Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Greek Goddess

It's time for another simple & pretty summer up-do!  I saw this look on the InStyle website and just knew I had to share it with you all.  I have already done posts on the undone bun (here), the feminine ponytail (here), the side braid (here) & the ballerina bun (here) - which are all great options when it gets hot outside and you just want to pull your hair off your neck & shoulders. 

This look is slightly more sophisticated, but still soft and romantic...and even those of you with shorter hair can pull this one off!  Technically, it is still a bun, but it has that goddess-y twisted-back detail in front, making it totally chic & definitely date-worthy!  Take a look & then read below for 3 simple steps to recreate it yourself.

How to try it:
1) On either side of your head, roll back the strands along your hairline, adding more hair as your work your way backwards, just like you do with a French braid. (Tuck in a few pins if you find the twists are heavy and tipping forwards.)

2) Wrap the two twists into an "untidy" bun and secure with pins and elastic.  If you have shorter hair and aren't able to make it into a complete bun, just twist as much as you can & pin it into place.

3) Lightly spritz with a flexible hold hairspray to tame flyaways and help secure the style.



Alysson said...

I LOVE this!! thanks for sharing...I am always looking for fun cute ways to throw my hair up in this summer heat! XO

elizabeth s. said...

she is Gorgeous!!!



Love Lillian said...

Cute, I wish I time to do this stuff. Love those earrings!

Lindsay With An "A" said...

I love this whole look! Everything about it - the hair do itself....the bold lip....and the turquoise earring! FAB!

Linda said...

Love this look! Thanks for sharing! Looks complicated but you made it super easy to understand! (:

Jessica Marie said...

Love this hair...and the makeup...and those earrings! Lots of inspiration here! (And thanks for the instructions for the hair!)

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jill said...

gorgeous look - I wish I had attempted it before I cut off ten inches of my hair. Your blog is great, definitely following. come visit me!