Step one: if you don't have a teasing comb go out to Sally's Beauty and shell out $3 and you won't be sorry. I start by teasing the front section so that my pony has some body.
Step two: pull hair up in a high pony. Make sure the front section you just teased is still got some life to it! Grab a pony holder and get to work, doesn't really matter what color the hair tie is. You won't see it!
Step three: tease the heck out of the pony. I like to grab smaller sections of hair, since mine is quite thick. It really takes some playing around to get it right for your hair.
Step four: tame the pony. Just kind of squish it with your hands to make it not so unruly. I promise, when you're done teasing it will literally. Be all over the place!
Step five: wrap hair around the base of the pony. Simple enough. If it doesn't look just right, don't worry. We have yet to bobby.
Step six: bobby pins. Little tip I just learned from Pinterest (obvi) is the way a bobby pin is supposed to go in the hair. It's all about the bumpy side DOWN. Use as many as you need. This is how I make the wrapped hair really look like a bun. When in doubt, stick a pin.
Step seven: I like to then pull the sides a little, keeping with that non-perfect look.
Step eight: HAIRSPRAY. Make sure that suckers not movin.
Step nine: TADA. Take a minute to admire your handy work.
Tools: Teasing comb. DryBar Hairspray. Hair tie. Bobby pins.
If you aren't thinking, HELLO New Year's Eve hair, you are a crazy person. Beyond easy and simple, but chic. Slap on a red lip and you're golden.
Photos by Marianne Lucille Photography