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Eva Longoria hair tutorial: romantic braided chignon

/ 11.03.2014
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  • Eva Longoria with a braided updo
  • Eva Longoria with a braided updo
  • Eva Longoria with a braided updo

Braided updos are always a great option for date night, a night out, a wedding or just because, and Eva Longoria gave us a much needed dose of inspiration with this beautiful hairstyle!

It looks fairly intricate, and it is, but don't let that put you off because this hairstyle is just too gorgeous not to try.

Motto of the day: You are more dextrous than you know.

How to style it

Step 1
Brush your hair through to remove any tangles, then part it on your favorite side.

Step 2
Starting on the side with less hair, French braid from the crown, back to the nape of your neck. Secure the ends with a small elastic.

Step 3
Repeat the previous step on the side with more hair. Don't worry if the braids seem a little messy, the extra texture only amps up the romance of a hairstyle like this!

Step 4
Gather the unbraided hair and the ends of the braids into a low ponytail.

Step 5
Spray the lengths of the pony with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray, then gently tease with a fine tooth-comb to add volume and texture.

Step 6
Arrange the pony into a messy chignon at the nape of your neck and secure with plenty of bobby pins. It should look a bit like a messy bun, only really, really messy.

Step 7
Add shine and keep frizz at bay with a mist of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to complete the look.

What do you think? Will you attempt Eva Longoria's lovely braided chignon?

Read more: Check out these super easy video tutorials for more braided styles to try.

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