Half Crown Braid Worked Into A Messy Chignon
This style is the epitome of messy-chic and looks 100 times more intricate than it actually is to create. A perfect hairstyle for locks that have gone a couple of days without a shampoo, the end result hides any hint of dirty strands. Since this style is all about texture, it's often chosen by blondes or those with hair with different dimensions, as the twists and wraps stand out within the beautiful mess.
Instantly give your daytime hairstyle a chic and playful update by pinning it to the side with a little added texture and tousle. Start by placing hair to one side, exposing the shoulder. Take strands close to the neckline, behind the ear, and wrap under, securing tightly with a bobby pin so hair stays to one side. This is a perfect look to complement a festive holiday top, especially a one-shoulder or strapless number.
Sleek And Straight Or Smooth Waves
You don't need to start from scratch to create sleek and smooth strands. Carry a small straightening iron in your purse to de-frizz and refresh tired locks. My go-to is the Babyliss Titanium Mini, which works whether you're going for stick-straight or a soft curl at the ends. To create soft, sleek waves, take sections and slowly wind hair like a ribbon and hold around the iron for a minute.
Refresh A Day-Old Blowout
A little fluff and finesse can go a long way to revamp a day-old blowout. This is the quickest and easiest refresh when you have T-minus five minutes before heading from your desk to drinks. Flip your head over and massage your scalp for instantaneous body and texture. Flip hair back and place ends where you want to see them. See? Volume and chic movement with a little hair flip.
A sparkly headband or hair pin will give your 'do a festive finish in the blink of an eye. Place the piece so it's seamlessly incorporated into your hairstyle, whether straight or wavy. Tuck strands around and pull wisps out in places to make the accessory appear delicately integrated into your look.