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Audrey Hepburn Hair Tutorial: Chic Pig Tails


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Audrey Hepburn created this iconic look in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  This Audrey Hepburn hair tutorial will show you how to easily have this classic hairstyle.
Audrey Hepburn Hair
I am truly  inspired by everything Audrey Hepburn – her fashion, beauty and talent are all so overwhelmingly beautiful to me. If you’re like me, you might not immediately think “classy” as describing pigtails. But since anything that Audrey touches is class, these are for sure the way to go if you’re going to wear them.

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1. Section + Tease: Create a side part and section hair by bringing forward about 2 inches of fringe {or bangs} at the hairline. Pick up a 2 inch thick section at the top of the head, spray the under side with a styling spray and tease at the roots. Bring the piece down and comb over lightly to smooth out any kinks.

2. Twist + Pin: Leaving the fringe pieces out, divide the top section of hair, twisting then pushing slightly upwards to create volume at the crown. Secure with bobby pins.

3. Tie+ Wrap: Make two ponytails at the nape of the neck with the bottom half section of hair. Include the front fringe now by tucking behind your ears and tie with thin elastics. You can also wrap thin pieces from the under side of each pigtail to cover the elastic, like we did.}

4. Smooth + Curl: Wrap the ends of the ponytails around a 1 1/2 inch curling iron and set with a medium hold hairspray.

5. Adorn: This is just a little extra step to show how you can dress this hair style up. Use a sparkly brooch {like we did} a cute headband or flower tucked into the twist to make this a party look.

6. Voila! A few spritz of a setting hairspray and you’re all done. This look is great for an everyday casual look or even for a special occasion like a wedding. If you have curly hair, round brush it the night before.  If you have fine, limp hair use a thickening shampoo + conditioner the day you’re going to wear this hair style.

Thanks to Hayley Anderson Photography for shooting, Chelsey Jackson for styling the hair and my beautiful friend Brittany for being the lovely model. 

About the Author: Arleene Taylor is a professional makeup artist living in Orange County. She is a past Beauty & Fashion Contributor on Somewhat Simple who continues to share her passion on her site My Heartistry.

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in October 2011

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