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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

18 | notes :

The Glamorous Housewife [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

Miss B. [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous!!!

November Grey [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sexy sexy look! xx

sécia [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful. Loving these shots too.

♥ sécia
www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

Cat [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

Jill Graddy [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

ceo [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

xx
CEO

Karlita [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

blue roses [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

seductive, suppliant, waiting...

Sparks In Spring [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

Andrea Reh [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

Andrea x

Lauren Conrad Style [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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!

Miki's scrapbook [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

Happy Monday!

Miki.

Rebecca and Lori [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

Abigail. [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

Anonymous [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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.

Tricia Rose [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

Riley Schwarcz [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

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