In this day and age, we’re all crunched for time. So going from work to happy hour with hair that suits any occasion is of utmost importance. Look and feel your best with a very versatile ‘do that takes you anywhere. We’re falling for these flirty, fabulous, feminine styles that are perfect for day or night.
Bombshell Bardot hair
Get Brigitte Bardot-inspired hair a la Sienna Miller. Because, I mean… c’mon, how stunning does the star look here? So effortlessly chic!
To start your style, Paul Cucinello, Creative Director of the Chris Chase Salon in Chelsea, advises prepping damp hair with a light volumizing spray. “Evenly distribute throughout your hair, making sure to pay special attention to your roots. Next, blow dry hair with a large round brush, and lift at your roots to create volume in the crown.” Give a generous spray of dry shampoo for texture. Gently tease the hair at your crown. And finally, lightly brush the crown back, gathering your hair in the center at the back of your head. “Secure with pins, being careful not to lose the volume you’ve created,” says Paul. “And make a center part in front, stopping about 3 inches back.”
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Bangs, bounce and bouffant retro seventies
Put a little bounce in your step and in your hair! This flirty, voluminous ‘do looks fab for a fancy brunch with the girls or a special event on the town. To start, celebrity hairstylist Cesar Ramirez recommends spraying root boost all over your roots and blow drying hair with some major volume. “Section a front section of your hair to create a bang if you don’t have any,” he advises. “And using large rollers, wrap the back section of your hair away from the face.”
On the front section of your hair, use slightly smaller rollers and wrap the hair toward your face. With a blow dryer on a low heat setting, Cesar suggests blasting each roller for a few minutes, before letting them cool down for 10 to 15 minutes. “Once you remove them, flip your head over, brush your hair and finger comb through it with a finishing styling cream. Flip up, and voila! Beautiful bounce.”
Photo credit: Cesar Ramirez
Sweet — but sassy — knotted chignon
A classic bun looks gorgeous no matter where — or when — you wear it: to the beach, pool, office or club! Why not take things up a notch this summer though, and add a twist (OK, more like a knot) to your timeless chignon? We’re certainly all for it! Celebrity hairstylist and owner of C The Salon in Studio City, Claudio Lazo, explains how:
“First, brush your hair back into a low ponytail. Tie a knot through it, and pull the knot toward your scalp. Pin it in place, wrap your hair into a bun shape and secure.” Yep, it’s that simple.
Photo credit: Claudio Lazo
What’s your go-to girly hairstyle for day or night? Share it with us in the comments section below!