Photo: Courtesy of Timothy C. Johnson
1. If your hair is straight, use a triple-barrel curling iron (like this Hot Tools Professional 3-Barrel Waver, $45) to quickly create waves—clamping the iron onto small sections near your roots and working down to your ends.
2. Leave a few face-framing pieces out and pull the rest back into a loose ponytail just above the nape of your neck. Secure with an elastic.
3. Pull the ponytail holder down so that there is space between the elastic and your scalp.
4. Tuck the tail and the elastic up and underneath the rest of your hair. Secure your length to the nape of your neck with bobby pins and mist with hairspray for extra hold.
For more party hair ideas, check out the rest of Red Carpet Hair or visit Johnson at Privé Salon in New York City.
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