Monday, September 10, 2012

Beauty School: With a Twist

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Photos: (left) Suno Spring 2013 runway, courtesy BellaSugar; (right) hairstyle by Genny Calleja.

New York Fashion Week. An onslaught of stunning, frothy designs that would look great in your closet.

If only you could afford them.

Here's a Fashion Week look you can get right now: a sweet and surprisingly simple hairstyle inspired by the models at Suno's Spring 2013 runway show.

And, thanks to Paul Brown hairstylist Genny Calleja, it's absolutely free.



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Part your hair off to one side. Starting at the top of your head, pick up the main front section and divide into two.
Lei Chic Start twisting the sections together, wrapping the hair away from your face. As you work your way down, take small sections of hair framing your face and add it to the twist.
Lei Chic Every so often, scrunch the twist, pushing it up toward your part to loosen.
Lei Chic Once you reach your ear and all the hair framing your face has been incorporated, combine both sections in one hand and keep twisting until you reach the top of your shoulder. Secure the end of the twist with an elastic.
Lei Chic Insert bobby pins along the twist to secure it to your scalp.
Lei Chic Repeat the process on the opposite side of the part, twisting toward your face. Keep in mind this section will be smaller than the first.
Lei Chic Anchor both twists at the nape of the neck, each with two criss-crossed bobby pins.
Lei Chic Gather all your hair into a low ponytail and secure with an elastic.
Lei Chic Divide the ponytail into two sections and twist. Then, pinch the ends together with one hand and use the other hand to loosen the twist.
Lei Chic Wrap your hair around the base of your ponytail, forming a low bun.
Lei Chic Secure firmly with bobby pins. Use a fine-toothed comb to smooth flyaways and finish with hairspray.

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Photos: (left) Suno Spring 2013 runway, courtesy Zimbio; (right) hairstyle by Genny Calleja.

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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