2nd-Day Hair Has Never Looked So Good

Whether you’re on a rad spring road trip with pals and don’t have the time (or shower) to wash your locks, or you just have a propensity for hitting the snooze button too many times on Monday mornings, we’ve got your new go-to hairstyle right here. This crazy-easy look makes dirty hair a definite ‘do’ (get it?), and, best of all, it will work on hair of various lengths and textures!

Check out the simple steps below, then get to stylin’.

Step One

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Gather the top section of your hair at the back of your crown (a little less than if you were doing a half-up ‘do, because you will need three sections of hair total — more on that to come). Twist that section as you see above.

Step Two

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Backcomb the section a bit to give it some volume and rough up the texture. This also helps give the twist better hold.

Step Three

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Twist the section around itself, almost like you’re making a mini-bun, and use bobby pins to secure it. Don’t worry about making it perfect — this is a perfectly imperfect look. And remember: bobby pins go in wavy side down, smooth side up!

Step Four

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Repeat the same steps with a second section of hair! Pull back, twist, back comb, and pin section numero dos.

Step Five

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You guessed it — repeat again with the third and final section of hair. Voila! You’re done in five minutes flat, and you have that messy-chic look that’s coveted far and wide.

Bree is wearing the Concertgoing Places Top.

+Will you be trying this second-day ‘do? Let us know how it turns out in the comments!

About Natalie

As the owner of three small, fluffy dogs, Natalie has accepted the fact that dog hair being everywhere and on everything is just part of her lifestyle now. She cannot stop decorating (and redecorating) her home, and lives by Robert Venturi's words, "Less is a bore." Fresh flowers, floral print dresses, and a good gin and tonic are just a few of her favorite things.

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  1. Silvia 12/19/2016 at 1:23 pm #

    This hair do was easy and it looked fabulous! It also stayed up for more than 8 hours. Thanks for the idea.

  2. Becky 02/21/2019 at 4:22 am #

    I’m an older woman and wondered if this style would be to ‘young for me, but on a whim, I tried it. I was pleasantly surprised when I got compliments from several people, and it stayed in all day! Thanks so much!

    • Kat 03/06/2019 at 7:53 pm #

      Oh wonderful! So glad you gave it a go, Becky!

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