BHLDN + Irrelephant: Modern Updos

December 10, 2014

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Along with every holiday event invitation comes the task of finding a new way to fancy up your haira challenge any time of year, but especially when gift shopping and tinsel-trimming are taking up the time you need to scroll through Pinterest hairdo boards. In need of inspiration ourselves (hello, engagement parties & winter brides!), we turned to Joanna Ballentine and Molly Stilley, the incredibly sweet stylists behind lifestyle blog Irrelephant, to create four looks just for us.

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We turned the halo on its head (literally) by wrapping it around one side of this (un)classic French twist and securing its ribbon on the other.

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The trick to perfectly imperfect curls? Curling the top half of each strand in one direction and the bottom half in the opposite.

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An update to the traditional ponytail, a few spritzes of saltwater is key to the texture in this casual-yet-sophisticated look. We’d love it for a city hall elopement or downtown engagement party.

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We wrapped a delicate halo around the low bun and gently pulled out soft, wispy strands for a romantic feel.