100 Perfect Hair Days: Step-by-Steps for Pretty Waves, Braids, Curls, Buns, and More!

100 Perfect Hair Days: Step-by-Steps for Pretty Waves, Braids, Curls, Buns, and More!

by Jenny Strebe


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Loose waves, chic low ponies, natural curls, elegant updos, classic braids, and more! Expert hairstylist Jenny Strebe presents 100 fabulous looks in this essential beauty guide. Illustrated step-by-step instructions and inspiring fashion photographs make it easy to replicate professional-level styles at home, while a "hair spa" section shares tips on troubleshooting problem hair and choosing the best products for every hair type. From vintage Gatsby Waves to the edgy braided Faux Hawk, pretty Flower Bun, formal Twisted Chignon, and so much more, this book has everything needed to make every day a perfect hair day!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452143354
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 01/19/2016
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,215,711
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jenny Strebe is the founder of Confessions of a Hairstylist, the popular blog and YouTube channel. She lives in Tempe, Arizona.

Table of Contents

Introduction 06

Style 101 08

Section 1 Harstyles

Chapter 1 Casual

1 Low Looped Pony 14

2 Half-down Looped Pony 14

3 Half-up Fishtail Bun 16

4 Messy Top Knot 18

5 Messy Top Knot with Scarf 18

6 Low Ropebraid 20

7 Ropebraid Pony 20

8 Half-up Top Knot 22

9 Beach Waves 24

10 Waves with a Twist 26

11 Waves with French Back Braid 26

12 Natural Curly Hair 28

13 Topsy-tail Pony 30

14 Brocade Braid Half Style 32

15 Headband Braid 34

16 Multi-braided Headhand Braid 34

17 Twisted Ponytail 36

18 Fishtail Braid 38

19 Fishtail Braid Updo 38

20 Robo Topsy-tail Side Braid 40

21 Topsy-tail Faux Braid 40

22 Straight Hair 42

Chapter 2 Out and About

23 Twisted Chignon 46

24 Triple Twisted Chignon Faux Hawk 46

25 Pony Knot 48

26 Messy Side Braid 50

27 Top Braided Bun 52

28 Low Braided Bun 52

29 Ropebraid Bun 54

30 Ropebraid Bun Side Updo 54

31 High Fishtail Bun 56

32 Multi Fishtail Bun 56

33 Sock Bun 58

34 Low Sock Bun Updo 58

35 Flat-iron Waves 60

36 Mermaid Side Dutch Braid 62

37 Half Dutch Braid 62

38 Lace Braid with Waves 64

39 Asymmetric Cornrow 66

Chapter 3 Sporty

40 Pigtails 70

41 Braided Pigtails 70

42 Messy Side Pony 72

43 Messy Side Pony with Floral Headband 72

44 High Ponytail 74

45 Half Ponytail 74

46 Low Pony 76

47 French Back Pony 76

48 Dutch Braid in Pony 78

49 Viking Braid 80

50 French Braid 80

51 Side French Braid 80

52 Fishtail Pony 82

53 Braided Pony 82

54 Woven Pony 84

55 Low Chic Ponytail 86

56 Side Chic Ponytail 86

57 Upside-down French Back Bun 88

58 Upside-down French Back Pony 88

59 Dutch Braid 90

Chapter 4 Dress Up

60 Bouffant Bun 94

61 Bouffant Bun with Braid 94

62 Headband Twist and Tuck 96

63 Gibson Tuck 96

64 Milkmaid Braid 98

65 Fishtail Milkmaid Braid 98

66 Flower Bun 100

67 Criss-cross Flower Bun Updo 100

68 Half-up Bouffant 102

69 Ponytail Bow 104

70 French Twist 106

71 Victory Rolls 108

72 Beehive 110

73 Glamour Waves 112

74 High Bouffant Pony 114

75 Bardot Pouf with Low Bun 114

76 Pompadour Roll 116

77 Bubble Pony 118

78 Gatsby Waves 120

79 Faux Bob 120

Chapter 5 Extra Special

80 Low Twisted Updo 124

81 Twisted French Braid 124

82 Knotted Faux Hawk 126

83 Two Ropebraid Bun 128

84 Criss-cross French Braid Updo 130

85 French Braid Updo 130

86 Dutch Braid with Pxopebraid Updo 132

87 Rodarte Braid 134

88 Rodarte into One Braid 134

89 Twisted Waterfall Braid 136

90 Dutch Braid Faux Hawk 138

91 Dutch Braid Updo 138

92 Three-braided Pretzel Updo 140

93 Mess/ Low Braided Bun 140

94 Half-crown Dutch Braid 142

95 Crown Braid Half Style 142

96 Infinity/ Bun 144

97 Five-strand Braid 146

98 Low Rolled Updo 148

99 Rolled Updo with Fishtail Braid 148

100 Celtic Knot 150

Section 2 Hair Spa

Chapter 6 Problems & Solutions

Hair-care Basics 156

Fine and Oily Hair 158

Frizzy and Dry Hair 160

Flat Hair 162

Thick Hair 164

Hair Products 166

Dos and Don'ts 170

Coloring Advice 172

