The Good Life
with a Southern Drawl

Chic Updo And Full Brows

By Amy Bailey — June 30, 2014

Big plans for the weekend? An easy and chic way to get spruced up for a night out on the town is tying your hair back into a simple updo. Yes I said simple! Updos do not need to be complicated and time consuming, try a soft braided chignon with these tips from Edward Tricomi, celebrity hairstylist and co-owner of Warren-Tricomi salons. The look is perfect for balmy Summer nights!

“Nothing looks chicer than a classic chignon. It is timeless and elegant. By braiding the hair before wrapping into the chignon, you get a youthful, modern twist.” – Edward Tricomi, celebrity stylist and co-owner of Warren-Tricomi salons

If you want to avoid frizz on your night out, this style is ideal. When you get out of the shower, create a deep side part and then slick hair back into a low ponytail with leave in conditioner. This is key – especially in humid climates as the conditioner will weigh hair down and keep it hydrated so moisture does not seep into the hair causing it to frizz. For extra control, add a dollop of hair gel. Take the ponytail, do a simple braid and then twist into a chignon. Secure with an elastic. Smooth the style out with finishing cream and then a light layer of hair spray for extra hold.

Make sure your brows are in check once your hair is swept off of your face. The right shape to your brows and filling in a few sparse areas can have a dramatic effect on your whole look. Right now it is all about attention grabbing full brows. Get the look with TouchBack BrowMarker, Sally Hansen Now Brow Perfect Arch Brow Kit, and great Tweezers to shape and fill for perfectly arched brows, like these recommended by Sally Hansen:

  • Perfect the Arch Dual Slant Point Tip Tweezer: This multi-tasking wonder does it all. Use the slanted edge against the skin for larger areas and the pointed end for detail work along the brow line. ($14.49)
  • See the Light Slant Tip Lighted Tweezer: Illuminate every hair with the battery operated slant-tip lighted tweezer. ($12.49)
  • Get to the Point Round Point Tip Tweezer: Perform detailed work with the precision of a pointed tip and the safety of rounded ends. ($7.49)