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Hey girls!
I didn’t get this up for you Friday, WOOPS! 😉 But TODAY I will show you how I did this look for Brooke:

I also forgot to take pics initially {put me in time out) but I tried to explain it well below.

Here we go…

I promise I am trying to get better at these tutorials, bear with me, we’ll get there haha. I also forgot to mention, I clearly sprayed the front pieces once I got them into place. So…do that.

Let me know if you have any questions, working on a few more for you all, including just a ‘poof’ one by popular request!


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  1. Lindsey says:

    You lost me on step one. I will never be able to do this by myself, so I will call on Flawless by PLL.

    If you need me, I'll be chasing down lawnmower men.

  2. Michelle says:

    This looks so nice! I don't think I could ever do it though haha

  3. Mrs. Potts says:

    Yes to the makeup tutorial. 🙂

  4. You might be a hair-whisperer… because if I ever attempted to do this, it would look like a birds nest. Kudos girl it looks great!

  5. Natalia says:

    Looks awesome! Please do a makeup tutorial 🙂

  6. Rachel says:

    You are so talented!!
    Yes please to the makeup tutorial! 😉
    I'm looking for my wedding makeup inspiration, and I'm loving thissss!

  7. Lyndse says:

    You do such a good job at both hair and make-up…I mean,looking at this, I think I can do it…but chances are I would just end up putting hair in a pony tail and drinking all the wine.

    Yes to the make-up tutorial 🙂

  8. PLL – you make this look SO much easier than it is! Let me be your next hair model! 🙂

  9. Brooke is gorgeous… and so is this fabulous look! Great job, Hun! Love the makeup too. 🙂
    Check out my latest post… I've nominated you for an award! 🙂

  10. Erin says:

    love love love!! 🙂 you are a hairstyling queen!

    can't wait for the poof 🙂

    and also, what photo editing program do you use?? been looking for one with those squiggly little arrows 🙂


  11. Courtney says:

    Girl..quit your day job! I love every single hair do you come up with.

  12. Robin says:

    You are so amazing! I'm such a girly girl but have no sisters, and my sorority sisters are far away so you're my go-to for hair and make up and everything girly! Is that weird since I don't know you?? Maybe (yes) but you have the best ideas! Your posts always make my day 🙂

  13. Cara says:

    i seriously can't even believe these. they look so good! i also think they look really hard to do on yourself, yes? also, yes on the makeup tutorial!

  14. Aimee L says:

    I'm hairstyle illiterate, or whatever. Horrible at doing my own hair. If it doesn't involve a flat iron or hot rollers, count me OUT…I'd rather save hours worth of frustration and have my stylist do it. Time is money, honey. 🙂

    YES on the makeup tutorial. Yours always looks so flawless, and since I'm also blonde, I always like to know how other blondes successfully pull off a smoky eye without looking hookerish…cause Lord knows I can't. I must be doing it wrong, LOL!!

  15. Sami says:

    Girlfriend this is gorg! I can't wait for you to come and do it on my hair 😉 Haha but really there is no way I can do this myself! She looks gorg though, love the eye makeup! You are a genius my dear! Hope you had a fab weekend! xoxo

  16. yes you need to do a tutorial on her makeup!!! 🙂

    You may not have gone to school for hair but this style makes it seem like you did!! LOVE this hairstyle!! 🙂

  17. Veronika says:

    you are amazing at this stuff! I can hardly do a ponytai right haha 🙂

  18. Lindsey says:

    This is seriously amazing! I definitely want to try it. I hope I have the patience for it. How long is Brooke's hair? Keep the tutorials coming PLL!

  19. Renata says:

    I want to see how you would style your own hair sans weave or Bonnie – I think we have the same length of hair and it seems so awkwar for me to try to make it look polished! Other ladies hairs I can do up no probs, bit 90% of the time I look like a street urchin.

  20. Anonymous A says:

    Brooke is gorgeous! And you are so amazing at doing hair. I would never in a million years be able to do this!! I tried your simple one and it didn't look anything like yours. Practce, practice, practice….

  21. Megan G. says:

    I love how this look seems so effortless but has that nice touch of classy & clean to it. I can't wait to grow my hair out and try this!

    Of course, yes on the make-up tutorial! I want to know what you use! 🙂

  22. Love this look! (oh and by the way, I went to school for cosmetology, and we totally start from the bottom letting hair down as we go- see, you're more of a professional than you thought! 😉 )

  23. Sophie P says:

    100% gorgeous Ms Loulou!! I am getting the barnet cut tonight. of it so might be getting it quite short- depends if I have the guts!! XXX

  24. Kerry says:

    this is amazing! but i could never do it on myself! x

  25. Babygirl says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I did the messy side ponytail for a beach wedding this weekend, and the bride was completely jealous at how great it looked in five minutes, while she had just sat in a beauticians chair getting her hair done for two hours!!! Thanks for the idea/tutorial!

  26. Love it!! Any ideas for short hair like mine?! You are a hair goddess : )

  27. Em says:

    Makeup tutorial? Yes!! Please!

  28. Brooke says:

    Amazing. I'll try this and maybe, just maybe I can make it work 🙂

  29. So pretty!!!! And yes, you know I want the makeup tutorial!!!! I'm a needy bish.

  30. Chelsie says:

    can I just please come to your house for a PLL makeover???

  31. Wow, you are a hair wizard! Just found you from missclassicglamour today~great blog and I am your newest follower. Hope you will stop over for a visit! Angie

  32. Brittany says:

    Wow! Love this look, but I don't think it would ever work for me.. I have SUPER thick hair.

    YES on the makeup tutorial!

  33. Laura says:

    Oh wow so beautiful, wish I could do this on my own 🙂

    Laura xo

  34. Emily says:

    lou lou you iz fab

  35. A.M. says:

    You are the freaking hair whisperer! Yes we need a pouffing tutorial! xoxo

  36. I failed horribly at the pin curling situation this morning.
    🙁 As I type, my hair is back in its customary ponytail. Sigh….keep the tutorials coming, I love your work PLL! xoxo

  37. Taylor says:

    wowow! gorgeous! it even looks perfect in the rollers

  38. Brittney says:

    I love all your up-do's! Yes we need the pouffing tutorial pa-lease!

  39. Molly Jac says:

    YES we need a makeup tutorial because I want my wedding make up done JUST LIKE THAT. Or how about you just move to Kansas 🙂 Haha. You are so crazy talented! The hair? GORGY!

  40. michaela says:

    Please tell this pretty girl that she has the shiniest hair I've seen in my whole entire life.

  41. Yes make-up tutorial please! It's gorgeous!
    And come check me out at

  42. I LOVE your hair tutorials!! They're wonderful! Following!

  43. Will you please come be my hair dresser for a day? lol

  44. Mara says:

    I have a wedding this weekend and I'm going to attempt this up-do! I'll send you pictures if it turns out…if not, I'll spare your eyes 😉 I may try a practice run this week if I get time and ask you for some tips!

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