5 Steps To The Perfect Reverse Chignon Ponytail

5 Steps To The Perfect Reverse Chignon Ponytail
Hello! This is Roxie and I am here to tell you that it’s time to take a smart new look at ponytails, and vow to get creative!
There is nothing like the sleek and polished look of a classic ponytail. It is simply the best way to showcase your face and neck, along with your favorite pair of earrings. A fun way to modernize your ponytail is to give it a little fluffing up in the back and add some detail so that it is a work of art from all angles. Add a reverse chignon, throw in some twisting and tying action and a couple of pins and voila! I present you with the reverse chignon ponytail.
To prep your tresses for this look, begin with a misting of texture spray on dry hair. Flip your hair upside down, spray it lightly, and scrunch the product in. Lightly backcomb the hair around the crown of your head to build a bit of volume. Now let’s get started, shall we?
THE REVERSE CHIGNON PONYTAIL TUTORIAL:
1. Start a twist towards the top of the back of your head. As you twist downwards, add hair in from both sides to create a reverse chignon.
2. Secure the twist at the base with a bobby pin to hold it in place against the head at the nape of your neck. I recommend using a large bobby pin for this.
3. Take two small sections of hair from underneath your twist, right at the nape of your neck. Criss-cross them under and wrap them around the twist to secure the ponytail into the twist.
4. Tie the two sections together on top of your twist. Make sure the knot is neat and tight! If your hair is longer, wrap the sections and tie them a second time for extra detail and security.
5. Stick a final bobby pin in through the tied sections and straight up into your twist. Add another pin if needed, just be sure to keep the pins discreet. This hairstyle should look like you used no pins at all!
Now it’s time to rock your reverse chignon ponytail! Don’t be alarmed if it loosens up and relaxes on your head throughout the day. It will look even better that way! Now have fun rocking a ponytail that will be styling from the front and the back!
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TEENAGERS HAIRSTYLES

TEENAGERS HAIRSTYLES
SIMPLE CHIGNON
When you’ve got to get ready in a flash, this is the chignon to master.
How To Style:
1. Prep clean, dry hair with a light hold working hairspray.
2. Create a side parting and backcomb the base interior of hair. Smooth hair and gather in the back just below the crown area. Twist and fold hair into place, securing with bobby pins as needed.
3. Sweep fringe over to one side.
4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.
Best Face Shape and Hair Type:
This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.
Tip:
Accent the sides with Kevin Murphy’s SHIMMER.BUG for that extra glow!
WINTER FORMAL
This carefully crafted updo is perfect for the queen of the winter formal.
How To Style:
1. Prep clean, dry hair with a texturizing spray.
2. Section the fringe area away. Create small curls using a small barrel curling iron.
3. Backcomb hair in the back crown area for massive interior volume, leaving the curled ends out.
4. Begin pinning larger sections in the back leaving the perimeter out for now.
5. Next, begin taking small strands and curling shapes into the overall design. Work your way around the head, taking small sections at a time. Pin and secure with thread for a seamless finish or for extra support. Smooth the fringe over to one side.
6. Finish with a light hold hairspray.
Tip:
Accent your look with iron-on hair jewels like Hair Charmsies.
CASUAL TWISTY ‘DO
Here’s another easy-to-style look that is perfect for wavy or curly texture.
How To Style:
1. Prep clean, dry hair with a light hold working hairspray.
2. Backcomb the interior of the hair all over, leaving the fringe and perimeter smooth.
3. Create a deep side part and sweep hair over to the right side. Section away the fringe and sides for now.
4. Gather remaining hair from the sides and back and divide into four sections — each side, the nape and the back crown area.
5. Take these large sections, twist, then wrap curls loosely into place.
6. Tug at strands for an unkempt, deconstructed finish.
7. Sweep fringe up, smoothing and pinning into place.
8. Finish with a light hold hairspray.
Tip:
Accent with a bejeweled headband.

3 Totally Easy Teen Hairstyles To Recreate This Winter

3 Totally Easy Teen Hairstyles To Recreate This Winter
Looking for ways to dress up your hairstyle this season? Well, look no further! Here’s your one-stop shop for cute and glam hairstyles this winter. We’ve rounded up all the classics: gorgeous waves, cute curls and fancy updos that are great daytime looks and perfect for those fun parties. So, get ready to heat up those hot tools and prepare for the compliments!

