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I love this hair style – it’s great for one of those days when you don’t feel like doing much to your hair, but you still want to look put together. All you need is an elastic headband (I made this one with Fold Over Elastic) and about three minutes!

~ Start with brushed hair that has a bit of grit or texture. I usually mist the hair with hairspray or a styling gel.

~ Section a tiny portion of the bottom layer of hair, clipping the top portion out of the way.


~ Make tiny braids with the unclipped hair.


~ Unclip the top layer of hair, then place the headband on the head so that it’s OVER the hair.


~ Starting behind the left ear, take a small portion of hair and tuck it up and over the headband, pulling it through so it forms a loop over the headband. Repeat until you get to the nape of the neck, then repeat from the right ear and work your way back.


~ Tuck any loose strands, being sure to fluff the loops to cover the headband.

~ Finish with hairspray, if you’d like.

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Here’s a quick video of the whole thing!

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I love doing my hair like this when it’s wet – not only will it stay in all day, but it dries with nice waves.

Any questions, let me know. Have fun!