This one happened by accident when I was trying to do a French twist. Which, with my hair, is sorta impossible. Like the proverbial 25-pounds-of-flour-in-a-5-pound-bag. Except with hair.

Anyway, this style has been in rotation quite a bit lately. It’s an easy way to get the hair off the back of your neck in warm weather, without the weight of having it all piled on top of your head.

This style works best with long hair – if your hair is shorter, you can just do a French twist and be done with it. 

First, pull hair into a low ponytail.

Twist the first 1-2 inches of the ponytail. I twisted mine too much in the photo below. Do as I say, not as I do.

Lay the ponytail flat against your head, vertically. The end of your ponytail should be in your face.

Now, start twisting the hair that is lying flat against the back of your head. Twist it in the same direction as you did before. Don’t worry about the part of the ponytail that’s in your face, we’ll get to that part later. 

As you twist the hair, it should start to create a ‘rolled’ look on the back of your head, reminiscent of a French twist. Use your fingers to help tuck the twisted hair into the roll if it’s not looking quite right.

I have a feeling these directions make no sense whatsoever, but hopefully the pictures help.

Bring the hair remaining in the ponytail to the top of your head.

And twist it into a bun. Secure with bobby pins.

The bun can be as messy or smooth as you like. I like messy. Obviously. 

That’s it! It takes about 3 minutes to pull this together, which is quite possibly my favorite part. 
See you in a few!

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