Can’t decide if you want a braid or not? Do like Blake Lively, and have it both ways. The normally polished star gave her look a boho feel by pulling a messy pony to one side and weaving a braid in the center. Make it blend in by using thin, see-through elastics rather than thick, colored hair-ties.
A Messy Ponytail.
Like Sienna Miller’s, works well for dirty hair, since clean strands don’t have as much hold. Get extra texture, before putting your hair up, by spritzing roots with an aerosol spray dry shampoo and dispersing product evenly through hair with a boar bristle brush. Then, bend at the waist and pull your hair into a ponytail, letting gravity give you extra height at the crown. For added oomph, tease hair around your face and on the underside of your head.
Pomp & Circumstance.
I love the effect of having added height at the crown. It makes you look taller, thinner, and just, well, better. The trick is not going overboard. Before styling, give hair lift by applying dry shampoo at the roots and dispersing through strands with a stiff, bristle brush. Tease hair at the crown before pulling all of your hair back into a mid-height ponytail. If youâ€™re not getting perfectly coiffed helmet, like Anna Paquin’s, right awayâ€”smooth hair by running a comb spritzed with hairspray over bumps and lumps.
Even though Justin Bieber is long over his side-swept bangs, it doesn’t mean we have to be. Celebrities, like Carey Mulligan, opt for this slightly-disheveled look because it’s low maintenance, works with any length of cut, and can help slim wider faces.