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Ponytail + Bun = One Killer Hybrid Hairstyle

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 texturising powder to your locks before styling. A texturising product will also help to hold your ponytail-bun in place for longer, while creating the added texture you'll need to really pull it off.


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 look in place with a light hold hairspray, ensure that you spray your product onto the wispy sections you wrapped around your bun.

Voila! A simple, yet stunning up-do. Prepare to make the ponytail-bun your go-to hairstyle of the season!

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