Special Occasion Hair Styling + Giveaway

Special Occasion Hair

Special Occasion Hair

I’ve pinned over 100 hairstyles on my Special Occasion Hair board on Pinterest, but I haven’t perfected many of these styles myself. Do you ever see a fancy braided hairdo and wish you could do it yourself? I attempted one…here’s what happened.

Special Occasion Hair

I needed a special occasion hair style to wear to a friend Liz of In Search of Water’s party earlier this month. I’ve been rocking braided hairstyles since I’ve had hair long enough to braid, but I usually just wing it. This time I used the step-by-step instructions from the book Stunning Braids by celebrity hair and makeup stylist Monaé Everett, which you can totally win at the end of today’s post!

Special Occasion Hair

The style I chose had a teased pouf behind a side braid that was a Dutch braid transitioned into a regular braid and then pankcaked to make it looser. Don’t know what those fancy braiding terms mean? I didn’t either, but the book filled me in. It’s really not as difficult as it sounds! I need more practice to perfect the braiding techniques laid out in the book, but with instructions it was easy to make it look nice.

Special Occasion Hair

Outfit Details:

Dress: Nordstrom Rack – Similar from Macy’s

Cardigan: Jean Paul Gaultier second hand –  Similar

Necklace: Target  – This one is very similar, just a different color, and it’s on mega clearance.

Stunning Braids Book & Giveaway

Hairstyles for special occasions

This book is easy to follow with photos for every step. The beginning has how-to tutorials for beginning braiders as well as some truly fancy ‘dos for more experienced stylists. It’s a great resource to have on your shelf for when you need inspiration for a new special occasion hair style. The styles in the book encompass options you could wear to weddings, parties, formals or just to work.

The publisher of Stunning Braids is generously giving away a copy of the book to one lucky Pink Paperdoll reader!

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Pretty Statement Jewelry to Accent Special Occasion Hair

6 Comments on Special Occasion Hair Styling + Giveaway

  1. Monae Everett
    January 2, 2016 at 12:16 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much for the feature and the giveaway. You did an awesome job with your hair. Thanks again for the feature on your beautiful blog.

    • admin
      January 4, 2016 at 6:19 pm (3 years ago)

      I had so much fun! I love this book and will recommend it to anyone who wants braiding ideas.

  2. Angela Newsome
    January 4, 2016 at 5:23 pm (3 years ago)

    My daughter is looking for a prom style! This would be a great resource for her!

    • admin
      January 4, 2016 at 6:18 pm (3 years ago)

      There are so many fantastic looks in here for prom! Good luck and thanks for entering the giveaway.

  3. Olivia
    January 6, 2016 at 7:21 pm (3 years ago)

    I’ve been dying for a braid book!! Some days it is just too much work to straighten or curl my hair so some fun braids would be fabulous.


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