HOW DO YOU DO: A TOP-KNOT REFRESH
Tousled and effortless-looking in the way that seems like it prob took more effort, the front-knot my new go-to, for sure (and perfect for any date night, Valentine's-y things you might have planned this week).
Starting with clean hair* and a normal part, use a generous amount of your favorite sea spray (mine comes from DC salon Eastern Confederate's Tincture line). Work in the spray/make messy by teasing the roots with your hands – the added texture + volume will keep things up and in place.
to gather hair) and then downwards (to tighten and secure hair) at your temples. Repeat this step about an inch above the top of your ears, and don't sweat symmetry – hair is always prettiest when it's organic-looking, and this specific do is off-kilter enough that there's no wrong way to go about it.
Secure anywhere you feel you're in danger of losing strands (using that same in-up-down technique to lock things in place), stow a few bobby pins in pocket, and head out the door.
*this is really a day one or day two style – if things are greasy it downslides pretty quickly from tousled-chic to just uggh.
**a dimensional bun is key – too flat and it'll look WAY 1890s; tight/compact is cool and minimal but there's something a little romantic about this being all loose and organic. And if this isn't the week for ROMANCE, I don't know what is.
related: last year's Bedhead Tutorial for NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS
all photos by Cortney Peguese - thank you, Cortney!
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