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It’s A Wrap: The 2-Minute Effortless Ponytail

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We rekindled our love affair with the hair-wrapped ponytail after seeing Emma Stone AND Reese Witherspoon rocking the look at the SAG Awards. While it looks amazing and glam for evening – as shown by those two – we love it with a slightly more devil-may-care attitude for daytime. Here’s our oh-so-simple tutorial so you can recreate this cool look:

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STEP 1: Brush, brush, brush! Yes, the final look is casual, but this is an important first step.

STEP 2: Pull your hair into a ponytail – high or low, this works at any level.
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STEP 3: While you hold your hair back, use your other hand to pull your hair forward at your crown for a bit of lift!
STEP 4: Secure your ponytail with a band.
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STEP 5: Pull one piece of hair from underneath your ponytail – don’t pull it out of the ponytail! – and wrap around your hair band.
STEP 6: Get a friend to help you secure your hair wrap with two hair grips on either side of your ponytail – or do it yourself.
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Voila! A gorgeous finished ponytail that looks oh-so-cool for daytime wear. Pull out some strands here and there for an effortless vibe.
– Beth Squires