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IN A RUSH? FORGET THE BRUSH!


photos: Angela Kohler + thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess

In a world where we can’t stop running late, the fun bun is probably the quickest way from A to Chic. This look comes in über-handy when you wake up late and you’re rushing out the door (or even if you have plenty of time). It’s such a high-brow/low-brow look. Meaning it can be paired with anything from jeans and a tank to a chiffon tiered dress. It’s amazing for the summer because some days when it’s really hot outside, all we want is to get that hair off our neck + shoulders! You can leave this plain & simple with no accessories, pair it with a headband or add a little sparkle by bobby-pinning in a jeweled brooch at the base. This works with ANY hair type from curly to frizzy to pin-straight. It’s also amazing for those days when you know your hair needs to be shampooed but you JUST DON’T WANNA! Spray some dry shampoo at the roots and follow the steps below. This is a more messy alternative to the ballerina bun

Step 1: If your hair is straight, use a 1″ curling iron to curl everything under. This will make it easier to tuck pieces into the bun. When they’re straight, they tend to pop out more. If you have wave or curl you can skip this step if you want to.

Step 2: Flip your hair over and gather everything into a ponytail on top of you head, securing it with an elastic ponytail holder.

Step 3: On the last time around with the ponytail holder, only pull the ponytail through half way.

Step 4: Take the loop you’ve created and spread it out. Don’t over think it. Just widen it and allow it to be somewhat messy.

Step 5: Take the tail end and wrap it around the ponytail base.

Step 6: Pin the end of the ponytail to the base using a couple of hair pins/bobby pins.

Step 7: Gently pull on pieces and then pin them. This will give your top-knot a slightly more messy texture.

Step 8: Spray a veil of medium hold hairspray all over. Don’t smooth down all of the fly aways, just lightly tuck the pieces that have gone rogue!

Enjoy the fun bun!

XX Kristin Ess

GOTTA GO!

photo: angela+ityle.com // thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess

We get a lot of emails about getting ready in under 10 minutes. This one is ideal for anyone with straight or limp hair. If your hair is wavy or curly, blow it out the night before and follow the same instructions. (The Perfect Blow Out Tutorial coming early June!) This is much quicker and less detailed than “The Every Day Wave“. Your goal with this is just to put some quick, polished curl from middle to ends of your hair so you don’t look too disheveled for work or school when you’re in a rush.

Steps for waves in under 10 minutes:

  • Divide your hair into 4 sections. I like to take the hair that falls in front of the shoulders + the hair that falls behind the shoulders and then split them in 2 to get my 4 sections. Clip the front sections up.
  • Curl section one (see above). Start with the middle and inch your way down to the ends. I like using a 1″ barrel for this but you can also use 1 1/4″ if you have that.
  • Curl section two. Make sure you’re directing everything back and down just as Melissa is in the photos.
  • Curl section three. Try to avoid spraying with hairspray until after the final section if you can.
  • Curl section four. After this section, go in for any little adjustments.
  • Spray all over with a light to medium holding hairspray, and RUN! Don’t forget to unplug the curling iron.

xx Kristin Ess