How to Make Cute & Dressy Hairstyles

Blake Lively makes her look dressy with embellished curls.

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Sometimes you want to be a little bit fancy. If you've got a swanky event to go to, or if you just want to glam up your look, try a cute and dressy hairstyle. Some fancy styles are much easier to create yourself than you might think, so whip out your hair products and get to styling!

1.

Start with a fantastic blowout to make your hair full and shiny. Dry freshly washed hair using a blow dryer and paddle brush. Make hair even smoother by drying hair in smaller sections. If you have very frizzy hair, after blow drying, use a flat iron to smooth it further.

2.

Add some gorgeous curls to your tresses. If you have longer hair, use a large-barrel curling iron. If your locks are shorter, go with a medium-barrel one. Wrap sections of hair around your curling iron, holding it vertically. Once all hair is curled run your fingers gently through it to break your curls up.

3.

Add a dollop of smoothing serum to hair, incorporating it thoroughly. Mist your locks with hair spray to keep your curls in place. Wear your hair parted in the middle or in a deep side part for a more dramatic look.

4.

Leave your hair curled, or take it further and work an updo. If you decide to wear your hair down and want to glam it up a little more, try adding a sparkly comb and using it to push your locks back.

5.

Try a loose chignon. Not only is this style easy to pull off yourself, it's totally elegant. Your curled hair gives you a great starting point that'll make your chignon full and pretty. Just gently pull your hair back and twist it loosely into a bun shape, securing it in place with bobby pins.

6.

Embellish your updo if you like. Try a sparkly or otherwise decorative headband or add a few sparkly bobby pins to your look to make it even more fancy.

Things You'll Need

 

1.Blow dryer

3.Flat iron

5.Smoothing serum

7.Bobby pins

2.Paddle brush

4.Curling iron with various barrel sizes

6.Hair spray

 

Tips & Tricks

 

If you work an updo, try letting a few curly tendrils hang loose to frame your face to create an easy, romantic look.

 

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