Last week I brought over Hannah and Kristin who does hair to help us create some really easy and fun looks for you. I strategically planned this right before I chop my hair this week (still undecided but my beautician made a longer appointment to do the chop soooo there’s that). This is one look that’s so easy to recreate and is a great option for dirty hair and you have no time to shower. It literally takes no time at all. You can also zhush it up as much or as little as you want depending on how much time you have.
First, part your hair however you usually do, I do a side part. I take the bigger side and begin a standard three strand dutch braid. That means you go UNDER instead of OVER. I begin at the top and pull in more pieces as I go. I really only french braid up until my ear, then regular braid.
You don’t need to french braid ALL the way back. Just do the side of your head like you see here and then just finish it off as a regular braid.
Next you’ll want to pull it apart. Always begin at the bottom so you can loosen it up so you have hair to pull apart at the top as well. Really get your fingernails into the hair and create lots of texture and volume. For additional grit, add in some of this texture powder.
Grab all your hair back into a low ponytail. This is also where you can add more if you like. You can totally braid the other side as well and do two. Whatever you decide to do, do it before you do the ponytail (duh). Put your hair into a low messy bun.
That’s it! This is such an easy style to wear while working out, to the office or even to a wedding. Just add some sparkly earrings and you’ve got a really simple updo.
Photos by Hannah Michelle