This ponytail-bun was just spotted on the streets and we're loving the hybrid combination! Not quite a ponytail or a bun, read on to find out how you can style your hair in this romantically messy up-do this fall.
The braided ponytail-bun in simple steps
Start with healthy hair
First thing's first, you'll need plenty of healthy and voluminous length to create your ponytail-bun. We recommend paying a visit to your local salon every six to eight weeks to ensure that your hair is free of split ends and damage. To create a smooth and shiny base, wash and condition your locks with a shine-enhancing shampoo and conditioner. Applying a coin-sized amount of hair oil to damp hair will ensure a shine that lasts until your next wash.
Get that matte finish
Autumn is all about matte textured looks, so work on achieving that finish by applying a dry shampoo or
Style it with an ultra-thick demi-braid
Though it's been carefully camouflaged, this style requires an element of braiding to create its textured messy finish. Simply tie your hair into a low ponytail to begin with, then loosely braid the lengths to about half way down the middle.
Create your look with a tuck and tousle
Take the unbraided section of your ponytail and secure it underneath the braid with an elastic band. Using a fine-toothed comb, remove loose sections of your braid and wrap them up around the bun. This will create a romantic messy effect.
Secure in place and go
Last, but not least, secure the
Voila! A simple, yet stunning up-do. Prepare to make the ponytail-