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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.

What Do You Think?

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25 Comments

  1. LLB wrote:

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

    Posted 2.11.14 Reply
  2. Mégan wrote:

    I love your hair ! :o

    Posted 2.9.14 Reply
  3. modakanali wrote:

    so lovely!

    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  4. whiskers77 wrote:

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

    Posted 1.25.14 Reply
  5. 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.

    Posted 1.20.14 Reply
  6. Mex Alex wrote:
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  7. Christine & Shannon wrote:

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

    Posted 1.12.14 Reply
  8. fayaae wrote:

    Reblogged this on Curl up & dye.

    Posted 1.10.14 Reply
  9. so pretty…might have to try that tomorrow and see how it goes!!!!

    Posted 1.8.14 Reply
  10. pretty :) definitely making it one day

    Posted 1.6.14 Reply
  11. How delicate and pretty! Will give it a try :)
    http://www.societyswan.com

    Posted 1.6.14 Reply
  12. kourtney wrote:

    Classic and pretty!

    Posted 1.4.14 Reply
  13. Cute ponytail! Haven’t seen this before and I love it :)

    Posted 1.4.14 Reply
  14. that’s a great photo!

    Posted 1.3.14 Reply
  15. marimarte wrote:

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

    Posted 1.3.14 Reply
  16. I know this post is about your hair but your sweater is precious!

    Posted 1.3.14 Reply
  17. kendylgrey wrote:

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

    Posted 1.3.14 Reply
  18. OH! I was testing this on my sister yesterday. It ended up looking messy, but not the cool kind.

    Posted 1.3.14 Reply
  19. 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.

    Posted 1.3.14 Reply
  20. justaddtea wrote:

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

    Posted 1.3.14 Reply
  21. iLove this look! So simple yet elegant!!

    Posted 1.3.14 Reply
  22. Love this look! I have always wanted to give it a try

    Posted 1.3.14 Reply
  23. I love this look. Elegant and effortless.
    ~Anna
    http://fairygodmotherbeautyblog.com/

    Posted 1.3.14 Reply
  24. Amy wrote:

    such a great go to hairstyle

    Posted 1.3.14 Reply
  25. gayazahari wrote:

    Beautiful I love it!

    Posted 1.3.14 Reply