Category Archives for Hairstyles

November 24th, 2013

Tutorial: The 1 Minute Princess Bun

It’s easy and requires no tools, pins, heat styling, or hairspray. You’re welcome.

This is the simplest, quickest updo hairstyle in existence.  All you’ll need is your hair, a few fingers, and a thin elastic headband. Yup, you don’t even need a brush. (more…)

24. November 2013 by saradujour
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November 4th, 2013

Halloween 2013 Costume 2: Audrey

DIY Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's Halloween Costume

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of my favorite classic films. It stars Audrey Hepburn and takes place in New York in the sixties. Plus, it’s so beautiful and romantic. What’s not to like?

For this year’s Halloween costume, I decided to dress up as Holly Golightly, Audrey Hepburn’s character in the film. It’s one of Audrey’s most iconic roles – and outfits. (more…)

04. November 2013 by saradujour

November 2nd, 2013

Halloween 2013 Costume 1: Belle

Belle Halloween Costume Blue Dress - Sara du Jour

Update (2018) – there’s a newer, better version of this costume here!

Look. I know that Halloween is supposed to be about all things spooky. But the thing is: there are so few times we get to dress in costume, so when Halloween rolls around, I use it as an excuse to go all-out as one of my favorite fictional female characters. I guess that’s more cosplay than Halloween. *shrug*

Usually there are two opportunities per Halloween to dress up, so I reuse last year’s costume for one of them, and come up with a brand new costume for the other. Last year I went as Hermione Granger (a repeat from the year previous), and Belle, from Beauty and The Beast.

This year I did Belle (in her blue dress) and one other character. But you’ll find out about her in a few days. ;) (more…)

02. November 2013 by saradujour

June 25th, 2013

4 Deceptively Easy Updos

Fancy-looking updos can be daunting. And if you’re a hair novice, many of them, while beautiful, are just a little bit too complicated to replicate.

But never fear, Sara is here! (hee hee.) Here are four simple as heck hairstyles that take under five minutes each. All you’ll need are a handful of bobby pins, a clear rubber hair elastic, and maybe some hairspray if you need the style to last. No heat, styling tools, fancy combs or equipment required.

Sara du Jour: 4 Deceptively Easy Updos (more…)

25. June 2013 by saradujour
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May 21st, 2013

A Gatsby Affair


Tonight I went to see The Great Gatsby – my most anticipated film of the year. Baz Luhrmann is one of my all-time favorite directors, and Carey Mulligan one of my favorite actresses; so when I heard the two were coming together on this project, I was thrilled.  (more…)

21. May 2013 by saradujour
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April 6th, 2013

Quick Hair Idea: Beaded Headband


Today I wore the beaded knot headband I bought in my recent Forever 21 haul. I was having a fairly good hair day, so I didn’t want to pull all of my hair back with it. (more…)

06. April 2013 by saradujour
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March 6th, 2013

Five Easy Spring Hairstyles

I came across these beautiful illustrated hair tutorials (by Samantha Hahn) on, so I thought I’d share them with you guys!


This hairstyle uses crown braids to create a polished yet effortless hair look. This hairstyle is also ideal for the warmer months because it keeps your hair off your neck! You can learn how to do crown braids from this video tutorial. (more…)

06. March 2013 by saradujour
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