Big plans for the weekend? An easy and chic way to get spruced up for a night out on the town is tying your hair back into a simple updo. Yes I said simple! Updos do not need to be complicated and time consuming, try a soft braided chignon with these tips from Edward Tricomi, celebrity hairstylist and co-owner of Warren-Tricomi salons. The look is perfect for balmy Summer nights!
“Nothing looks chicer than a classic chignon. It is timeless and elegant. By braiding the hair before wrapping into the chignon, you get a youthful, modern twist.” – Edward Tricomi, celebrity stylist and co-owner of Warren-Tricomi salons
If you want to avoid frizz on your night out, this style is ideal. When you get out of the shower, create a deep side part and then slick hair back into a low ponytail with leave in conditioner. This is key – especially in humid climates as the conditioner will weigh hair down and keep it hydrated so moisture does not seep into the hair causing it to frizz. For extra control, add a dollop of hair gel. Take the ponytail, do a simple braid and then twist into a chignon. Secure with an elastic. Smooth the style out with finishing cream and then a light layer of hair spray for extra hold.
Make sure your brows are in check once your hair is swept off of your face. The right shape to your brows and filling in a few sparse areas can have a dramatic effect on your whole look. Right now it is all about attention grabbing full brows like Camilla Belle’s in the picture below. Get the look with TouchBack BrowMarker and Sally Hansen Now Brow Perfect Arch Brow Kit and Tweezers to shape and fill for perfectly arched brows.
THE NOW BROW PERFECT ARCH BROW KIT $9.49
Refine, define, arch & accent with this innovative brow shaping set. Featuring one brow scissor and one brow shaper. The perfect brow starts just above the inner corner of the eye and extends slightly past the outer corner. Brush brows to desired shape. Trim any long, stray hairs with the scissor and then use the Brow Shaper to shape brows. Careful! The blade is very sharp.
SALLY HANSEN’S TOP THREE TWEEZERS:
- Perfect the Arch Dual Slant Point Tip Tweezer: This multi-tasking wonder does it all. Use the slanted edge against the skin for larger areas and the pointed end for detail work along the brow line. ($14.49)
- See the Light Slant Tip Lighted Tweezer: Illuminate every hair with the battery operated slant-tip lighted tweezer. ($12.49)
- Get to the Point Round Point Tip Tweezer: Perform detailed work with the precision of a pointed tip and the safety of rounded ends. ($7.49)
TOUCHBACK BROWMARKER $19.95 Exclusively at www.TouchBackGray.com
Guaranteed to deliver mistake-proof results, the TouchBack BrowMarker is designed with a unique fine tip marker that deposits just the right amount of color for even, natural-looking coverage. The innovative, smudge-proof, budge-proof formula lasts all day by bonding to brows and skin, filling in any sparseness and enhancing brows’ shape and color. Simply apply to clean, unmoisturized brows using short, upward strokes, moving in the direction of hair growth. Continue to fill in until desired level of coverage has been attained, and voilà, you’re set to strut your stuff and show off those eye-catching brows.
AVAILABLE SHADES: Dark Brown (suitable for black/dark brown brows),
Medium Brown (suitable for medium/light brown brows), Blonde, Auburn