Making the Best out of a Hairy Situation

By Michelle Suggs – January 1, 2014

 

When transitioning from gym to work, our hair can be the lone holdout to a great office look. There may not be enough time to make major changes—especially if your hair is longer—even though activity has wreaked havoc with your tresses. An easy cop-out is the ponytail. But pulling your hair back doesn’t have to be bland. It’s possible to still be chic with these fashion-forward ponytail styles that are appropriate for work and play.

Bohemian-BraidBohemian Braid
Divide your hair into two equal sections. Within each part, start a French braid at the crown and braid to the nape of your neck. Combine the braids into one single ponytail using a hair tie.  Conceal the hair tie by wrapping a skinny strand of hair taken from the ponytail around it. To dress up this look, create loose, playful curls in the ponytail. 

Easy-Twist-PonytailEasy Twist Ponytail
Divide your hair into two equal parts. Tie the two segments into a knot and pull to tighten. Secure the knot with a bobby pin. Add a flowery hair clip or your favorite headband to accessorize.

Braided-BunThe Braided Bun
Backcomb the hair at the crown of your head before tying into a ponytail at the desired height. Create two separate braids within the ponytail and finish each with a rubber band. Wrap one braid around the base of the other, and use a bobby pin to secure it into place. Repeat for the second braid. Finish with a cute hairpiece at the bottom of the bun.  

Wrap-Around-BraidWraparound Braid
Starting at the main part in your hair, create a French braid that is about 1 to 1.5 inches in width across the hairline to behind the ear. Fasten the end down with a bobby pin. Put remaining hair into a ponytail or a messy bun.  For something flirty, opt for a loose side ponytail.

Tip: When brushing your hair into a ponytail, you can either slick the hair back or wear it loose and messy for a more casual look.


Starting at the main part in your hair, create a French braid that is about 1 to 1.5 inches in width across the hairline to behind the ear. Fasten the end down with a bobby pin. Put remaining hair into a ponytail or a messy bun.  For something flirty, opt for a loose side ponytail.

 

 
 

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