We’ve done a bunch of long hair tutorials over the years, and readers have since asked for short hair tutorials. We’re thrilled to finally deliver! Our favorite hair stylist Reagan Baker put three looks together, with modeling by Lily Qian…
1. Since tulle can be see-through, double up the piece of tulle so it shows up a little more against your hair.
2. Put the tulle at the nape of your neck and pull it to the top of your head.
3. Tie a knot wherever you want it to be.
4. Secure it behind your ears or at the nape to prevent it from slipping and pull hairs out to make it a little messy.
Here’s the final tulle headband look. How lovely is that? “I’d wear this for a girly event, like girls’ drinks,” says Reagan.
1. Grab all the hair in front of your ears and pull it up.
2. Gather it and twist it.
3. Twist it into a knot and secure with an elastic that’s a similar color to your hair. You can use bobby pins or hair pins to secure it, as needed.
4. Then pull a few hairs out of the front to make it messy.
Here’s the final topknot look. “This look is super casual but you can also dress it up,” says Reagan. “You could put a black velvet ribbon around it to make it feel fancier.”
1. Start with the curling iron at the root of each section and turn the curling iron as you feed hair into it. Switch off holding the curling iron vertically and horizontally, since you want variety in the curls. This will make the curls chunky and piece-y.
2. Pull hair straight with your fingers while it cools, and while the hair is still warm, you can rub or mush the ends any way you want — you want the ends to be kicking out in all directions.
3-4. Tousle hair for more volume.
Here’s the final Fleabag curls look. “Fleabag always had her hair done,” says Reagan. “Messy, unstyled hair has been popular for a long time, so I love that people are styling their hair again.”
Thoughts? Which do you like? Thank you, Reagan and Lily!
P.S. More hair tutorials, and how to blow dry your hair like a stylist.
(Photos by Christine Han for Cup of Jo. Makeup by Ashlee Glazer. Wallpaper by Flat Vernacular.)