{hair how-to: sexy & tousled}


. . . before dashing out the door with a latte and mile-long to-do list, a very favourite way to wear my hair {besides a chignon, of course!} is in soft, loose waves, a little tousled, a little sexy and a little '70s -- wonderful for the work-week, but especially so for the weekend, but whether it's a downtown lunch meeting or a late sunday brunch, it's always perfect for breezy april days . . .


b e f o r eoy o uob e g i n,op e r f e c tot h eos e t
three essential steps, for just enough volume & bounce to be the building block of any style:

o n e
begin with freshly shampooed hair, for a beautiful, natural shine

t w o
massage volume & body mousse through the roots, then blow-dry hair smooth, using a large round brush if your hair is naturally curly, or a paddle brush if your hair is naturally straight

t h r e e
for body, you can use hot rollers, velcro rollers, or a large curling iron; for a curling iron, randomly twist slices of hair around the barrel and carefully pin up until cool, and you're set for any of the sexy, tousled styles below...


e a s y t w i s t
a ponytail on top, pulled up in the back, then turned over on itself like a bun--but only half done; one elastic band (and a couple of pins if your hair is really thick) should do the trick


u n d o n e u p - d o
a random parting, a few loose tendrils left out and a tiny bit of back-brushing on the crown, gently lift the top and sides, ease it all back and hold with an elastic band


s o f t b u n c h e s
let hair fall into a natural, off-centre part, then gather the lengths into two ponytails and fasten very loosely with ribbon just below the shoulders



n a t u r a l b o d y
or, if your prefer, for an even less laboured look, after hair is set, simply brush out just enough that it looks a little lived-in, being careful to not straighten ends, keeping a few relaxed a curls


{p.s.} previous how-to's:

h a i r
* a side chignon

* a classic chignon
* a double-knot

e v e r y t h i n g e l s e
* a braided brass hex nut bracelet
* a sweet nothings garland
* a classic english hand-tied bouquet
* summery ombré napkins

{images: from glamour uk, fashion editorial, the big easy; model: lindsay lullman at next models, london; photographer: simon emmett; creative director: charlotte-anne fidler; hair: sam mcknight at premier; makeup: mary greenwell at premier; nails: andrea fulerton at emma davis via fashionising; steps adapted from
glamour uk}

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Blogger mary said...

thank you, i am in desperate need of some hair inspiration, so lovely.


April 07, 2011  
Blogger The Pocket Stylist said...

Oh I love sexy loose hair this has to be my favorite way tower my hair

April 07, 2011  
Blogger Naomi Goodman said...

So that's what my look is called...honestly it happens because one I live near the sea and the air is perfect for this look and two, I am always running or rushing to the next meeting! Love it.

April 07, 2011  
Blogger Maggie May said...

Can you elaborate on "pinning up" the curls you just created? It would be so helpful! Thanks xo.

April 07, 2011  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

maggie may -- certainly :) just take the piece of hair that you've just curled and loosely pin it up so that it is easier to work with a new section to curl -- a large metal salon clip would work -- hope that helps! x

April 07, 2011  
Blogger laily said...

adore this!

April 07, 2011  
Blogger define1lady said...

Oooh... I love to have that kind of soft wavy hair! The makeup is so glamorous too!

April 07, 2011  
Anonymous The Iconic Blog said...

So soft and feminine.xx

Thank you so much for including me in your links last week!


April 07, 2011  
Blogger Ray said...

Gorgeous hair! I wish mine could look like that.. sadly, it is insanely thick and never lays quite right. You have inspired me.. somehow I must find a way!


April 07, 2011  
Blogger Elle said...

I love 60's and 70's inspired hair :) just the other day, I was doing my hair trying to keep in mind "modern day Bridgette Bardot"...love it!
love, live & wear

April 07, 2011  
Blogger Callie Grayson said...

just getting my hair to a length were I can do these sexy styles.
Now I am ready for spring!

April 07, 2011  
Blogger Erin*Sparkle&Hay said...

that undone updo is spectacular!!!

April 07, 2011  
Blogger Texskiss said...

As a blondie with hair akin to rabbit fur I like this post~~oh to have vavavoom hair! We can dream, can't we?!

April 07, 2011  
Anonymous meenal @ maison marigold said...

what gorgeous hair she's got..any which way you style it..its beautiful and she's stunning too..thanks for sharing the tips..have a lovely day..do visit a surreal holiday home on my blog when you have a moment! xx meenal

April 07, 2011  
Blogger helen said...

ugh these are lovely. i think when i try to go for "tousled" it just looks messy :/

the daily nook :}

April 08, 2011  
Blogger Tamra of walkswithBella said...

Ohhh with this kind of weather in ny, i need to be rocking the tossled windy a little rainy look. perfect share.


April 08, 2011  
Blogger Sarah Klassen said...

these are wonderful looks + how-to's—thank you for sharing them! I might have to try the slight up-do tomorrow... it's my Mum's Birthday, church and work all in one day, so I think it will be the ideal look :)

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend.


p.s I came across the most pretty vintage teacup, with a scalloped edge, pearly interior, in pale pink, with gold detailing and wished that I could send it to you...

April 09, 2011  
Blogger Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

This is so beautiful and so helpful. Must admit that I'm completely in the dark when it comes to styling my own hair, truly! Each time I try to style, never quite turns out how I imagine or hope so I usually end up wearing it down straight or up in a bun. However this looks possibly doable so I'm going to give it a try! Thank you for sharing and convincing me to put forth a little more effort. It looks gorgeous.


April 10, 2011  
Blogger Ana Louisa said...

I love this! Excellent photos. Thanks for sharing!

April 11, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't get how you did the easy twist got any more tips on how to pin it up?

July 17, 2012  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

anonymous -- yes -- pull hair into a ponytail on top of your head, fold forward and in half, then pin it under

July 18, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like a donut bun? p.s how did u do the front ?

July 26, 2012  

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