7.9.11

{hair how-to: the sexy bouffant}

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. . . and it has been a very long time since the last hair how-to, and after a little shopping for next week's trip to new york, all that is left are shoes {perhaps these?}, and the perfect up-do, and if you have been reading for a while, you will know about a love for brigitte bardot-esque hair, and so, a few tips on how to keep things sexy & tousled . . .

[instructions after the jump]





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1. let's begin


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2. take a section of hair from the crown of your head -- it can be a large section, or a modestly sized, one as pictured


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3. if you have a backcombing brush, use it, if not, any fine bristle brush will work; use the brush to backcomb, backcomb, backcomb that section of hair, starting at the middle of your hair and "peeling" back


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4. it should begin to look quite frizzy . . .

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5. flip it back

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6. pat it down a little, if you like & that it's it! add a little black eyeliner and some lipstick and you're set

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. . . and for a slightly edwardian and more prim & proper variation:

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1. backcomb everything like crazy


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2. lightly brush the top layer of hair so it's smooth, then twist hair into a little bun and secure with pins


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3. pretty, right?

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. . . and last but not least, the half bouffant:

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1. backcomb it


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2. then pin it


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{all images & instructions [with edits] by hannah of hannah and landon via honey kennedy}


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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
* gilded party animal cupcake toppers
* a braided brass hex nut bracelet
* a sweet nothings garland
*
a classic english hand-tied bouquet
* summery ombré napkins

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18 Comments:

Blogger The Glamorous Housewife said...

So beautiful! I swear, no matter how much I back comb or use spray, my hair always falls flat. But your post has inspired me to at least try it again.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

September 07, 2011  
Blogger Miss B. said...

Gorgeous!!!

September 07, 2011  
Blogger November Grey said...

Sexy sexy look! xx

September 07, 2011  
Blogger sécia said...

Beautiful. Loving these shots too.

♥ sécia
www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

September 07, 2011  
Blogger Cat said...

Love the half! You are one smitten lookin kitten :) xx Cat

September 07, 2011  
Blogger Jill Graddy said...

I love these. Who knew backcombing was the trick to the perfect bun?

September 07, 2011  
Blogger ceo said...

Looks great.. my hair doesn't do that ever...

xx
CEO

September 07, 2011  
Blogger Karlita said...

amazing shoes!! and the perfect time to wear them!.. I will try something similar to that, but with my natural curls.. love this series!

September 07, 2011  
Blogger blue roses said...

i am always looking for more ways to look like brigitte bardot....

seductive, suppliant, waiting...

September 07, 2011  
Blogger Sparks In Spring said...

Wow this is the perfect hairstyle, it looks specially lovely with your hair color! xx

September 08, 2011  
Blogger Andrea Reh said...

I'm such a fan of the half-bouffant - it's one of my favourite styles.

Andrea x

September 09, 2011  
Anonymous Lauren Conrad Style said...

These hairstyles so remind me of the classic look that Lauren Conrad goes for and you make it look so effortless! I don't have any special events to attend but I will have to try these out :) Thanks!

September 11, 2011  
Blogger Miki's scrapbook said...

You are adorable! And os is your hair :).

Happy Monday!

Miki.

January 23, 2012  
Blogger Rebecca and Lori said...

Very cute! I love a good Brigitte Bardot inspired hair-do! Thanks for sharing.
~Lori

January 26, 2012  
Blogger Abigail. said...

Looks so good! I'll try it one on of my 'non-curls' day :)

January 30, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tutorial. The half-bouffant is my style of choice. I use a mattifying powder, which is really helpful in lifting my thick hair.
Thank you, Roseline, for the glimpses of beautiful things.

March 14, 2012  
Blogger Tricia Rose said...

Yes I could do all that, but I wouldn't LOOK like that! More like the divine BB now, and strength to her.

June 27, 2012  
Blogger Riley Schwarcz said...

You're sooooooo pretty! <3 Love these looks too.

June 15, 2013  

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