This look blends country glamour with urban chic; it walks the line between horseback and catwalk. Loose texture gives the style a romantic finish while asymmetry adds a touch of edginess. Play up this style’s dualistic nature by wearing it with neutral makeup and oversized earrings or add a few flowers and a streak of bright shadow for edgy romance. Click the style notes for step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin

Step: Divide hair just behind the left ear, creating one large and one small section. Pull the large section into a ponytail on the right side of the head. Pull the smaller side into a smaller tail in the left side.

Step: Braid the smaller side into a tight plait, securing ends with a bobby pin. Use a teasing brush to rough up the surface. Pull small tendrils loose with the tail of comb.

Step: Braid the larger ponytail loosely securing the ends with a clear hair band. Snip the rubber bands off of both braids. Pump refinish into roots to add volume and grit. Pull a few strands loose around the face. Finish with primp working 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. Follow her inspirations on twitter.

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