I'm a lucky duck to have a sister who actually knows what to do with her hair. I've never been good at it. In Snowed In Magazine, Emily took some time to share a hairstyle that's easy enough for anyone, but actually looks really good. Not only is it totally do-able, but it's versatile - you can wear it with your little black dress, or a sweater and jeans.
If you're like me and have short hair, this technique works for you, too - keep reading to find out how!
Use any-size curling iron to curl 1” sections of hair, starting from the chin down, or the bottom 1/3 of your hair.
Tease the crown section of your hair, using hair spray. Back-comb the hair to make it smoother.
Sweep together the sides of the hair to form and half up-do. Use bobby pins to keep hair in place.
Gather hair into a low pony tail. Remove bobby pins, and adjust pouf with a comb if any hair is mis-placed while creating the ponytail.
Use enough hair from the pony tail to wrap around the pony tail holder, obscuring the holder from view. Use a bobby pin to tuck the end of the hair into place under the pony tail.
Secure hairstyle with hair spray.
Dress it up!
Use glam or holiday-themed hair accessories to take this hairstyle from family dinner to evening cocktail party. Jeweled head bands, flower clips, or sparkling bobby pins are all good choices.
Skip the curling and pony tail, but keep the crown pouf and half up-do. Add glitz to a short style with a pretty head band or dazzling bobby pins.