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{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:

bouffant.3.11. 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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