BLAKE LIVELY'S SIDE-BRAIDED CHIGNON IS PERFECT FOR YOUR BIG DAY...
Here's how to do: First fatten up strands by misting on a hair powder then part hair on the side and pull into a ponytail. Leave a section an inch thick free. Braid the piece that's left out of the ponytail, secure the bottom with a clear elastic, and pull on the braid with your fingers to loosen it up a bit. Using a larger elastic, tie the braid into the bigger ponytail. Wrap hair into a bun, keeping it in place with U-shaped pins. If you choose an updo, don't wash your hair the day of the ceremony - it won't stay. Get a blowdry the day before for your rehearsal dinner then, for your wedding day, your hair will be prepped and ready to style.
Apply a few drops of Argan oil through your mid-lengths and ends. Work the product into your hair before blow-drying and straightening, and be extra generous with the serum on your ends.
Since they’re the oldest part of your hair shaft, they are more porous than other areas and need the extra TLC. Once the serum is in place, use a boar bristle brush to blow hair smooth, then follow with a quick pass with a straightening iron to smooth out any kinks or a curling wand to give some waves.
A mist of hairspray will lock out the humidity and give your style extra staying power.