10 August 2012

Easy Summer Updo

Happy Friday friends! Are you looking forward to the weekend as much as I am?

I'm having the girls out to the condo in Gimli this weekend for some R & R and I can't wait! I've said this before but the hardest thing about moving back to Manitoba was losing my network of amazing girlfriends (miss you Dani, Carrie, Laureen and Jess!). But here we are 5 years later and I've settled comfortably into a little group of just as amazing gals. I'm so excited to hang out and have girl talk and eat and swim and just be girly girls.

Speaking of being a girly girl, I love having long hair but I'm a bit lazy when it comes to actually 'doing it'. We've had a wicked heat wave all summer, which has meant getting that hair off my neck as much as possible. So I love finding easy updo's that look like more work than they actually are...like this one from The Beauty Department. This is my go-to site for hair inspiration - I have 3 in the wings to try.

The step-by-step tutorial is super easy to follow and even though their version was more dressy - I thought it worked well mussed up a bit. Check out the tutorial for full details but basically all you're doing is a high ponytail, leaving out a chunk of hair, then making a bun and braiding the chunk to pin around it. What do you think?

How do you survive hot summers with your hair friends? Would love to hear your tips and tricks!


  1. This looks super cute Lenore!!
    I'm growing mine, so haven't had to do an upstyle for a long time :) Bring on summer!! I'm over cold weather over here!!
    Have an awesome and relaxing weekend at your condo! Jealous!!

  2. Not a totally special hairstyle, my girl always can do some different style everyday, I do not know where she learned that, but really enjoy that! For me I love brown motorcycle leather jacket very much just because its from cwmalls.com


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