Messy, tousled ponytail tutorial: all muss, no fuss

/ 10.24.2014
Potentially the way to deal with the hairstyle you actualy did just wake up with...
Potentially the way to deal with the hairstyle you actualy did just wake up with...

Sometimes, your alarm doesn't go off in time - or at all - and you have no choice but to face the day with the hairstyle you really did wake up with. Fear not, however, because there is one gorgeous look that will seem totally deliberate, and on point, with a few subtle styling tweaks. Cue the messy ponytail.

All things tousled are A-ok on the trend scale right now, so embrace the muss without the fuss!

How to style it

Step 1
Run a wide-tooth comb through your hair to restore just a modicum of order before you begin styling.

Step 2
Spray L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray evenly throughout then blow-dry your hair in large twisted chunks. This will create beachy waves that look like you created them on purpose, unlike the weird bed head kinks.

Step 3
Once you've twisted and dried all of your hair, flip your head forwards, then back again quickly, then gather it all into a low pony.

Step 4
Tease a couple of pieces loose at the front to frame your face, then scrunch some Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum through the pony to add more texture. You can also use a small dab on your fingertip to tack down any unwanted flyaways.

Step 5
Mist your magically mussed pony generously with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray and you're all set!

Et voilà, your bed head hair is totally under control, and totally gorgeous. You're welcome!

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