This impressive style is highly textured but easy to accomplish. Combining two classic techniques for a whole new finish, this look is accomplished by wrapping a fishtail braid into a bun or chignon. Whether spiralled or folded flat, this simple style transforms a small updo into a big statement. Both classic and romantic, the look pairs well with day and evening attire. Read the style notes for fast and easy steps to creating the shape. — Laura Martin  

Step: Pull hair back into a low ponytail and secure with a cloth band. Use holding spray to control flyways or refinish dry shampoo to rough up the surface.

Step: Braid the pony into a fishtail braid. Start with two sections, take a small piece of hair from the right and add to the left, then repeat on the opposite side, separating a section from the left and adding it to the right. Continue working in this manner to the ends of the hair and finish with a small rubber band.

Step: Wrap the braid up and around the base of the ponytail securing into desired shape with bobby pins. Use fingers to loosen or refine texture and finish with holding spray.

Special thanks to Laura Martin, senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology schoolfor sharing professional hairstyling advice with Style Noted
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