The recent heat wave in New York City has me suddenly obsessed with updos. This loose, side-braided style, spotted on AnnTaylor.com, fits the bill. It’s practical (in that it gets the hair off my neck), polished (in that it’s a definite style) and just the right amount of sexy; the perfect look for a scorching hot day. Here, blogger Susanne Sawyer shares her thoughts on how to replicate it at home. Thanks Suz!
I love this “accidentally sexy” look—especially because it’s so easy to create. First, wrap large chunks of hair around a large barrel curling iron to add a natural wave. Next, tousle your hair with a bit of Schwarzkopf Osis Dust It to boost fullness, increase hold and add a slightly grungy powder matte finish. Sweep the hair to the side, divide it into two sections and twist them a bit before braiding the ends and securing them with a transparent hair band.