BEAUTY BAR: Messy Half-Buns

There’s no doubt that hair goes on the back burner during the summer. Beach wave spray, anyone? The reality is no one wants to spend hours with a blow dryer and a hot flat iron to make perfectly straight hair, only to have it frizz outside within minutes—thanks humidity! So what to do when you just need a casual up- or down-do for a sunny summer day?

Well, this Fashionista found a happy medium—literally! Right in between the hard-to-achieve messy bun and those beach waves is what I like to call the messy half-bun.  This half-up-do is perfect for the summer. This Fashionista was headed to a country concert and couldn’t figure out how she wanted to do her hair. She finally gave up and threw up part of her hair in frustration. It ended up working out in her favor! She didn’t do anything to the bottom half; she admits she barely even ran a brush through it. This makes it easy for anyone to accomplish. You can dress it up and make it fun by adding a stylish scrunchy or a trendy headband.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR? You only need a few things to make this look work! After you wash your hair, brush it and let it air dry. Once dry (or at least almost dry) grab about one-third to one-half of the hair from the top of your head and throw it into a ponytail holder, making it messy. If needed, brush out the bottom. You can also add beach waves spray to the bottom half if your hair dries naturally straight.