From the daily archives: "Saturday, May 25, 2013"

Tousled waves look sexy, soft and effortless, so it’s no wonder that the popularity of beachy looks continues into winter. But for straight haired ladies like me, getting gentle undulations can be challenging. There are many methods for coaxing texture from straight locks, however, depending on your hair type, some of these may leave you with weird kinks or little more than a ripple. Click style notes for a review of the basics, along with advanced tips on getting the most oomph from your tresses. –– Laura Martin

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There’s nothing more classic than a simple ponytail, which is why we love seeing twists on this standard style. Olivia Wilde added some pizzazz to her ponytail by creating a banded style with plenty of volume. Paired with her deep-set bangs, the look is still classy, but it has a fun, fresh quality. For ladies with long hair like Olivia’s, this is a great, simple way to jazz up those long locks.

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