New Summer hair dos

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Twisted Top Knot

Add some texture to your basic top knot with some savvy twisting.
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To start, gather a triangle-shaped piece of hair at the front of your head and section it off. If you have a really thick, long hair that doesn’t tend to stay put in clips, twist the hair, creating a mini bun, and clipping that to keep it all up and out of the way while you work with the rest of your hair.
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Grab all of your loose hair into a ponytail at the top of your head. Secure with an elastic.
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Take the clip out of that front section of hair, then divide it into two equal pieces.
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Holding the sections above your head, begin crossing them over to create a tight twist that starts at the hair line.
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Continue twisting the hair until it reaches the ponytail, then take the remaining hair and wrap it around the ponytail to hide the elastic. Twist it all the way around the base of the ponytail, then tuck and pin it to keep it secure.
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Grab your ponytail and begin twisting it tightly.

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Continue twisting the hair until it folds up into itself.

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Take the remaining hair and wrap it around the base of the knot, tuck in the ends, and then pin it in place.

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All of those twists going in different directions are what help give this basic style a cool upgrade.

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Roll With It

A pretty, genius way to keep your hair off your neck, this rolled ‘do is so not your average ponytail.

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Create a deep side-part on the left side of your head. Grab all of the hair on the left side of that part and keep it to the side, then gather the rest of your hair and sweep it to the right. If your hair won’t stay separated, you can clip the right section with an alligator clip to keep it out of the way.

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Divide the small section of hair on your left into two pieces.

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Cross the hair over and twist. Repeat this one or two more times so that you have the start of a tight, thick twist.

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Grab a vertical section alongside your twist.

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Add it into the twist, crossing over and around the first two strands.

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Continue incorporating vertical sections and twisting until you get to the opposite side of your head. Grab hair into a ponytail and secure with an elastic.

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Take a piece of hair from your ponytail and wrap it around the hair elastic to hide. Tuck it into the ponytail and pin it in place with a bobby pin.

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From the side it looks like a super-cool, beach-ready ponytail…

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But from the back you see the pretty twists that keeps the look girly and sweet.

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The Surprise Braid

Hidden in these beachy waves is a subtle boho braid.

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If your hair is curly or wavy, use your natural texture. Straight-haired ladies should use a large barrel curling iron to create waves. No matter what your hair type, use your fingers to run a dollop of styling cream through your mid-roots to ends to smooth, soften, and keep hair supple.

Grab a triangle section, starting at the front and going all the way the back of your head.

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Pull the hair toward the left side of your head and beging braiding your hair, starting about halfway down your head.

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When you get close to the bottom, leave two inches of hair loose. Take this hair and loop it around the end of the braid.

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Pull the hair through the loop to create a knot. If your hair is thin, it might not hold as well, so use an elastic, then tie the knot. You can also cheat and use a bobby pin at the back of the braid.

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What’s great about this style is that the braid doesn’t overwhelm the look. Instead, it adds intrigue to an already lovely ‘do.

Source: Refinery 29

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2 comments on “New Summer hair dos

  1. afixoflovely says:

    Love the first top knot!

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