3-Minute “So Polished” Hair

For when you just. can’t. blowdry. it. again.

I have one lazy gal hairstyle I wear ALL THE TIME. And it is by far, my most complimented style. Why? Because it’s put-together and also looks like time was spent on it. Which it wasn’t. No one needs to know my hair was wet, and it took approximately 2 minutes to style. So try it. Get promoted. (Okay your hairstyle should never get you a promotion, but you’ll look promote-able nonetheless.) My hair was 50% wet when I took these photos, but I think the finished ‘do looks better when it’s 80% wet to start – more sleek.


Step 1:

When hair is still wet, part down the middle. I like to blow dry just the top at the part line so it lays flat, takes about 1 minute. If you aren’t a center-parter-kinda-gal, a side part will work too. (Please ignore my messy bed in the background mirror (oops!) and my weirdo faces.)

IMG_6496Step 2: Pull back into a tight ponytail at the nape of your neck, secure with rubberband. Ensure that your hair is combed flat so it keeps that sleek look. I have a very fine-toothed comb I use. You can pick one up for $2-3 it at any drugstore. Example: Combs


Step 3:

Braid your hair into a simple braid, you can use a clear rubber band at the end if you want to secure. My hair is so thin, I don’t need it, but some of my friends with luscious thick hair need this step.


Step 4:

Twist your hair around the rubberband and secure with bobby pins – I only need 3-4, but if your hair is thick, you’ll need much more. It’s much easier to pin when it’s wet, so you shouldn’t have to worry about flyaways. If you do, put it a style primer beforehand. Here’s one I like: Living Proof Primer


FINAL LOOK! You’re such a babe.



If you have a ribbon handy, (from anything, a box, a gift bag) tie it around the bun with a bow at the bottom. I love a black velvet ribbon. It’s a great way to spice up the look for a happy hour after work.

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