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EASY TWISTED PONY

PHOTOS/POST: KRISTIN ESS

PHOTOS/POST: KRISTIN ESS

One of my favorite things (and I’m sure it’s one of  your favorites, too) is a quick easy hairstyle. If you’ve ever had a long night and/or a bad hair morning and/or just felt super lazy before rushing off to work, you need to learn this quick trick. All you need is two hands, a little hair refreshing mist and 4 large bobby pins.  Take that slept in hair (that was so nicely curled yesterday) and do this…

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  1. Gently brush or even finger comb any tangles out of the hair.
  2. Pick a spray any spray! You can do a sea spray or a hair refresher. Either one will do the trick, depending on your hair type. For fine limp hair go with a sea spray to add texture, and for thicker coarser hair, refresher spray to calm and control.
  3. Spray a few pumps throughout the hair.
  4. Don’t forget to hit the ends!

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All you do is hold your ponytail in the middle of your head (near the occipital bone which is that bone in the back of your head. Twist the ponytail clockwise. It will start to twist/coil itself under. At that point you’ll get a downward french twist look. Hold the ponytail tight at the nape of your neck and use this guide to slide in your large bobby pins. I advise doing the vertical one from the bottom first. That way the other pins cross over it horizontally and lock onto it.

That’s literally it. It’s so simple but still looks pretty chic if you ask us. If you try this look, let us know! Tag in your instagram photo at @thebeautydept!

JUST WONDERING

post designed by kristin ess

GOTTA GO!

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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.