Yes I am sampling heavily from The Beauty Department, but they have so much great stuff!! Just check out this spiffy way of spicy up your pony tail.
photo: angela+ithyle/thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess
Some days you just don’t wanna. For those days, we made you this! Seems like we’ve been seeing pictures of this lovely look everywhere. It’s definitely an easy, gorgeous spring/summer ‘do. Here’s how to get this very uncomplicated knotted ponytail:
1) Apply a light holding styling mousse all over from roots to ends for texture and seperation. Hair can be damp or dry. (If it’s dry, be sure it’s a light holding mousse or you could end up with a strong holding mess.)
2) Separate the hair over your shoulder into two pieces. The piece from the back should come forward and down (see photo).
3,4) Using your girl scout skills, tie hair into a simple knot.
5.) Secure the two ends together using a clear elastic. Once it’s in there, slide it up underneath the knot to conceal it.
6) I like to throw a bobby pin in there for extra security.
7) Back comb the ponytail a little for texture and then comb through it with your fingers to settle it.
Tip: Once the steps are complete, tug on it and mess it up a bit. This look is better when it’s a little disheveled!
Ask Sash88 shows us how to do three simple hair styles: half up do, diagonal french twist, and at braided bun.
My guess is these would work better for medium-length hair. I really like how at the beginning of the video, she gave a quick preview, filmed everything and laid down vocals and music later, and kept is simple. If that seems silly of me to point out, then you’ve clearly never watched some of the long-winded hair tutorials that are online. I just saved a few minutes of your life; you’re welcome. 🙂
I don’t know about you, but I really like the look of braids and I’ve been interested in how to do a 5 strand braid for a bit.
I am not sure I am going to be able to do this on myself, but I now know how to do it. Lindsay, I think I’ll need to practice on you!
Alright, here we have it, day one. I’m kinda excited for this!
I picked this video because I saw the photo thingy and dug the look. XTeeener, the author, goes on WAAAY to long, but at least has something fun, easy and quick.
In case you don’t want to watch the whole thing, scroll to the end and check out the photos of it (6:54). Here’s my Quick Run Down of what she had to say:
1) Make a poof and pin it. Personally I think this should be BIG, but that’s because I like wearing them that way!
2) Section the back part of your hair into 2 even sections, top and bottom.
3) Make a bun out of the top section. Secure.
4) Make a bun out of the bottom section. Secure.
Yeah….feel free to fast forward through that video, but at least give the hairstyle a shot!