Haute Spring Hairstyles

Friday, March 27, 2009 | Tips & How-Tos, application tips

If you’re like me, your tresses need a little pick-me-up from time to time. What better way to refresh your look for the new season than to try a fresh, new hairstyle? This spring brings a wealth of fashionable ‘dos for every occasion, so ditch your signature look and show your locks some love with one of these simple, pretty new styles.

The Sleek Ponytail
This style is great for the office or an evening out, a perfect
transitional day-to-night hairdo. Start by pulling dry hair back into a
ponytail at medium height. Next, take a small chunk of hair from the
bottom of the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic band. Secure with
a bobby pin and finish off the look with a dab of smoothing serum to
tame flyaways. To make things a little more interesting, add some curl
to your ponytail. Separate hair into two sections. Spray the first
section with hairspray and curl with a curling iron. Hold for 10
sections and repeat with the remaining section. Then, twirl both pieces
together around your fingers so that they form one curl.

Soft Waves
Loosely tousled waves capture the carefree, romantic vibe of spring, and the style itself is almost as effortless as it looks. This look can be achieved a couple different ways. For fine and straight hair, section your hair off and curl with hot rollers or curls. Separate the locks with your fingers—instead of a brush—and spritz lightly with hairspray to keep curls intact with a natural look. Those with a little more natural body can try textured waves. Apply a leave-in conditioner to clean, damp hair and scrunch in large sections. Let your hair air dry and you’re ready to go.

The Side Chignon
Spotted on celebs like Kate Winslet and Lauren Conrad, the side chignon is both elegant and modern—an up-to-the minute take on a classic updo. Start by parting hair on the side and pulling your locks back into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck. Then, loosely twist the hair and loop it upward, winding into a doughnut shape. Secure with bobby pins and add a bejeweled clip (tortoise shell clips look great for less formal affairs). Finally, pull a few small strands of hair from the front to frame your face for a delicate, wispy finish. 

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