Ever needed a formal hair style in a pinch? Being a hairstylist it always seems like I help everyone else with their hair first, and then I am left with five minutes to pull my own look together. Isn't that the complete opposite of what they tell you to do when you're on a flight? 'Place your own oxygen mask first before helping others'- something like that right...? Anywho, when I need a quick up-do this is the one I always reach for. It looks effortless and chic, good in the front and back, and takes less than five minutes. Win-win-win. This quick StyleWise session will come in handy next time you're running late for your best friends' wedding.
You get the gist from the pics above, but basically The Five Minute Up-Do boils down to this:
1-Section the back hair from below the ears down and secure it in a low pony
2-Loosely braid the pony and secure with a clear band (I used pink in the pic to show you, but clear hides much easier)
3-Tease the top section of hair for added height at the crown
4- Spilt the crown section in half vertically to either side of the pony
5-Twist one side starting at the ear and cross over to the opposite side just past the center mark
6-Secure using one LARGE bobby pin that matches your hair color
7-Twist the other side in a likewise fashion and tuck the twist underneath the first, secure with a pin
8-Gather the tails from the twists and the braid together and wrap to form a loose messy bun low on the nape of your neck
9-Secure with additional large bobby pins or better yet with 2-3 Spin Pins for an all-night hold
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