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Spring is a great time to get romantic: put on some bright lipstick, tousle your hair, and add a big flirty bow. Bedhead is big this season, and it’s a great choice for the first warm days of spring when you’d rather be playing outside than fussing with your mane. The combination of wild texture with a refined bow works for styles both up and down. It could become your signature look. Click the style notes for step to creating it. –– Laura Martin

Step 1: Tousled hair works better on the second-day after washing. Gently brush through to remove and tangles and spray all over with refinish, paying special attention to the roots.

Step 2: Backbrush lightly with a round paddle to add volume and messiness. Do not smooth out before pinning into desired shape.

Step 3: Add a bow anywhere you wish, in fact, unexpected placement (for example in the fringe, or off to one side) enhances the playful feeling of this look. Use bobby pins to secure.

Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA

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