What. the. hay.
And for some of you, you're probably like,
"Um, Aunie, you do NOT do hairstyles on this blog,"
and you are totally right.
I usually only post hair tutorials on my hair blog.
But, considering that Bye Bye Beehive has a little over 2 months (2 months!)
until its completion date on October 11,
I figured I may as well begin making the transition to showcasing my random hair tutorials on this blog.
For a complete listing of my prior hairstyles, as well as a breakdown by style, just go visit Bye Bye Beehive.
Today, I'm showing you the twisted side pony.
Dress: Francesca's // Earrings: Francesca's // Necklace: c/o Lisa Leonard // Bracelets: c/o Payton Woodcraft
As you remember on Monday,
I mentioned that this weekend I did a promo event for Francesca's.
What I really did was go to their store for an hour or so and style their customers.
I had so. much. fun.
I also met lots of new friends! A special shout-out to Rhylee, Adrianna and Ashley!
I was running late to get there.
I had taken my time that morning to sleep in, get to the gym,
sweat my booty off,
and by the time I got home, I realized I had to be out the door in about 35 minutes.
I did NOT have time to wash my hair,
and I was not about to go to Franny's with wet hair.
I can't use a hair dryer, remember?
So I quickly rolled it up in a friar tuck and hopped in the shower.
When I got out, I dabbed on some blush, shaded my brows, and put on a couple coats of mascara.
I had about 5 minutes before I had to leave,
so I quickly unrolled my hair from the "friar yuck."
To my immense surprise, I had curls almost as pretty as if I had slept in the headband overnight.
And I'd only had it in for 30 minutes!
I was expecing a slight curl to the tips, but not full-on waves.
Score. Humidity, thank you (this time) for creasing my fine, lifeless hair into a curl.
OK ok ok. Are you ready for how I did it yet?
This style was kind of inspired by this style.
Anyway, here's the how-to:
- I gathered a small section of hair at the nape of my neck and secured it in a low right-side pony with a clear elastic band.
- I took a couple of face-framing pieces from the left side and twirled them into a little twist. I stuck a bobby pin at the bottom of that to hold it in place and just let it hang down for the time being.
- Then, I gathered small sections of hair and began twisting them back (loosly) and secured them around the clear elastic ponytail holder.
- I kept it messy. I didn't want it to look like a "ponytail," but instead a side updo-of-sorts.
- As I twisted the sections back and pinned them, I made sure to only pin a small piece of the twist. I didn't want huge bobby pins showing everywhere. Plus, once the hair is twisted back like that, it won't move too much, so the whole thing doesn't need to be pinned.
- After all my sections were pinned, I grabbed the little extra twist and tucked it back behind the ponytail.
- I then pulled and tugged on a couple pieces to give my hair a bit more volume and to make it look a bit messier.
- If I were you, I would definitely finish this with a bit of hairspray, but mine didn't seem to move too much without it.
It didn't show up so well in my au natural ombrè hair, but that's OK.
It's the thought that counts.
If you need help, refer back to that other tutorial.
Mine was clearly modified and doesn't look as nice, but I liked it a lot.
I even wore the same style the next day...
...with the same gross, dirty hair.
Because that's how I roll.