Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Best Hair Style You've Never Tried

If you, like the rest of the northern hemisphere, are suffering from Mid-Winter Malaise, a new hair do might help, yes? If you're a bit too punky for the ubiquitous princess hair but you don't want to overwhelm your grandma with your mohawk, please allow me to introduce you to your new best friend: The Faux Mo.

It's funky, it's fancy, it's even work appropriate! And better yet, it works best on dirty hair and takes all of one minute to put together. See? I told you you'd love it.

Recipe:
8 little hair binders
2 bobbie pins
Some hair gel
Lots of panache

1. Rub some gel through your hair if it's not suitably dirty. Give it a proper mussing.
2. Pin your bangs back into a poof. When in doubt, bigger is better.
3. Pull your hair into three or four little ponytails, in a vertical line down the back of your head.

Using the other four hair binders, twist your four ponytails into messy buns. The messier the better.

And you're done! 

31 comments

  1. My hair is much shorter, but I'm going to try a version of this too. The way you described it is awesome!

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  2. Love it. Sign me up.

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  3. So cute!!! I do believe I will try this!

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  4. lol i use to do the three pony tails for my girls when they were small... this definitely is different...

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  5. I haven't had my hair up in ages, need to try this!

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  6. Amazing!
    If I put my hair up I fear I look like a boy, though.

    Maybe if I put a tonne of blusher on...?!

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  7. Well done! I've seen this style and love it. My long face won't work, but I wish it did! LOVE IT!

    Great pics too. :)

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  8. Wow. Love the do. I so want to try this; alas my hair is too short. But on one of those inevitable occasions when I don't get my hair cut for a while, I will definitely rock this hair style. And when I do, I will walk with a pimp limp because my hair will be so awesome. Thanks!

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  9. Great tutorial...it's a do 'do (not dodo, and definitely not doo-doo, and not a don't.).

    My hair is substantially longer, but I think I can pull this off, AND sport the b-girl posturing.

    Plus, anything that works with dirty hair gets my vote.
    Just keeping' it real, yo.

    Peace out,
    Lola

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  10. I seriously wish my hair were long enough to do this.

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  11. This is awesome :D

    Watch our world here I come in ma faux mo

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  12. Yeah, it's official, I'm girl-crushing you.
    But seriously, I do need to try something new with my hair. Your technique is probably preferable, as my conclusive remedy was to just chop a bunch of it off...but who knows!

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  13. I wonder how many hairties i can find... ponder...

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  14. I'm not ballsy enough to try this, but you look awesome!

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  15. I love this! Not sure my hair is long enough but definitely going to try it! Simple and easy definitely my style! :)

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  16. Great tutorial! Can't wait to try it!! The style looks so great on you as well.

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  17. that's my new favorite, too! ;D

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  18. This is perfect spring hair! I'm gonna stick some wild feathers in it. :) But I dress like a nut.

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  19. I love this! I wonder if I can make it work with my short bob.

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  20. Have too! Tried it, I mean. I sometimes just leave the ponytails loose, too - it's preeeety!

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  21. I'm going to try this sometime, just for fun. Dunno if I could rock it in public.

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  22. I love it, it's like a girl-hawk! I'm thinking I need to do a hairstyle roundup...

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  23. what a spunky hairstyle! I've only done the two knots version but it was mostly for functionality while I ran and my "long in front short in back" hair needed a way to stay up.

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  24. Cuteness - especially the b-girl shot! Shame my hair is way too short to try this.

    --xo.

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  25. i LOVE this!! my hair is just above my shoulders, so i'm going to try it & see how it goes. thank you for the photos showing what you're explaining (that's so annoying in magazines when they just say it, but dont show it). :)

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  26. Jorey, my two year old, has rocked the faux mullet. Her teachers at daycare gave her one. She loved it and embraced it's beauty. I have to find that pic. Of course, you rock it the most

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  27. thanks! I LOVE it and I got so many compliments!!

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  28. Dude, I wore this for three days straight with already dirty hair and continued to bank at work [dancing...I was that cranky stripper in the comments]! I had school and didnt have time to wash my hair in between...this hairstyle has been saving my life. Serious.

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  29. I'm definitely going to try this! Thank you for posting! :)

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