Hair How-To: Style Your Strands into Summer’s Hottest New 'Dos!
Posted Monday July 9, 2012 10:28 AM GMT
We love the look of loose beach-y waves and pin-straight prettiness; however, this summer chic up’dos are dominating the hairstyle scene!
Easy to create and maintain, there are four particular looks we are seriously obsessing over – the topknot, the fishtail, the chignon and the high ponytail.
All require ZERO heat styling, which is music to our ears during the sweltering days of summer. They’re also very versatile and can be worn on casual and formal events alike.
Read on to discover styling tips and advice on how to create these four fabulous summer hairdos!
The Topknot: Being dubbed as the hottest hairstyle of the season, the topknot – or high bun – can be seen everywhere from the runway to the red carpet and beyond! Putting a modern twist on the ballerina bun, this is certainly one ‘do we’re obsessing over. Check out this styling video to nab some tips on how to create this look for yourself!
The Fishtail: Don’t let its intricate appearance fool you! This ultra-sexy braid may look complicated, but it’s actually extremely simple to create. We loved the look of Blake Lively’s fishtail braid worn to the ‘Savages’ NYC premiere. To make it sultrier in nature, tease your strands for a more voluminous look. Follow the tips in this styling video to learn how to create this hot summer hairdo!
The Chignon: Sophisticated and oh, so classy, the chignon has quickly become one of the most chic looks of summer for a variety of reasons! It’s extremely versatile and relatively easy to create. You can wear it centered at the nape of your neck, or dramatically shifted to the side. Incorporate some tiny braided strands to your chignon for a little added flare! Take a peek at this video for tips on how to style your chignon!
The Sleek, High Ponytail: Raise the bar on your normal pony and shift that baby up a bit to new heights! The sleek ponytail is perhaps the most easy ‘do to create! All you need to do is brush your tresses up to the top of your scalp and tie into a ponytail. To make it seriously glamorous, tease the pony to give it some gorgeous volume. Then, take a 1-inch strand of hair and wrap it around the elastic tie to create a seamless style – secure with pins.
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