6.14.2012

bad hair day fix: messy rainy day updo

Sometimes theres no point in fighting frizz on rainy days. 
Here is a bad hair day fix that lets you embrace the inevitable mess rainy days cause in an easy messy updo.

1. Brush hair out and pull back into a low ponytail.

2. Tease, tease, tease your ponytail with a bristle brush (I used a large round one) until you create a lot of volume. Hairspray if desired.

3. Gather hair into a bun-like shape and clip the top and bottom of your hair with a hair clip. The messier the better! It doesn't need to be precise -- these clips are being used to help hold the updo in place while you pin. 

4. Take a bunch of bobby pins, and pin your hair into place. Once all sides are secured, remove the hair clips. You can go back and tease/pull/pin hair until you reach a messy look that you like. Finish off with hairspray if desired.

Done! -- Happy bad hair day!

{JCrew sweater; Victoria Secret shorts}


20 comments:

  1. I wish I could have longer hair to do it!
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  2. I love your hair tutorials - and this one is especially great because I live in Vancouver where it practically never stops raining :) Must try this soon!
    xox,
    Cee

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  3. I love this! Such a perfect way to fight the rain! :D I can never seem to get my hair to work like you do...
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  4. love itt!<3

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  5. That's so cute! Thanks for the tutorial! xx

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  6. Love the messy look - so cute! And so perfect for Boston lately :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  7. I would just die for that hair you have, my dear :) It's so thick and lush, you can do so many things with it!

    <3 Cambria
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  9. weeee! now that my hair's blond, I'll try this too!

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  10. Cute and easy! Love it.

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  11. I love this. I'm going to try it when my hair is long enough! x

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  12. This looks awesome! Great job. :)

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  13. That's genius! Lovely photography. I have always treaded lightly with the messed-up look as my hair is deep brunette streaked with silver (the natural kind from being 40, not the salon kind) so I always thought that I might look like a crazy cat lady if I did the messy look, but this is perfect and looks intentional. Living in Scotland, I anticipate getting a lot of rainy day play time out of this tip Thanks so much!

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thank you!! :)

xo -- Diana