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Our Favorite Work Week Hair Tutorials


If you’re anything like me, you probably get into a hair rut every once in a while. Working at a beauty company certainly makes it easier to find hair inspiration, but week after week I still find myself sporting the same styles 90 percent of the time: down and slightly messy, or up in a ponytail. For May, I’m aiming to expand my hair horizons with some new work-appropriate styles. Keep reading for five of my favorite hair tutorials, featuring styles you can easily do before rushing out the door in the morning.

The French Fishtail Braid

The French braid is soooo over—it’s all about the French fishtail now. Just kidding, but this style is dressy and easier than it looks (plus, it will have your coworkers complimenting you on your creativity).

The Princess Roll

Equally cute for work and a dinner with your parents, this style is a crowd-pleaser in the Birchbox office. Bonus: Remove the roll at the end of the day for happy-hour ready soft waves.

Our Favorite 5-Minute Updo Hairstyle

Technically this video was geared towards what to to wear to a fancy holiday party, but there’s no reason not to wear this cute Gibson roll year-round.

Katia’s Ridiculously Easy Wavy Hair Tutorial

When we say our co-founder Katia’s hair inspires envy all over our office, it’s no joke. So we jumped on the chance to see exactly how she gets her signature waves. Turns out that her technique is quick and easy enough to do in twenty minutes before work.

How To: Braided Up-Do

Another favorite video starring Katia, this time demonstrating how to get that crown-braid everyone is wearing. This is a fool-proof way to camouflage slightly dirty hair and transform a boring look.


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