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How to Do a 5-Minute Updo

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How to Do a 5-Minute Updo
easy chignon
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Got a last minute invite to a cocktail party? No sweat. Nothing is easier or more elegant that a chic chignon—just think Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman or a host of other beauties from the Oscars. An updo is also a great cheat when you're in desperate need of a haircut but have no time to visit the salon.

Bonus: This style works best on slightly dirty hair, so you don't even have to shampoo first. Follow these step-by-step instructions for insta-glam.

You'll need:

  • A fine-tooth comb
  • Dry shampoo
  • Ponytail holder
  • Bobby pins
  • Barrette
  • Hair spray

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