Look your most glamorous with this formal hairstyle hack

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By: District Sparkle

Today, I'm going to teach you how to trick people into thinking you're really ridiculously good looking and that you moonlighted as a hairstylist in a previous life. First seen here, this updo will cost you close to nothing and take about 10 minutes.



Photo Credit: Laura Metzler Photography

What you'll need:

Bobby Pins - Hair Spray - Dry Shampoo - Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-Powder - Elastic Band


First thing's first. Don't be overwhelmed. You can do this. It might not take you 10 minutes the first time you try, but it'll get done. This is basically just a side bun with twists shoved into it. Glamourous, right?

This style becomes easier, the messier your hair is: because of the curl and because of the dry shampoo build up. But, omg, that's so gross. No one's going to be running their finger's through your hair when it's up. Let's all just calm down.


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Look your most glamorous with this formal hairstyle hack

Start with Day 2/3ish hair. Throw some loose curls into the mix if it’s not already a little wavy/bedheady. Secure a low-side ponytail, leaving out a few chunky pieces around your face.

Photo Credit: Laura Metzler Photography

Pull a little from your roots, so the ponytail isn’t shellacked to your head…

Photo Credit: Laura Metzler Photography

It’ll end up looking something like this:

Photo Credit: Laura Metzler Photography

Loosely twist the hanging hair on the far side of the pony and secure near the base of the ponytail…

Photo Credit: Laura Metzler Photography

Then do the same with the other side. Make sure it’s secure but that the hair is loose. Like. Not smashed against your head. Think ethereal and flowy and dainty and beautiful. K, great. Note: Leave about an inch of hair hanging in your face (do not pin this back). We’ll get to this later.

Photo Credit: Laura Metzler Photography 

Keep loosely twisting and pinning those twists around the base of the pony…

Photo Credit: Laura Metzler Photography 

Tuck the pony part of the ponytail into itself aka make one of those buns you wore everyday in 6th grade. Note: When you start this process, you CAN choose to make this bun then, within the hair tie. I chose not to since I wanted this to look at loose as possible. If you bun at the beginning, make sure you pull and fluff and tease the bun. The fluffier the better.

Photo Credit: Laura Metzler Photography 

Tuck the pony. Leave a few little wisps out. Secure with pins…

Photo Credit: Laura Metzler Photography 

It’ll look like this. You’ll feel defeated. Like you’re a complete failure. There are at least 72 bobby pins in your hair right now and you can see all of them. You’ll want to rip them out. But don’t. You’re almost there…

Photo Credit: Laura Metzler Photography 

Take the remaining waves that have been annoyingly hanging in your face, loosely twist them, and pin them back across the bun mess you’ve just made. This piece will completely hide those bobby pins you were just freaking out about.

Photo Credit: Laura Metzler Photography 

Pull a few baby pieces out for that disheveled look. Add an unnecessary amount of bobby pins to make sure it’s secure or spray with hairspray. I tend to stay away from locking in with hairspray these days bc I want it to fall throughout the night but if this isn’t your jam, spray that bad boy. The end. You’re a hair wizard.

Photo Credit: Laura Metzler Photography 

Congratulations. You just won life.

Photo Credit: Laura Metzler Photography 

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