When I cut off my long hair I quickly realized that up-do's had previously been my go-to hairstyle. I felt lost each morning when getting ready. What the heck was I to do with my hair if I couldn't fit it in even a small pony tail? I tried doing the half-up thing and one day when I was feeling annoyed with the short, straggly hairs still hanging down, I decided to give them their own little pony tail. Not intending for the outcome that was: THE DISCOVERY OF HOW TO MAKE A LONG PONY TAIL FROM SHORT HAIR. (when it comes to hair I never fail at being very dramatic)
Here's are the simple steps:
one: put half of your hair in a pony tail.
two: put the remaining hair in a pony tail.
three: tug the top pony (fluff it a bit, give it some volume...).
four: tug the bottom pony (fluff it a bit, give it some volume...).
I know what you're thinking: So like, the 80s style double pony tail? And the answer is kind of, yes. But the trick is: leave your hair "wavy" aka (for me) messy/unbrushed. You have to kind of pull the top pony tail around the bottom one, being sure to cover the bottom elastic.
Here is my before:
And here's how it turns out: