hairstyles don't work for my daughter or I because she has shorter hair and mine is thinner, but a lot of them did and were fun to play around with. If you need a handy, in-one-place, detailed instruction book for braiding and updo's then I would highly recommend Amazing Hairstyles! It's definitely a book I would gift as well.

Source: From tour host/NetGalley, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Becky Porter is the hands behind the hairstyles. Since starting her blog, in 2008, she has been making the world a prettier place, one head of hair at a time. Besides having a passion for doing hair and teaching hair classes, she loves music, baking, and spending time with her family. She lives in Utah with her three amazing daughter’s and one patient husband.


  1. I definitely need something like this, I always end up just tying my kids' hair into pony tails...and I need to learn the fish braid!

  2. Actually, yes! We've got a section in the book about that! :)

  3. Oh I'm so happy you enjoyed our book. Thanks so much for reviewing our book and I'm glad you found it helpful! I appreciate you taking the time to go through it & write a review! :)

  4. It was a pleasure to use, Becky, and I'm planning on continuing to use it. I've definitely been doing more with my girls' hair and my own and I love that it's thick enough and so helpful that I definitely think it's worth owning a copy and gifting. Thanks for stopping by ! :)

  5. This book is great! Lots of different sections, techniques, and how-to's. I definitely recommend it!

  6. It's an awesome book, Heidi, especially for long hair!


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