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5 Simple Street-Inspired Updos

Chignon Slick Bun Clipped Bun Loose Ponytail High-Flicked Bun
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Chic and fabulous.

Looking for hairstyle inspiration? Often, the easiest place to find inspiration is right under your nose. We've scoured the sidewalks and found five brilliantly-easy updos that can be worn to the office, a cocktail party, and everywhere in between...so you don't have to!

 

The chic chignon

 

Keep your hair out of your face with this tousled and chic simple chignon. Perched on top of the head, not only can this style show off your neckline, it looks effortlessly elegant with that sense of je ne sais quoi.

 

The slick bun

 

Similar to a chic chignon, this sleek version is minimal effort with maximum effect. The main point of differentiation is where it sits on the back of the head--a bit lower than a high bun. To get the look, simply tie your hair back into a ponytail and wrap it around into a bun. Secure it in place with bobby pins and a few spritzes of L'Oreal Professionnel Infinium 3 hairspray to tame unruly strands. Take the look to the next level by slicking back the crown for a sleek, wet-look effect.

 

The clipped bun

 

This knot sits low at the nape of the neck and is held in place with a clip or clasp on the side of the bun. It's easy to do and looks incredibly professional for office meetings and events. With your hair out of your face and neck area, we recommend pairing this style with oversized earrings.

 

The loose ponytail

 

For a relaxed and laid back style, opt for this loose ponytail. The look is soft and tamed, but strands can also be pulled out of the ponytail to frame the face. For extra volume, apply L'Oreal Professionnel Tecni.Art Volume Envy Extra onto towel-dried strands and tease the ponytail before tying it back with an elastic.

 

The high-flicked bun

 

What do you get when you take a high ponytail and fold it over? A high-flicked bun! This quick and easy hairstyle is a classic. The trick is to tuck away the end of the ponytail for a neat, yet, relaxed finish. To keep your hair looking and feeling its best be sure to incorporate L'Oreal Professionnel's Serie Expert Inforcer shampoo, conditioner and mask for a high-shine finish.

 

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