Get This Simple, Chic Hairstyle in Less Than 5 Minutes

From the runway to the red carpet, the messy side chignon is the prettiest look for summer

Photography by John Cullen

Ready to rock a fabulous ‘do that’s perfect for any occasion? Just follow these seven simple steps.

Step 1: Bend forward and flip your hair over your head. Spray with a texturizing spray such as John Frieda Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher ($11).

Step 2: Using a brush, lightly backcomb hair to make it messy. Flip hair right side up.

Step 3: Create a side part; then loosely sweep hair to the opposite side and into a low side ponytail. Lightly smooth the top layer of hair with your fingers.

Step 4: Tie a hair elastic twice around your hair; then pull your ponytail halfway through the elastic.

Step 5: Wrap loose ends around the elastic to create a messy bun, securing with 2 or 3 Goody Mini Spin Pins ($7 for 3-pack), which twist and hold hair in place, eliminating the need for a ton of bobby pins.

Step 6: Loosely secure any hair that didn’t make it into the bun (such as long bangs) with a bobby pin.

Step 7: Spritz hair with a strong-hold hairspray.

TIP: Heading to a backyard party? Just add a mini floral clip. For an evening affair, try a jewelled pin.

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