Easy Wet Hair Updos You Won't Even Need A Mirror, Or A Celeb Stylist For
August 12, 2009
Nothing puts a damper on pool parties and beach bashes quite like that nagging worry about what to do with wet hair. You don’t have to skip your dip, though— just master these three simple ‘dos. They each require minimal and easy-to-pack products, and once you’ve given the looks a test drive, you won’t even need a mirror to pull them off.
To get Audrina’s messy bun:
Run a dollop of Sally Hershberger Style Primer for Wavy Hair ($12.50) through your hair, finger-combing to bring out some beachy waves. Make a deep side part and sweep hair over to one side in a low ponytail. Twirl your ‘tail a few times around its base and pin randomly. Get a little extra glam by leaving a few tendrils loose in front of your ears. A spritz of Christophe Contours & Styles shaping spray ($5) will hold it all together.
To get January’s braids:
Get smoothed-out strands by working a bit of Living Proof Straight Making No Frizz Styling Cream ($14) through your strands. Create a shallow side part and grab two half-inch pieces of hair near the front of your part. Make two three-strand braids, leaving the ends loose. Gather all of your hair back in a low ponytail or bun, and secure with a snag-free clear elastic ($3.50).
To get Mary Kate’s waves:
To pray a salt-infused spray like John Masters Organics Sea Mist ($16.50) on wet hair to get a faux ocean texture. While finger-combing, alternately scrunch and twist one-inch pieces of hair. Put your index fingers at your temples and sweep upward in a triangle shape until your fingers touch. Secure the little ponytail to one side with an elastic and split-pull to tighten. Finish with a glossy coat of Bed Head Headrush Shine Spray ($16.50) to combat straw-like locks.