Original Post Date: February 18, 2009

hello there! so today, as promised, i'm sharing my new favourite hairstyle! seriously, i've been doing this all week. i hate to say that i borrowed (and modified) the look from nicole richie.she's really not my favourite person but in that picture at least, she was really awesome hair. i'm not so much into beehives so i traded it for a simple chignon. instructions below!

1. keep short layers at the front to frame your face. (and this works with both side and middle parts!)
2. leave out a couple of longer sections on each side of the head to create the plaits. (i find putting two on both sides, à la richie, does look better, but it is more time consuming. it's your perogative.) as you braid pull them toward the back of your head. spray the braids with hairspray.
3. secure the braids and the rest of your hair in the middle of the back of your head in a ponytail.
4. twist the ponytail into a chignon. (easiest way to make a chignon: seperate the ponytail into a top and bottom have and twist them around eachother and secure it with any elastic.)

have bobby pins on hand, just in case. but don't be upset if a few strands come free, it's meant to look a little messy.

good luck!