A low, sleek style will let your makeup take center stage. Create a clean part just slightly off-center, then sweep your hair into a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Twist sections of hair around the tail and pin it haphazardly to create a soft, imperfect chignon.
To show off a interesting neckline or strapless dress, slick your hair up into this easy (but intricate-looking) twisted ponytail. After using a brush or comb to create a clean ponytail secured up toward the crown of your head, separate the tail into two sections. Spray each with hairspray so you create some grit, then twist the sections around each other mimicking a rope; secure it at the ends with a clear elastic band.
If you think you’re a little hairstyling challenged, this one is foolproof: after a quick tousle of your hair with a texturizing spray, use your fingers to rake your hair back into a bun. Avoiding a brush creates an effortless, soft feel (let a few wisps fall out around your face as a finishing touch).
To spice up your chin-length chop, wrap 1-inch sections around a curling iron, leaving the ends out, alternating the direction you twirl the iron with each section. Use your fingers to rake it all out. (Want it even messier? Mist all over with a texturizing or salt spray first).
Transform Friday’s blowout into Saturday’s style in one quick move -- pulling a section back off your face. Use your fingers to grab the section of hair between you temples, and loosely secure it in the back with a thin, clear elastic band or a couple of bobby pins. Done!
The best part about this look is it’s supposed to be imperfect (read: you can’t really mess it up). Work a texturing spray through your hair before gathering it at the nape of your neck and twisting it up into a classic French twist, pinning it into place. Don’t fret the flyaways -- they make it look even cooler -- and top it off with a headband or a clip at the bottom of the twist as Blake did for an unexpected bit of glitz.
Okay, this takes some dexterity, but if you can fishtail braid (or even French braid), this style is a must-try. Start your plaiting behind one ear and work across toward the other ear, grabbing pieces as you braid from both sides so all of your hair is incorporated. Once you get to the other side, twist your ends into a messy, low bun and pin it into place.
A deep side part, a flat iron, and some shine spray are all it takes to create this classic, sophisticated style. Start by blow-drying your hair straight (use a vent brush to speed up the process). Then once you’ve determined the part you want, run a flat iron over 1-inch sections of hair all over your head. Finish with a spritz of shine spray to get that extra glossy effect.
A few key details make this pony party-ready. Create a clean part with the back of a comb, then mist all over with hair spray before using the comb to slick down your hair into a pony. Secure it at the nape of your neck. To finish, run a flat iron over the tail.
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