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There are few times when “one size fits all” is actually accurate, but this chic and simple undo really is perfect for just about any occasion from casual coffee date to formal wedding. Easily customize the front with a dramatic part or faux bang; add a few embellished clips or flowers to dress it up; or tie a scarf around the hairline to soften. Start with curls, waves, or glossy sleekness; this shape works for everyone! However you make it your own, you’re going to love this look. Click the notes for step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin

Step: Spray clean, dry hair lightly with hydro mist, dividing into 4 quadrants for even application. Brush through, and part as desired.

Step: Pull all hair into a low ponytail that sits just under the occipital bone and secure with a hair band. Divide a small strip of hair from the underside of the pony and wrap around the base to hide the hair band.

Step: Divide the ponytail in half. Flip the top half up and fold over two fingers, creating a loop. Fan out gently to create a crescent shape, leaving ends loose and pointing toward the left. Attach with bobby pins.

Step: Fold remaining hair into another loop, expanding to match the top one, flipping ends out of the right. Pin into place. Set style with holding spray.

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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