Running Late? How-to For Easy Updos!
The alarm clock didn't go off. You stayed up to late watching TV. You just simply can't seem to stop pushing snooze and dozing back off. No matter the reason, running late is no excuse for not looking fabulous. For those days you don't have time to wash (and dry, and curl, and spray...) your hair, try one of these easy-to-do updo's that will save you time and stress, and still have you looking great for work.
Messy Low Bun
This certainly takes the least amount of time, since the messier and haphazard it looks, the better! Part the hair in front, loosely pull back to the nape of the neck, and use an elastic hair tie to make a messy bun. Then simply take bobby pins, pulling sections from the bun and messily pinning them around the bun, spreading out the shape and giving it more volume. Spray, and run!
Full Body Pony
Great for straight here, this sleek and chic look takes just a few minutes, a comb, hairpspray and an elastic hair tie. Use a comb to tease the top section of the hair (the entire mid section of the top of the head, moving from the front to the crown) to create height. Spray each section after teasing to keep it locked in place. Pull the rest of the hair toward the back of the head, either high or low depending on where you want the pony tail. Comb the sides and nape section neatly, gathering the hair into a pony tail before gently bringing the top section back over the rest of the hair. Secure with elastic tie, and use your comb to smooth over the top. Spray to keep fly-aways from getting wild, and throw on your favorite earrings (chandelier and hoop look great!) and you're ready to go!
If you curled your hair yesterday and it's still full of bounce, but you need to conceal the face frame to make it look polished again, braiding the front into a faux headband is a great alternative. Section of a 1-2 inch thick section around the face; you can hold the rest back in a loose pony to keep it out of the way. French braid front section neatly, but not too tight – pulling the hair too tightly around the face will look strained and unflattering. This section can also be twisted if you're not comfortable braiding. Once you reach the opposite ear, or your chosen stopping point, pull the braid to meet the rest of the hair on either side of the nape of the neck and pull into a pony tail and secure with hair tie. To perfect the look, take a small section of the pony tail and wrap it around the elastic tie to conceal it, securing this piece with a bobby pin under the pony tail.
This new fashion obsession has hit every blog on the internet! Easy, girly, and gorgeous, this look takes a little practice (and a sock!) but once you get the hang of it, it's sure to be your new go-to. Our advice is to be sure to choose a sock that is near your hair color if you can; for instance, a brown sock for brunettes.
For a detailed how-to on this style, visit Zooey Deschanel's site HelloGiggles, and get socked!