Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Loop It Up

It has been far too long since I've done a hairstyle post.  So if you're like me & looking for something different to try...this twist on the classic chignon is a perfect (and incredibly easy) way to look chic in the new year.  This style was featured on the models at the Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 show and will work best for those with medium to long-length hair.  Take a look at the finished product & then read on for how to do it yourself:

To recreate:

1) Start with clean dry hair (straightened is best for this style) and part down the middle.
2) Slightly tease at the top for a little volume (if needed) and pull all your hair back to the nape of your neck.
3) Pull out a 1 to 2 inch section of hair from underneath and leave loose.
4) Secure the rest of hair with a clear elastic into a low ponytail - but do NOT pull hair all the way through, forming a loop.  Make sure the ends that are sticking out are on the under-side of the loop & not on top.
5) Take the loose section of hair from underneath and wrap around to cover the elastic.  Pin in place with 1 or 2 bobby pins.
6) Finish with a light spritz of hairspray.



Sarah@Pencil Skirts and Lattes said...

I really should try different things with my hair - I'm just lazy about it. Plus my hair is SUPER heavy so fun updo's are mostly out of the question. I did wear it up for a night out around the holidays but of course didn't get pictures. Looks like today it'll be curly since it's pouring down rain here. I realize I just wrote a book in your comment section, and not really about the hairstyles you posted LOL. oops. My point was, thanks for posting this, I definitely need to try it :) Happy Wednesday, lady!! :)

Kimberly said...

Sarah, my hair is heavy (& naturally curly) too! That is why low styles like this one are easier to pull off than top-knots or higher up-dos. :)

Styleclouds said...

I love hair tutorials especially now that my hair is a little shorter than before. I like this hairdo a lot and I will definitely try it. Thanks for sharing this. Have a wonderful wednesday! xo, Christina

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

simple yet pretty!

Megan Muller said...

Only negative is you'd probably have to have long hair for this look. Have you tried it? It looks super chic!


Alysson said...

oh this is so pretty! I've done something similar, but I kind of wore it off to the side. Works better for my round face!

Kimberly said...

Megan, I did try it and for my length hair (med-long), it works perfectly! If you have a lot of layers, it might be tricky though. :)

Fashion By Alicia said...

I need to try different looks with my hair. My hair is layered so I am not sure I could pull this off, but I definitely want to try.

Mary said...

Obsessed with this! I love doing fun things with my hair. Thanks for showing.


Clare Christine said...

Such a great hairstyle. I am slowly working on growing my hair out, it has always been short-medium length, I have tons of hair and a lot of volume (so I am not sure it this would work well with my hair, but trying definitely can't hurt!) I just happened upon your blog today and I think it is wonderful. I love all of your suggestions (your closet picture is the DIY project). So happy I found your site and I hope you are having a wonderful week!
Twirling Clare

Kimberly said...

Clare - so glad you found my site too! Thanks for visiting & for taking the time to comment! :)

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Love this look - so chic!