Curly hair lends itself nicely to a messy chignon.
Flip hair over and spritz with hairspray all over. This will give your hair a little extra grit and keep your chignon from wilting after an hour.
Rake hair up and back with your hands, pushing it forward at the roots to encourage lift, and secure ends in a twist at the nape of your neck. Keep sticking in bobby pins and pulling out pieces to loosen the style.
Then, mist the twist with a little shine spray. This shouldn't look perfect but fast/sexy/chic.
MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
HAIRSPRAY like Aussie Catch The Wave Hairspray, $3.99.
BOBBY PINS like Scunci Comfort Curve Bobby Pins, $1.29.
SHINE SPRAY like Charles Worthington All Over Shine Spray, $6.49.
AT-HOME HOW-TO: THE PONYTAIL
Style Stopwatch: 20 minutes from start to finish
1. Wind hair around a two-prong wave iron.
2. Cover hair from root to tip with gel.
3. Pull hair back into a ponytail, with some height at the crown.
4. With a little more gel, slick back sides to prevent flyaways.