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{All images via Sebastian/Devries PR}
 If you know me (which you kinda do at this point if you are reading the blog!), then you know I am a sucker for a messy chignon. When this gorgeous 'do landed in my inbox, I knew I had to share this perfectly unperfect updo with you. Thomas Dunkin (a genius!) and the Sebastian hair team were on hand backstage styling playful and pretty chignons to complement Alice + Olivia's Fall 2011 collection at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. The collection, along with the hair, evokes timeless elegance and unabashed glamour while speaking to the girl who is flawlessly fun and full of life. 

Here's how to get the look:
1.     To start, dampen the hair with water and generously apply Volupt Spray throughout the hair.  Blow the hair out with just your fingers, keeping any natural texture in the hair and making sure the hair has plenty of volume. 
2.     Once the hair is completely dry, leave a soft parting where the hair falls into a break naturally. From here, spritz all over with Shine Define for flexible control and gently pull back the hair to either the center or to either side.
3.     Twist very small, subtle sections on the sides and pull hair back into a large chignon and allow what pieces pop out to remain loose. Secure with a natural-colored hair band, matte bobby pins and fine pins.  Pull the chignon into a pretty shape and secure with a few more pins.
4.     Finally, spritz the hair with Trilliant for a soft natural hold and beautiful shine.

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  1. Seeing your post reminded me that we need to get coffee! Are you going to the Blog at The Moon event Saturday night? It's on the Boston blogger group facebook page in case you don't know about it.

  2. I love these looks so much. I had post about hair too this week.


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