Easy hair tips to start your new year

Jan 9, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. ET

The Champagne, party hats and glitter may be stored away until next year, but now it’s time to actually live by your beauty resolutions you set for yourself throughout 2012. Did you vow to update your daily ‘do? We asked New York City's Butterfly Studio Salon’s Nicole Descoteaux for two quick and easy hair styles to try this year.

Reese Witherspoon's chignon

For work

Running late and have an important morning client meeting? A quick updo is the perfect solution to look chic and sophisticated to impress instantly.

"Use a good hairbrush and pull hair back into a slick ponytail or create a sleek side chignon by pulling the hair back into a low ponytail with some side bangs," Nicole says. "A decorative hair clip can be added to the chignon for an extra WOW factor." Tip: Add fabulous dangling earrings and a bold red lip for the ultimate power look.

Sarah Jessica Parker's curly hairstyle

For play

When you need to quickly go from work to play for that last minute Friday night date, sexy curls will stop any man dead in his tracks.

"Use a curling iron and randomly curl one inch pieces and clip each curl in place," Nicole says. "Apply your quick makeup routine while allowing the curls to cool, and then take the curls down, shake out your hair and spray lightly with hair spray for a sultry, voluminous look."

For more information on Butterfly Studio Salon, visit butterflystudiosalon.com

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