Quick, Last Minute Hairstyle Idea: Check Out The Celeb Look I Chose To Try in Lieu of My Typical Low Ponytail
Posted 08/04/10 at 05:13PM by Total Beauty
Luckily the babysitter had arrived so I could focus on getting dressed and making myself look presentable (the sweats and scrunchie combo clearly wouldn't cut it). My major dilemma -- I didn't have time to wash my hair and style it. The only solution was to pull my hair back ... again.
And since I didn't want to wear my go-to (blah) low ponytail, I started thinking about a few hairstyles I had seen on celebrities recently. Of course they have stylists to make them look fabulous, but I'm not completely hairstyling challenged, so I figured I could give one of the easier looks I saw a try.
I grabbed the magazine I had seen the styles in and after madly flipping through it, I found them -- one was on Jessica Alba and the other on Nicole Richie. They both looked fairly easy to pull off -- even with dirty hair, but I decided to go for the high ballerina bun that Nicole was wearing because it had a sleek finish. I wasn't sure I could pull of the whole messy-in-a-good-way Jessica style.
Here's how I recreated the look:
Step 1: I brushed out my hair to get it smooth and calm frizz. Then I applied a little bit of Lea Journo Mirroir Glossing Cream, $28 through my hair to give it some hold and add shine.
Step 2: I smoothed my hair into a high ponytail and secured it with an elastic. Then I twisted the tail into a tight bun and pinned it into place with four bobby pins.
Step 3: I sprayed the look into place with Sebastian Shaper Plus Hair Spray, $14.99 and patted down the frizzies in the front with my fingertips.
All in all the hairstyle took five minutes to do. I felt so confident all through dinner thanks to my sleek quickie style. What do you think? Was the high bun a good move or would you have done the messy ponytail?
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