Healthy Hair 174

Natural Remedies 176

Treating Problem Hair 178

Tools 180

Glossary 184

Contributors 186

Photo credits 188

Index 190

Acknowledgments 192

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100 Perfect Hair Days: Step-by-Steps for Pretty Waves, Braids, Curls, Buns, and More! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so ******* amazing and i did some of them and they actually stayed. My hair isnt even that long and They stayed. My hair is so cute now and my friends are always asking me were the **** am I getting all these hair ideas from they are so *******cute. Thanks for listening xoxo Cutiesmile #Love
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SLViehl More than 1 year ago
In order to properly test drive 100 Perfect Hair Days by Jenny Strebe, I wanted to use the book as it was intended: to style hair. It's a bit easier for me to do someone else's hair, and much easier to photograph my efforts, too. This is why I asked my daughter's best friend, Michelle, to be my model. Chelle has amazing, lovely long red locks, and she's young and fashionable, so I thought she'd be a good test subject. First, some thoughts on the book itself: it's very well written, beautifully photographed, and offers many style variations. The models used for the styles are of a nice mix of ages, hair colors and hair types as well, including some African American, Asian and Latina ladies. I really liked that ethnic hair types were well-represented in the book, as we all know that not everyone is born a California blonde. The instructions are grouped in five chapters by style type: casual, out and about, sporty, dress up and extra special. There's also a whole chapter at the end, Problems and Solutions, to help the reader trouble-shoot, fix and maintain a healthy head of hair. At the very front of the book are two Style 101 pages, which is a cross-indexed picture grid of the styles in the book by number, matched with the type of hair (frizzy, fine, wavy, etc.) that they best suit. That's definitely a real time-saver when you want to try out something new; you can pick a style that will work with your type of hair. As you go to each particular style, you have one page showing a model wearing it, a description of the style and some notes by the author discussing the advantages. There are also symbols of the type of hair the style suits best. On the facing page there's a list of what you'll need to create the style, along with very clear instruction steps on how to create it, and illustrations of what your hair looks like as you go through each step. The latter is especially fabulous as a how-to reference, because you can check your hair against the illustrations as you go through the steps. I had my model pick the styles she wanted me to try, and the first was a classic French Twist. Chelle's hair has long layers, which made it a bit of a challenge. I didn't get this one perfectly smooth, but she was happy with the results. Next we tried a Dutch braid, which is under- rather than over-braided. This was easy enough for Chelle to do it herself, and she thought it would be a pretty style to wear when she does her volunteer work at one of our local children's hospitals. Finally, we went with a pretty twisted chignon. Of the three we tried I liked this style the most; I thought it turned out the best, and it could be worn for anything from a business meeting to a nice date. Clip a pretty barrette or a silk flower in the center of the twist and you can dress it up even more. I can't find fault with anything in Jenny Strebe's 100 Perfect Hair Days, although I did make some observations. There are no older/gray-haired ladies in this book, and I would have liked to see some because I'm one. That said, I realize that my segment of the hair styling population generally wear their hair short or go to the salon to have it styled, so it's probably sensible to stick with younger models. Also, most of the styles are for shoulder-length or longer hair, but you can't really do much with short hair, so that's also only logical. I highly recommend this book, which I received as a free copy in exchange for an honest review.