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I have two go-to hairstyles: loose and wavy, and messy top knot. I pin hair tutorials like it’s my job, but I never make an effort to try anything new. Like, ever.

So let’s not get crazy and call this a resolution, but I’m hoping to mix up my mane now and then, master a few [easy] styles, and maybe share them on the blog in a completely random and noncommittal series, aptly named after the Pinterest board that houses all my good hair inspiration.

Kicking things of with the easiest of ‘dos: the throwback topsy tail, made modern with a little mess.

You can find simple instructions for this classic pony on Gal Meets Glam.  I sprayed mine with Lush Sea Spray for texture, then teased the pony a bit with a boar bristle round brush for extra volume. To finish the front, I quickly curled any fallen pieces away from my face with a 1.5″ curling iron, and gave it all a good spray with Elnett satin hairspray for all-day hold.

Next time, I’ll give the crown a good back combing for an extra boost before I pull my hair into the pony.

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25 Comments

  1. 2.11.14
    LLB said:

    I just have discovered your blog… and I love it !

  2. 2.9.14
    Mégan said:

    I love your hair ! :o

  3. 1.29.14

    so lovely!

  4. 1.25.14

    I absolutely love the effortless beauty of this hair style….will definitely try this look for school.
    -Hannah
    http://survivinghighschoolwithhannah.wordpress.com

  5. 1.20.14

    Breathtaking! I love it.. the top, the hair, how you’ve accessorized! Well styled dear ;D

    <3 Carsla
    Founder & CEO of Connect-the-Cloths
    http://www.connect-the-cloths.com
    A stylist, foodie, & writer's blog in development.

  6. 1.20.14
    Mex Alex said:
  7. 1.12.14
    Christine & Shannon said:

    I remember doing my hair like this when I was younger, good idea to bring it back! :)

  8. 1.10.14
    fayaae said:

    Reblogged this on Curl up & dye.

  9. 1.8.14

    so pretty…might have to try that tomorrow and see how it goes!!!!

  10. 1.6.14

    pretty :) definitely making it one day

  11. 1.6.14

    How delicate and pretty! Will give it a try :)
    http://www.societyswan.com

  12. 1.4.14
    kourtney said:

    Classic and pretty!

  13. 1.4.14

    Cute ponytail! Haven’t seen this before and I love it :)

  14. 1.3.14

    that’s a great photo!

  15. 1.3.14
    marimarte said:

    This is beautiful! This is definitely going to be my go-to hairstyle from now on, so thanks for introducing it to me!

  16. 1.3.14

    I know this post is about your hair but your sweater is precious!

  17. 1.3.14

    beautiful, I do this but with half my hair. http://kendylgrey.com

  18. 1.3.14

    OH! I was testing this on my sister yesterday. It ended up looking messy, but not the cool kind.

  19. 1.3.14

    Ugh, I do the same thing. I’ve let my hair grow out and don’t do a dang thing with it but let it flow or throw it up in a bun. Have you ever looked at The Small Things Blog? Her hair tutorials are to die for. It’s sick.

  20. 1.3.14

    Very pretty! If you find anything good for super curly hair, let me know. :)

  21. 1.3.14

    iLove this look! So simple yet elegant!!

  22. 1.3.14

    Love this look! I have always wanted to give it a try

  23. 1.3.14

    I love this look. Elegant and effortless.
    ~Anna
    http://fairygodmotherbeautyblog.com/

  24. 1.3.14
    Amy said:

    such a great go to hairstyle

  25. 1.3.14

    Beautiful I love it!