NESTLED CURLS

This sweet low bun of nestled curls is accented by a darling braid
How To Style:
1. Prep clean, dry hair with a light-hold texturizing spray.
2. Create an off-center parting and smooth hair back using a paddle brush.
3. Gather hair into two low ponytails. Use a medium barrel curling iron on the ponytail ends.
4. Section off one large strand to create a braid later. Take remaining hair and run your fingers through to loosely separate curls.
5. Take small, one-inch strands and lightly backcomb them before curling and pinning. Continue until all hair is curled and pinned.
6. Take the last section and create a three-strand braid. Sweep it over and across the top of the low bun and pin as needed.
7. Finish with a light hold hairspray.
Recommended Hair Products:
Try Kevin Murphy HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY for a softly textured finish
PINNED UP TWISTS
Here’s a cute updo that’s super easy to style. All it takes is a few twists and pins for a party-ready look.
How To Style:
1. Prep clean, dry hair with a light hold working hairspray.
2. Backcomb the interior of the hair all over, leaving the fringe and perimeter smooth. Use a crimping iron to add extra texture and internal volume.
3. Create a deep side part and sweep hair over to the right side. Section away the fringe and sides for now.
4. Gather remaining hair and create a ponytail. Curl the ponytail length. Backcomb lightly and pin loose curls back.
5. Take hair from the left side and divide in two. Twist and pin back curls as needed.
6. Brush hair over from the crown and sides. Take the crown lengths and twist and pin into place. Take the right side and fringe area and twist and pin in the back.
7. Finish with a light hold hairspray.
Best Face Shape and Hair Type:
This look is suitable for oval, round or heart shaped faces. This style works best on fine to thick hair.

SLEEK STAR

How To Style:
1. Prep clean, dry hair with a light hold hairspray.
2. Create a deep horseshoe parting. Section off the crown area.
3. Sweep the hair back from the sides and up from the nape. Begin pinning hair vertically using bobby pins from the nape up to the crown area.
4. Repeat on the right side for a mohawk-inspired look.
5. Take the hair in the crown area and brush smooth. Brush the underside base towards the center and pin diagonally to push the hair forward for extra volume.
6. Tame any flyaways with a light serum.
7. Finish with a light hold hairspray.
Best Face Shape and Hair Type:
This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

The Prettiest Ponytail Tutorial You Must Try Today

The Prettiest Ponytail Tutorial You Must Try Today
Hi! Today I’m going to show you how to create a quick and pretty ponytail. I hope you enjoy this quick (but fancy) style!
WHAT YOU NEED:
1. Two clear rubber bands
2. Bobby pins
3. Comb
4. Hairspray
THE PRETTY PONYTAIL TUTORIAL:
1. Start with textured hair for best results.
2. Create the first ponytail with the top half of your hair like you are creating a half up half down style. Leave a few face framing pieces out and secure the ponytail with a hair tie.
3. Grab a one-inch section of hair from directly beneath the ponytail and section it off for later.
4. Create a second ponytail with the remaining bottom section of hair. Bring it up and around the original ponytail and secure with a hair tie.
5. Take the one-inch section of hair that remains and wrap it around the ponytail. Secure the end of the wrap with a bobby pin, preferably beneath the pony to conceal the pin.
6. Add more bobby pins as needed and spray the entire style with hairspray to secure.
7. Enjoy your bouncy, pretty ponytail!

A Totally Chic Boho Braids Tutorial For You To Try

A Totally Chic Boho Braids Tutorial For You To Try
Hello! This is Melissa and I am excited to share a fun new boho braids tutorial with you! This look is quick, easy and can be done in a matter of minutes. Not to mention that it doesn’t require any tricky braiding either!
This boho braids tutorial is perfect because while it initially creates a more casual look, it can totally be dressed up with the addition of a few curls. A great half up half down style is always fun to do and adding in a few braids really creates extra interest to any look. Happy styling!
HOW TO MASTER THIS BOHO BRAIDS TUTORIAL LIKE A PRO:
1. Begin by separating out a one-inch section of hair about an inch and a half from the hairline.
2. Divide this section into three equal sections.
3. Cross the side strands under the middle to create a braid.
4. Tie off the end with a clear elastic band.
5. Create a second braid directly behind the first, tying it off with another band.
6. Create a third braid on the other side of the head, opposite the first braid.
7. Then braid a fourth braid behind the third.
8. Now you have four equal braids, two on each side of the part.
9. Pick up the two braids on the left side along with a section of hair at the hairline and bring them towards the back of the head.
10. Next, pick up the braids on the right side, bringing them towards the back so they meet the braids from the other side.
11. Tie the hair together with a clear elastic band and remove the original bands so only one is left.

The Super Quick, Half Up Half Down DIY Hairstyle You Must Try

The Super Quick, Half Up Half Down DIY Hairstyle You Must Try
Hi there! It’s Jenny and I am back with another fast and fabulous DIY hairstyle to try. Running out the door and want your hair to be a little more interesting than just wearing it down? Why not try this easy and foolproof half up half down hairstyle?
This look is perfect for all lengths and hair textures. This is also a great DIY hairstyle to try on day two or three (dirty) hair! All you need is your favorite teasing brush or comb and a few bobby pins. Let’s get to styling!

