When it comes to fancy hairstyles, it doesn’t get much better than a glammed up ponytail, does it? They’re fun, flirty, and infinitely easier to execute than a complex braid or artfully draped chignon. This cool criss-cross ponytail, for example, looks like some kind of crazy braided creation, but is really just a few sections of hair pinned across each other, making it possible for even the most hopeless braider – *raises hand* – to recreate. Check out the 5-step tutorial here, and rock this look at whatever parties you have on your itinerary this weekend.
Welcome to a new style feature, my friends. The title is pretty self-explanatory (OMG! I love your hair!), but basically, since I’m always on the lookout for hair inspiration, I thought it would be fun to give a weekly shoutout to some of the fabulous ‘dos from around the web. First up: this perfectly messy chignon style from Kate over at The Small Things Blog. I love styles that purposefully look a little undone because there’s no pressure to have a shiny, slicked back finished product–if you miss a few pieces or position the bun slightly off center, it just adds to the effect. Check out her video tutorial to get the look for yourself (in about five minutes, natch!).