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This chic low bun will make you look totally put-together for someone who hit the snooze button eight times this morning. It works best with hair that’s naturally straight or straightened recently. Famed hairstylist Jen Atkin breaks down this chignon in a tutorial on Byrdie (brush and divide the low pony into two sections, add elastics, and vertically inserted bobby pins at the bottom of the sections, then wrap and roll). You might need a spritz of some hairspray like our Hair-Fie Ready Finishing Spray too.
Low Barrette Pony
This look is the easiest way to dress up a ponytail, which can work with either thick or thin hair. If your hair is too thick to be held by just a clip barrette, there is a trick explained by this tutorial on The Beauty Department. Hint: Stick the bottom hinge of the barrette’s clip through the center pony to cover the elastic. Viola! Set this style with a shine and holding hairspray such as the NuMe Freeze Please Finishing Spray. We like these cute cherry print barrettes from Free People.
High Pony with Accessories
Secure hair in a high pony, then pop in some accessories on either side of your head to dress it up—so easy you could do it while walking to the car/train/your preferred mode of transportation. We like bling-adorned bobby pins, triangle clips, or even a headband if you’ve got some baby hairs that need to be out of your face, or greasiness that needs hiding. We suggest our Fresh N’ Fab Dry Shampoo Aerosol. Spray the dry shampoo five to eight inches away from roots, let it sit for half a minute, brush, and throw locks into the pony. Got an extra minute, or even less than that? Wrap a small section of hair around the elastic and secure with a bobby pin. Looking fancy with minimal (almost zero) effort? Check.
Bangs or Faux Bangs Pomp/Twist
If you’re in the awkward phase of trying to grow out bangs, this one’s for you. It’s doable for non-fringe folks as well. You can create a ton of volume for this front pomp (follow this easy, quick tutorial by the YouTube beauty channel Rockterize), or twist it close to the scalp. Take the small section of hair where the top center of your forehead meets the hairline, and spritz the back of the section with our Freeze Please Finishing Spray. Then either backcomb it slightly with a teasing brush or twist it (depending on the look you want). Secure the ends at the top of the head with a criss-cross of bobby pins (pointed back to front) or a snap hair clip, and a dose of a shining agent like the NuMe Hottie Alert Shine Spray.
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Author: Mary Patterson Broome