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Top Knot + Braid

A playful revamp on the classic top knot, I recently wore this look to brunch as a quick little ‘do. It is the perfect style to wear when your hair is a bit unwashed….a favorite way to keep my hair on the weekend and let it just be. Keep the style fresh with this look.


 Follow below for the how-to and the step by step.

You will need:

  • Teasing comb or brush
  • Hairspray| Used: Kerastase Laque Dentelle
  • Hair Tie
  • Hair Donut
  • Dry Shampoo or Kerastase Volume in Powder
  • Small elastic
  • Bobby Pins


1) Part your hair and tease the sides and crown, spraying a light hold hairspray after. 


2) Smoothing the sides,leave the volume at the crown and make a ponytail. Leaving 1/4 of the ponytail out, place a hair donut over the ponytail and secure at the base on each side with a Bobby pin where the hair and donut meet.


3) Braid the left out section, and secure with a small clear elastic. Lightly pull the braid apart to thicken it. Using a dry shampoo or volumizing spray, spritz the ponytail. Back comb the ponytail, letting the hair fall down as you go.


4) Flipping the ponytail over the base of the pony, coil the hair around the donut and secure the bun with Bobby pins at the base where needed.


5) Wrap the braid over the bun securing the ends with a bobby pin. Spritz hairspray all over to finish the look, smoothing the sides and keep the messy texture elsewhere.

Caring for Double Processed Hair

 Have you decided to make the plunge and go Platinum Blonde!? If so, you go sister! Might as well try it at least once. Be prepared though, to invest a bit of time and love into the process and everyday maintenance. If that all sounds good to you.. What is the next step you wonder?

Find a hairstylist who specializes in blonde hair, especially double process blonde, and set up a consultation. Be sure, to give the stylist the full history of your hair and bring photos of the color you would like to aim for. Keep in mind, that going platinum can be a multi-step process, especially if your hair is already color treated. The initial first process or two, will usually be the biggest investment in time and money, but so worth it…when you eventually, achieve the desired result.

Your not done just yet..

The right care for platinum hair is crucial. This is not the time to skimp on great products. Splurge on that luxe shampoo and conditioning mask to keep your strands happy and moisturized. If your stylist recommends it, a purple based shampoo and conditioner is a great idea to fight brassiness and keep those cool and icey blonde tones. This should be used once a week in place of your other shampoo and conditioner. A leave on primer is also important to protect your hair from breakage and moisture loss. It should be applied every time you step out of the shower on damp hair, before you comb it out. Most salons offer in salon conditioning treatments, and if you can, done every, or every other time you color your hair, it can have a huge impact to keep those strands in shape.

If that wasn’t enough..

Condition, condition! If you ever have down time, be sure, to apply a hair mask and wear it for a few hours with your hair in a braid or back in a bun. Even better, wrap a hot towel (squeezed out) in a turban around your hair. This allows the treatment to really penetrate deep into the hair. Not enough down time in your day? Sleep in it.. Just put a towel down on your pillow case. Do this once a week.

Check below for recommended products.

Shampoo & Conditioner Set:

  1. Resistance Therapiste Collection by Kerastase– a two step conditioning system, in which you use a priming conditioner first, then the conditioning balm, followed by a mask, that can be used as a treatment-see above. Comes with a serum to prime and protect the hair after showering.
  2. Ultimate Remedy Collection by Shu Uemura– in addition to the everyday conditioner, it comes with a conditioning mask for extra nourishment, that can be used as treatment-see above.

Purple Based Shampoo and Conditioner:

  1. Alchemic Shampoo & Conditioner in Silver by Davines
  2. Shimmer Lights Conditioning Shampoo & Conditioner by Clairol

Leave in Primer

  1. Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil by Shu Uemura
  2. Ciment Thermique by Kerastase

In Salon Treatment:

  1. Fusio-Dose by Kerastase

Wrap Around Ponytail

This is the perfect hairstyle, to rock on a day that you want to look done and polished but do not have a lot of time- at all. Super quick, this take on the modern pony tail will put the finishing touch on your style.

Follow below for the how-to and the step by step.

You will need:

1) Apply dry shampoo in the crown if needed and part your hair in the desired part

2) Tease hair on the sides and at the crown

3) Give the hair a light spritz of hairspray- this will keep the tease in place

4) Using a boar bristle brush, smooth the surface and pull hair back into a ponytail, brushing the sides tighter and leaving volume in the back

5) Secure with a damage free hair tie

6) Select a small section of hair from underneath the base of the ponytail

7) Spray the selected section with hairspray and smooth with fingers- this makes it easier to wrap

8) Wrap that section around the pony tail as far as you can, landing under the ponytail

9) Secure the end of the wrap by placing a bobby pin up, flipped and then back in, with the ridges facing down under the hair

10) Lightly tease the ponytail to give it fullness and volume then finish the look by spraying the hair and smoothing flyaway’s with the brush

Bohemian Braided ‘Do

I adore fresh flowers in the hair.. So when I walked by the farmers market the other morning, I knew I had to grab a few when I saw these beauties. You never need a reason to put flowers in your hair. Try to incorporate wearing some, whether nonchalantly tucked into a bun, or like this magical look.. All through out!