A Professional Updo For The Office (Or Any Work Space!)

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Step #1:

Section off a portion of your hair (in what we like to call the “bang area”) and braid it. This updo is flexible so if you prefer french or fishtail braids feel free to mix it up.

Step #2:

Next, mess it up! Loosen the braid by pulling it apart. This makes it wider and helps create volume (especially for fine haired gals!). Don’t be afraid to make it messy! It’ll also add texture.

Step #3

Now, move to the other side of your head and section off the same amount of hair you did for the braid. Twist the hair. Place bobby pins into the twist to secure it, then continue to twist until you’ve wrapped the hair around the back and to the other side of your head.

Step #4:

Grab the braid and pin it above the twist.

Step #5:

Continue to twist the remaining hair and pin it to the back of your head. This last step is flexible. If you’re interested in a more laid back appearance then make a messy bun, otherwise create a more structured look by continuing to twist the hair and pulling it into a tight circular bun.


Busy Morning? Here’s A 5-Minute Makeover

There’s no remedy for early-morning sleepiness beyond getting up and pumping some adrenaline through the body, but hiding the dark circles under your eyes is a way to fool everyone if not yourself. On the mornings that our tired minds get the best of us, the makeup routine can be long and painful, or sometimes if you’re running late not reasonable at all. Because of this, we created a natural look that can be applied within five minutes. We focused on the eyes, the cheeks, and the lip. Stylist Chutney Gates is the makeup artist behind the look.


Step #1: Apply Aveda’s concealer or mineral tinted moisturizer to the areas highlighted in the photo. This will hide the dark circles and make your eyes appear wider and brighter. 


Step #2: Use a brush to apply Aveda’s petal essence face accents (i.e. blush!) to the cheekbones. This will create dimension.


Step #3: The easiest way to feel more put together in the morning is applying a strong lip! We recommend a rehydrating lip glaze.


Step #4: Smile! It’ll help put the hectic morning behind you and replace it with a productive day. 


Here are the products we used today.