Monday, September 29, 2014

hair therapy: 2 easy styles for every occasion

bonjour, loves! need some hairstyle inspiration? try these fun and easy bun variations that will make you look chic and put together for any occasion…

to turn heads and make a statement, this Polished Sleek Top Knot Bun is a sophisticated style commands attention and exudes confidence.

get the look:

~ blow dry hair smooth with a light, nourishing oil
~ flat iron the hair
~ mix the light oil and a pomade in your hands and apply generously to the hair
~ use a Mason Pearson Brush and smooth out the hair, gathering into a high ponytail
~ create a loose braid and wrap it around the head
~ anchor with bobby pins.
~ finish with a flexible hold hairspray {such as Oribe Superfine} for shiny, soft control.

the Textured Loose Ballerina Bun is a perfect go-to when you don't have time to rock a polished look but still want your hair off your face in an effortlessly chic way.

get the look:

~ brush out hair; apply a light oil {such as Oribe's Gold Lust} to prime the hair with moisture and help with styling
~ bring hair back to create a low ponytail and secure with a hair tie; keep it loose on top to preserve the texture {key for this look and makes it versatile enough to work for many hair types}
~for a more sculpted, sleek look, add some pomade {like Shu Uemura Shape Paste} to hair 
~take sections of hair and wrap around the base of your ponytail; anchor loosely with bobby pins
~when all hair is pinned, brush the bun gently to pull out a few tendrils of hair

many thanks to Butterfly Studio Salon stylist Jason J. Dougherty for providing the how-to regarding these styles and product recs.

here's to a gorgeous week… :)

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