Easy Braid Topped Chignon Tutorial

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Sometimes the simplest hairstyles are the prettiest. This chignon is just a simple ponytail that hasn’t been pulled all the way through. Cross the top with two 3-strand braids for a versatile updo that’s both sophisticated and casual. I’ve created mine a bit messy to fit my personal aesthetic but this ‘do would look lovely clean and sleek as well. All you need are a few minutes and some basic hairstyling tools so grab some product, a clip, 3 small hair ties, and some bobby pins and let’s get started!

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Tip Tuesday: DIY Sea Salt Spray

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Wave-enhancing sea salt sprays are a summer must have. Why shell out your hard earned cash to buy one when you can easily mix up your own concoction in minutes? Rumor has it that the first beach spray was literally a spray bottle of sea water that Jennifer Aniston’s stylist Chris McMillian snagged at Santa Monica Beach. If you don’t happen to live near the ocean, you can create your own sea salt spray with the benefits of added moisturizers to keep hair from drying out. You are likely to have all the ingredients you will need around the house and you can customize the scent with your own favorite essential oils. Today’s quick tip, or hack, is to whip up a batch of DIY sea salt spray and start enjoying some messy, beachy texture.

Get the recipe and how-to after the jump.

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DIY Fabric Hair Bows

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Bows are just adorable, aren’t they? They are and they are super easy to make yourself. I’ve attached mine to simple two-prong clips and Scunci No Slip Snap Clips to make some awesome hair accessories but these fabric bows are really multipurpose. My son asked for one to have as a clip-on bow tie.

Hair accessories are a great way to dress up a ponytail, braid, or updo. While I think these bows look cute on women of all ages, they are especially great for girls. See?

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In this post, I’ll show you how to whip up some bows including color-blocked, painted, and no-sew versions. This great scrap-busting craft is so easy that once you get started, you’ll want to make a bunch of them. Get the step-by-step instructions after the jump. Continue reading

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