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Antoinette Beenders’ Soft, Twisted Pony Chignon

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Antoinette Beenders’ Soft, Twisted Pony Chignon

Aveda Global Creative Director Antoinette Beenders went for a soft, model off-duty look with a bit of an edge at Stella McCartney’s Autumn 2014 Fashion Week show—taking a ponytail and transforming it into a tousled bun. “We put short hair up in a loose, undone chignon and kept long hair down with a barely there wave created by twirling section of hair and letting it set with a little heat,” she says. “We completed each look by tousling and running new Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Oil through hair for extra moisture and shine.” Here’s how it was done.

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    Section hair and prep according to texture and condition. Use Aveda Damage Remedy™ Daily Hair Repair to repair and strengthen hair. Or use Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Style Prep to smooth hair and help tackle humidity. For fine hair use Aveda Pure Abundance™ Style Prep to boost volume.

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    For the long look: twirl small pieces of hair from the back section first, heat with a blow dryer and let set. Repeat on front 2 sections of hair.

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    For the short look: guide hair away from the face and secure into ponytail just above nape of neck with millinery elastic. Twirl ponytail around elastic and pin in place. Let shorter pieces of hair stay free for a more undone appearance.

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    For the long look: gently tousle and run Aveda Dry Remedy™ Moisturizing Oil through the hair. Also run fingers through the short look with the oil starting at the temples and finishing the at elastic.

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    Finish both looks with a misting of Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray all over for a strong but barely-there hold.

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    PRO-TIP: For hair that needs more moisture incorporate Aveda Dry Remedy™ Moisturizing Shampoo and Dry Remedy™ Moisturizing Conditioner into haircare routine in addition to Dry Remedy™ Moisturizing Oil.

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    Finished look.