Beauty How-To: An Elegant Up-‘Do in Five Minutes

Arrojo stylist Amanda Jenkins creates the perfect messy bun in six simple steps.

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Catherine Blair Pfander
The perfect tousled bun, courtesy of a stylist at Arrojo.
Catherine Blair Pfander
What to do when you have five minutes to create a knockout hair 'do? We asked Arrojo stylist Amanda Jenkins to create a speedy-chic look that even the busiest ladies could recreate at home. Step 1: Jenkins added texture to clean hair with a few sprays of Arrojo's reFINISH Dry Shampoo , using her hands to help the product absorb.
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Step 2: Gently part hair over one eye and bring into a low ponytail behind one ear, using a bungee clasp to maintain shape.
Catherine Blair Pfander
Step 3: Using a one-inch curling iron, Amanda created small ringlets throughout the ponytail, allowing each ringlet to cool for a few seconds before moving on to the next section.
Catherine Blair Pfander
Step 4: Amanda's handy hair-scrunching technique is the perfect way to create a tousled texture without over-teasing or damaging the hair. Holding the ends of a single curl, slide one hand up towards the scalp.
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Step 5: Using long bobby pins, secure each section to the scalp in a loose bun shape. Continue the hair-scrunching routine on each curl section.
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Step 6: To smooth fly-aways and create a healthy sheen, spritz a few pumps of Arrojo's non-aerosol Holding Spray onto a tissue and slowly smooth over strands.
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The sleek finished look: a perfect option for last-minute work functions, or just for dressing-up an everyday ensemble.
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