May 6, 2013
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Cool hairstyles you can do at home

Do-it-Yourself do’s

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Sock bun
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Sleek ponytail
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Braided headband

Show off your skills by skipping the salon and doing your own hair for your party. Here are a few easy at-home styles that will make you look red-carpet gorgeous:

sock bun

Steal AnnaLynne McCord’s pretty ballerina look with the ever-elusive sock bun. Before you try this hairdo, you need three things 1) dirty hair (we know, gross, but it helps!), 2) a little practice, and 3) an old sock — the longer, the better (okay, double gross, but, trust us!). Take an old sock and cut off the toes, making a hole. From the hole, roll the sock into a donut shape. Once you have created a sock donut, brush your hair with a flat paddle brush into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic. Pull the tip of your pony through the center of the donut, spread your hair evenly around the outside, and then tuck your hair inside the donut. Once tucked, roll the sock down the length of your pony (towards your head) and wrap your hair around it as you go. When you’ve reached the base, make sure the sock is covered with hair, and secure with bobby pins.

Messy, side-pony

Copy Cher Lloyd’s chic, tousled look with this cute side-pony. Gather your hair to one side of your head and drape it over your shoulder. Tease the top quarter of your pony — the part closest to your head. Once you’ve done this, disguise the frizz by gently brushing the very top layer of your teased hair to make it smooth on the top. Tie the elastic slightly below the teased part of your hair. Once it is tied, take the top third section of your side-pony that is below the elastic and pull it up, making the elastic ride upwards, adding an extra bump of volume. Finish with hairspray and remember that this is a messy look, so don’t be afraid to pull out baby-hairs that frame your face.

Sleek ponytail

Kelly Rowland’s fun, chic look is super easy. Gather your hair in a ponytail. Once your ponytail is in a position you like, tie all of it except for a small portion (a third or fourth of your ponytail) with an elastic. Take the extra, untied strand and wrap it around the elastic, hiding it, and secure it with bobby pins.

Braided headband

Get your boho-on with Katy Perry’s pretty braided headband. Start with your hair down. Clip up the section of your hair where you want to lay your braided headband. Once clipped, gather a section of hair on one side of your head and loosely braid it. Once braided, release the clipped part of your hair and then wrap the braid over the top of your head and secure on the other side, behind your ear with a pin. To add a little volume, gently tease your hair behind the headband and hide the teased hair with smooth, brushed hair.

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