Fix a Hair Emergency : Fake a Ponytail

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I’m always stashing a few bobby pins and clear elastics in my purse in case of a “hair emergency”.  But sometimes I’m caught without a functioning hair elastic, or it snaps when I go to use it. With just a few bobby pins, you can “fake” a ponytail in case your hair is simply not cooperating! 

lipstick: Mac LoveLorn
Earrings: Loft (out of stock)
Top: Target Maternity

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  1. JANNA says
    Posted August 12, 2013

    This is really good to know!! Thanks!! 😀

  2. Posted August 12, 2013

    This is awesome! Love it!

  3. Posted August 12, 2013

    This is fantastic! Thanks 🙂

  4. Unknown says
    Posted August 12, 2013

    How do you get a bobby pin, or two, to hold your hair? My hair would fall out in half a second, I think.

    • Unknown says
      Posted August 13, 2013

      Bobby pins did not work for me so I took the twist and used a clear elastic to attach it to about 1/4 of the ‘ponytail’ underneath. Worked a treat, the elastic secured the twist, the twist still held all the other hair together.

  5. Posted August 12, 2013

    Great tip! I never though about doing that 🙂
    xoxo
    Suzanne from written by suzanne

  6. Posted August 12, 2013

    I love this but not sure it would work with my hair. My hair is extremely long so I never know what styles will work!

  7. Posted August 12, 2013

    GENIUS, Kate!

  8. Posted August 12, 2013

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  9. shorak says
    Posted August 12, 2013

    Hey, I love reading your blogs Kate! I look forward to every new post. I can’t believe I haven’t read your blog until this summer. It is awesome! I got some great makeup from Sephora and got some stuff thanks to your suggestions and reviews on products. I got approved to get a Birch Box too! I would never have known about them if it hadn’t been for your reviews. Thanks!

  10. Donna says
    Posted August 12, 2013

    Wow! For something that looks so pretty & complicated, it sure is easy to do. Thanks again, Kate!

  11. Posted August 13, 2013

    Thanks once again! I always keep bobby pins in my purse too!!

  12. Katie says
    Posted August 13, 2013

    This is perfect. I always have a ton of bobby pins in my purse and now pony tail holders.

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  13. Lil' K says
    Posted August 13, 2013

    Did this today!! This just might be my “go to” style 🙂 And, I have thick, curly hair – just had to use extra bobby pins, but it worked! Thanks!!!

  14. Kait says
    Posted August 13, 2013

    I haven’t been here in a while, because my hair is short (would totally utilize this tutorial if it wasn’t), but I wanted to say I love the bobby pin in your header. 🙂

  15. Ashley says
    Posted August 13, 2013

    Great video!! I always keep a bunch of bobby pins in my bag. 🙂

    Xo,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

  16. Posted August 13, 2013

    You are truly a genius! God sure gave you the “hair creativity” gene!! So thanks for sharing it with all of us who lack it!

  17. Posted August 13, 2013

    I tried this right after I watched your video and it is SO easy! I will use this as a hairstyle more often than just those days when I need to pull my hair back.

  18. Jenny says
    Posted August 14, 2013

    I have very thick hair and have no luck with bobby pins staying in, even with small twist of my bangs. Am I doing something wrong? I over lap the pins, is this correct?

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  22. Posted August 22, 2013

    Wow this really nice way to tie hair without robber ban.

    ~Julie
    CoLaz

  23. Waseem says
    Posted August 28, 2013

    great info..a new way to handle emergency management..thanks you share it,,

  24. Posted September 5, 2013

    Great information, you are simply amazing. You are very resourceful. I’m happy I drop by to your post.
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  26. Posted January 14, 2014

    really fantastic. i love it.. thanks

  27. Katie says
    Posted February 13, 2015

    This is so helpful for when I realize I don’t have a hair tie on my wrist!