• Fran’s Four Fabulous and Functional Summer Hairstyles

    By Meghan on Thursday, July 10, 2014

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    ​Earlier this year, acclaimed Seattle style blogger Dana Landon published a photo of a hairstylist wearing Dansko boots—a pair she described as “clear winners.” The photo first appeared on Dana’s blog, then made its way to the Seattle Times, and was later featured on Word of Foot. The stylist, Fran Connolly, just so happens to don Dansko shoes on a regular basis, navigating Seattle’s bustling streets in comfort and style.

    We recently connected with Fran to discuss "four fabulous and functional summer hairstyles,” each with a unique (yet easy-to-master) set of instructions. Which stylish look will you try this summer?

    • Fran’s Four Fabulous and Functional Summer Hairstyles  -

      The Bohemian Bun

      Products: Dry Shampoo, Flat Hair Brush, Hair Tie
       
      Prep: After texturizing your hair with dry shampoo, form a high ponytail with your flat brush. When you would normally leave the ponytail, wrap your hair in a bun and secure with a strong hair tie. Use your hands to pull and tease your hair out of place, completing a fun and stylish pulled-back look.
       
      Place: Weekend brunch with friends
    • Fran’s Four Fabulous and Functional Summer Hairstyles  -

      The Knotted Bun

      Products: Dry Shampoo, Comb, Magic Pins
       
      Prep: Start by lightly spraying your hair with dry shampoo. Then use your comb to part your hair down the center. Knot your hair until none remains, using magic pins to set your hair in place. To ensure that your pins hold firm, place them into the bun and then push up, grabbing a bit of hair from outside the bun. Then pull all of your hair back into the bun, guaranteeing a snug hold.
       
      Place: Casual summer wedding
    • Fran’s Four Fabulous and Functional Summer Hairstyles  -

      The Bohemian Wrap Around  

      Products: Dry Shampoo, Comb, Bobby Pins, Magic Pins
       
      Prep: Spray your hair with dry shampoo and rub throughout, stopping when you have an “out of control” look. Then part your hair down the center with a comb. Lightly wrap your hair around the perimeter of your hairline until you reach the middle; continue to twist tightly. Once both ends meet in the middle of the part on the back of your head, pin the remaining hair against the back of the original twist.
       
      Place: Romantic date night
    • Fran’s Four Fabulous and Functional Summer Hairstyles  -

      The Twisted Bun  

      Products: Dry Shampoo, Pomade, Elastic Bands, Bobby Pins
       

      Prep: Part your hair down the center with a comb, and then spray with dry shampoo. Create two twisted ponytails, one on either side of the part, and secure with elastic bands. Place a dab of pomade on the ends of the tails for a clean finish. Then, begin weaving your hair so that it hides the origin of each ponytail—and hides any elastic bands. Finally, use bobby pins to set hair in place, check the placement of your bun in the mirror, and enjoy your simple new style. 

      Place: Day at the office  

      Whether you try the casual knotted bun, elegant bohemian wrap around or any of Fran’s other beautiful styles, we hope you uncover an all-new do for your summer routine.
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