- Start by prepping dry hair with a texturizing spray to add grip. Create a high ponytail and secure with a hair tie. For a more causal knot, don't pull the ponytail too tight.
- Hold the tip of your ponytail vertically and begin to tease starting at the hair tie, working your way to the ends.
- Begin to twist hair around the base of the ponytail and pin around the edges of the knot to keep it in place.
- Mist with hairspray for extra hold.
- For best results, start by using an anti-frizz or nourishing cream before styling. Pull hair into a low ponytail and secure with a hair tie. Divide into two equal-sized sections, and then divide again so you have four equal sections.
- Separate a half-inch section of hair from the outside of the left ponytail and repeat on the right side.
- Take the right-most section and braid it across two sections of hair, and then repeat with the left-most section.
- Repeat, alternating sides, until you've reached the end of the braid and fasten with a hair tie. For a seamless braid, cut the original hair tie at the base. Finish with an ant-humidity spray to set your style and add texture.
- Following the angle of your cheekbones, sweep hair up on a diagonal, using a hairbrush to smooth flyaways and fasten with a hair tie at the crown of the head. Use two hair ties to keep thick hair in place.
- To hide the hair tie, take a small section from underneath the ponytail and wrap it around, securing with pins along the way. Spritz with hairspray for extra hold.
- Before you start, apply a heat-protecting primer. Pull hair into a ponytail at the base of your neck and use a large-barreled curling iron to curl all pieces. If your hair has a natural wave, skip the hot tools and let it air dry or quickly diffuse it.
- Remove hair tie and lightly tussle hair to break apart the curls.
- Spritz with a lightweight hairspray for a flexible hold.
- To complete the look, collect two small sections of hair on either side of your face at the temples and twist them to the back of your head and secure with pins or a barrette.