I used to say ponytails meant defeat. They meant "I surrender hair. You will do what you want." But as I've gotten my hair a bit longer, I've enjoyed wearing a ponytail!
So here is a tutorial for one of my favorite ways to wear my hair. My husband loves my hair both in a ponytail and in what he calls "the explosion" (aka messy bun)!
The Messy Ponytail/Bun/Explosion
*the clear rubber bands I use are Conair Poly Bands.
**you will have greater success with curled/curly hair. Here is the tutorial for curling your hair. You may get a similar effect with straight hair, but probably with less volume.
My Outfit -- Earrings: Elisabeth Ashlie Jewelry, White 3/4 length shirt: J. Crew Outlet, Grey vest: Banana Republic Fall 2011, Scarf: Banana Republic Fall 2011, Jeans: very old clearance Gap jeans!
so throw that hair up and rock the messy bun!