DO IT YOURSELF!
Prep: Since you’ll be teasing your hair to create texture, you want it clean—or de-greased with dry shampoo.
Step 1: Pull your hair up above your head as if you’re making a high ponytail.
Step 2: Smooth the front of your hair with a hairbrush, secure ponytail with elastic, then use your fingers to gently rumple hair at the hairline.
Step 3: Use a comb to tease your ponytail until it’s dramatically bigger—you’re trying to create a bird’s nest effect.
Step 4: Loosely wrap your teased ponytail into a coil to create a large bun.
Step 5: Secure with bobby pins
Set: Gently mist with hairspray.
Tip! “This bun also looks beautiful low at the nape of your neck—sort of ballerina-meets-party girl!” says Reagan.