  1. Start with dry hair. It can be dirty, clean, curly or straight. To achieve the look shown, prep your hair with a large 1 and 3/4 inch curling iron to add soft waves.
  2.  Section out a triangle section of hair on top of your head, starting from the recession line in front of your face to the crown.
  3.  Tease the top section.
  4.  Lightly pull the hair back towards the back of your crown.
  5.  Twist the ends and gently push the hair upwards for added volume. Secure with bobby pins.
  6. Pull desired hair out to frame your face and add interest to the look.

Now head on out the door (fast!) and take on the day with a fun and fresh half up half down hair look.

Hat Hair Affair:3 Beautiful Hairstyles With Hat

Hat Hair Affair:3 Beautiful Hairstyles With Hat
SPORTY GIRL HAIR HAIRSTYLE
Calling all sporty girls! We’re particularly excited about the side braid ‘do that’s paired with a New York baseball cap. Of course, you can choose which team support for this one!
CLASSIC ’90S HAIRSTYLE WITH WIDE BRIMMED HAT
Miss Jenny  has come up with a quick and fun video tutorial highlighting three different hairstyles to wear with a wide brimmed hat. Her favorite, which is also our favorite, is what she calls a “Classic ’90s bang.” She writes, “With ’90s clothes on trend, I’ve been sporting my locks in a ’90s bang all summer so far. Its edgy and youthful.” We suggest wearing this one right into fall, as well.
BRAIDED CROWN TUTORIAL WITH HAT
The braided crown is a go-to hairstyle for lots of women, but have you considered throwing a hat on as the figurative cherry atop your head? We think it’s the perfect touch, especially in these chillier months when you may want to channel a more autumn inspired look. Plus it’ll keep your head warmer. See? It’s got utilitarian purposes in addition to aesthetic ones!.

3 Hat Hairstyles That Are Simply Fabulous

3 Hat Hairstyles That Are Simply Fabulous
Hats are a seriously underrated accessory, but if you ask us, they’re starting to make a major comeback. The question that arises, of course, is how to style your hair when you’re wearing a chapeau. Fortunately for you, we’ve scoured blogs around the web to create a curated list of hat hairstyles that look good with — or even without — a hat atop your head. Enjoy!
ROLLED HAIR WITH CLOCHE
We’re head over heels for this retro look worn by Violet LeBeaux. She actually features six different hairstyles to wear with hats in this post, but we’re pulling this one as our fav. “This is an awesome style for when your hair is dirty or just being annoying and unruly,” she writes. “All you need to do is put your hat on and then roll the hair up so it’s just under the hat. You can leave it thinner or use a hair sausage insert for a more impressive look.” Check out this hairstyle and the five others she features.
HOW TO WEAR A HAT WITH CURLY HAIR
Women with curly hair often struggle with achieving the perfect amount of volume. Sometimes it’s too much, other times it’s too little. Adding a hat into the mix can confound things even more. Thankfully, Sandra  has you covered on that front with this tutorial. She uses bobby pins and a twisting technique that only requires a couple minutes of your time.
SIDE BANGS + HAT HAIR
How adorable is this side bang action that  MiaMor has going on? She recommends a fedora style hat for this look, or something with a wider brim, and a few other hair accessories. MiaMor walks you through the entire how-to in her short video, and it’s all very straightforward and easy to understand.

How To Accessorize

How To Accessorize
Add accessories. One or two well-chosen accessories can really make your hairstyle stand out. One accessory – two, at most – is sufficient.
Use ribbons. If you’re fastening your hair into a ponytail or bun, add a ribbon to the style. You can tie the ribbon over any elastics, effectively disguising them, or use the ribbon alone.
Wear a headband. Headbands can be elaborate or simple, and worn with loose or fastened hair. Experiment and see whether you like the headband to be close to your hairline, or farther back on the crown of your head.
Use clips, combs or barrettes. These can be used to fasten your hair, or simply for decoration. Make sure the colors or designs don’t clash with your outfit or hair color.

How To  Wear Hair Loose

How To  Wear Hair Loose
Wear your hair down. Having your hair loose is a classic way to wear it, and prevents a lot of the damage that comes from keeping it in elastics all day, every day. Here are some ways to get started.
Do it straight. To straighten your hair, you can dry it with a blowdryer and a round brush, or flat-iron dry hair. Some people with stubborn hair blow dry first, then finish with the flat iron. Either way, make sure you use a product that helps protect your hair from the heat.
Wear it curly. Use a curling iron, curling wand or crimping iron to add curl to dry hair. Again, use a heat-protecting product on your hair.

  • To curl your hair without heat, start with damp or wet hair the night before. Twist small sections into tiny buns, and set with gel, mousse or hairspray. Take down dry hair in the morning and tousle gently. Do not brush out.

Get wavy hair. To put some wave in your hair, dry it with a blowdryer and a diffuser attachment, scrunching it close to your scalp.

  • To get waves without heat, put wet hair into regular braids or French braids the night before. Unbraid dry hair in the morning, and tousle gently. Do not brush out.