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HOW TO: Rebecca Minkoff Inspired Hair

Here’s how I wore my hair for the Rebecca Minkoff runway show at Saks Fifth Avenue.

How To: Braided Updo

Rainy Day Updo

Half up Half down

This is one of my favorite hairstyles. It looks good on everyone and is so easy to do! Clean hair, dirty hair, or curly the half up half down style is definitely going to work for you.

Center Part

I love her center part. If you look closely you will notice they teased the crown a slight bit and only brought back the bang area. This is great for someone who is self conscious of their ears.

Center part with a bump

This is a great variation for someone with curly or wavy hair. Leave the bang area out to frame your face. Tease the top a bit . Gather the sides and top and secure with bob pins.

Up and Away

When I was little my grandma always wanted my hair out of my face! I hated that then but oh how I love it now. This is a quick way to brush all your hair up and away from your face and look put together + age appropriate at the same time.


This looks great on anyone with super silky shiny hair. Use a large barrel iron to give the ends some bend. Brush your bangs and top of your hair straight back and secure with bob pins.

P.S. Always remember to create an X when securing bob pins. This ensures they lock and your style will last all day.

Create your own updo

Some of you may know I go 3 days between shampooing. If you didn’t check out my 3 day blow out blog post to find out how I do it.. https://kristenlinares.wordpress.com/2011/12/04/the-3-day-blow-out/ So typically by the third day my hair has been attacked with dry shampoo making it very easy to work with. All I need now is BoB/ Hair pins.

Bobby pins… are great for creating a secure style. Most people feel the need to open them up before use which causes them to not work as they should. Make an X with your bobby pins to lock a section of hair.

Hair pins… are great for detail work. Once you have secured your shape with bobby pins you can then insert hair pins strategically to create texture or a softer hold. Insert hair pins as you would one of those old school hair combs. You direct the pin the opposite way..grab some hair…then flip it in the direction you want it to rest.

This updo took five minutes… I simply twisted each side back in a very gentle manner. I then gathered the hair in the center back gently twisting into a coil. Hold coiled section with one hand, insert bobby pins with the other.


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