Why Guys Love It: Nikki Reed's bun looks simple and elegant yet still touchable. The hair that falls into her face prevents the updo from looking too severe. "Men couldn't care less if your strands are perfectly styled and neat. In fact, he might like you more with some wildness or bedhead, since it shows you're carefree and relaxed," says Fisher.
How to Get It: Make a low side ponytail, leaving a few pieces loose around your face. Twist the length of your ponytail, and wrap it into a figure-eight shape — smoosh it up against your scalp, and tuck the ends into the loop. Insert a few hairpins or tiny barrettes to lock it all in place. Finish with a mist of light-weight hair spray that'll give you extra hold minus any stickiness, like Paul Mitchell Worked Up.
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I am constantly getting compliments on my hair from strangers. Why fix something that isn't broken. Long curly hair.......now that's sexy!! :)
Basing your hairstyle on what OTHER people like = you have issues
Thanks Cosmo, for continually giving me reasons not to read you... except for the instructions on how to get these styles if i so choose... but then, i dont need cosmo for that.
Ahhh, Lemon_Drop - How refreshing - a smart, normal woman! Kudos for being yourself and not rely on Cosmo to tell you what you should look like!
AMEN. This is so typical of the media putting emphasis on straight, sleek, non-ethnic hair has being the aesthetic ideal for women. Sometimes I like to go straight, but after a few days - no matter how much protective crap I put in it - if I try to switch back to my natural state, it looks horrific. All that heat styling sucks all the bounce, shine and health from my curls (YES, curly hair can ALSO look healthy and give the appearance of "an ideal mate" ... I get complimented on how awesome my hair looks all the time, from women AND men).
I think Cosmo should just stick to what they know: ridiculous sex positions, fabricated "confessions", excerpts from embarrassingly aw****l romantic fiction, and indoctrinating generations of women to warp themselves into co-dependent Barbie dolls.