Thursday, August 2, 2012

Twisted Side Pony

It's been almost three months since I have done a hair tutorial.
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!

Like usual,
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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Then, I gathered small sections of hair and began twisting them back (loosly) and secured them around the clear elastic ponytail holder.
  4. I kept it messy. I didn't want it to look like a "ponytail," but instead a side updo-of-sorts.
  5. 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.
  6. After all my sections were pinned, I grabbed the little extra twist and tucked it back behind the ponytail.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
The little added twist would look really cool if you had highlights or colored dimensions in your hair.
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.


Priya said...

This hairstyle is gorgeous! I can't wait to try it out! I'm also interested to try curling my hair with the headband, any kind of styling would be a nice change because like you I'm ALWAYS running late after a workout, sweaty, and not wanting to go anywhere with wet hair! Also, LOVE Francesca's and that sounds like fun! I wish you could do one of those over in Nashville!

perfectly priya

Elisha said...

Look at you.. Becoming a model. Hah, soo proud of you Aunieee! <3

Morgan said...

adorable! absolutely a must try for me :) & congrats on reaching 1000 followers -- woohoo!!! :)

IdahoWildflower said...

Aunie, We loved having you visit and help our customers pull together some stylish outfits! It was so much fun!
Aunie is fun, upbeat, down to earth mixed with a bit of POP when it comes to style! We love Aunie at Franny's!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i love your hair!! i want to do that to mine!!

Anonymous said...

Love that style! My hair is in that awkward growing out stage with layers and with the right bobby pins, I'm sure that would work beautifully!

Chloe Innvaer said...

You always end up looking so super cute!! I cannot believe that bye bye has only two more months! YOU DID IT!! I remember when you were getting burnt out, but no you did it!!! SO PROUD OF YOU!!

Danielle said...

This is definitely a hair style i'm going to have to try! Also, so so jealous you got to do an event at Francesca's -- love their store :) Also, you can style my outfits for me anytime you'd like! haha.

Emily @ Anna Delores said...

This is so darn cute! And I LOVE the braid! I really need to hand around your blog more often. You're freakin adorable! ;)

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

You look wonderful, Aunie!

Also, I have never been to Francesca's. I know, I'm not a real blogger. Or person, for that matter.

Call it Adventure said...

You wanna just come be my personal stylist? I have no patience and my arms always hurt so bad when I try to do my own hair in cute ways like that. You look lovely darling. :)

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

super cute, you have great hair! congrats on reaching 1,000 followers!!

xo Kelly

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Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

super cute, you have great hair! congrats on reaching 1,000 followers!!

xo Kelly

PS. Come & Enter my BLING Giveaway!

Allyssa said...

I love this! I'm totally going to get my sister to try this on me! I would try it myself, but I have absolutely no talent with styling hair!

Amber said...

SUPER CUTE-and you look fab in red!

Kristen Victoria said...

I'd say your hair challenge has proven you amazing results!! you have healthy long natural hair- beautiful look! i can't wait til mine grows out! i also have not been blow drying for a while now, just flat iron the ends a bit.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

You are almost there. Just two more months. You can do it!

The Pretty Pinhead said...

Thanks so much for linking up on the All Things Pretty Linky Party. So glad I found your blog. This hairstyle is so chic and romantic looking. I LOVE it!

New follower ;)

The Pretty Pinhead

Unknown said...

How beautiful! You have SUCH pretty hair. I'm totally jealous.

A Life Un-Styled said...

I realize this is more a hair tutorial but I am loving the colors in your outfit!

Jade Sierra said...

LOVE this! I must try this ASAP! Thanks for sharing. Make sure to add our button so people know you linked up with us! :) Thanks, lady!

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