Up-dos don’t have to be intimidating. This is a simple look that you can wear with an evening gown or even just a sweater and jeans. Give it a try for your next holiday party and feel instantly regal, maybe even royal. In just 5 simple steps, this messy french twist can be yours! XO, Anna

MaterialsTeasing comb
Bobby pins
Medium hold hairspray like Garnier Fructis Anti Humidity Hairspray
Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach spray
Alternative: Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

step-1Start off with day-old, unwashed hair. This will give you a better texture and more grip for styling. Spray it thoroughly with Beach Spray. Optional : use your hairdryer on the cold setting to dry and set the spray.

step-2Using your teasing comb/brush choose a side of your head and brush all the hair on that side tightly around and back to the opposite side of your head and pin with bobby pins in a vertical line to secure.

step-3 Hold out the excess hair that was brushed to one side and start to roll it in on itself to create a large french twist. Don’t worry if a few little pieces fall out, this is supposed to look natural!

step-4Once you have rolled all of your hair into your head, secure it with some bobby pins in the same vertical manner as the step above

step-5Pull out a few random pieces and secure with some hairspray. Now you look fabulous!

Photography: Chelsey Heidorn | Makeup Artist: Brielle Brenner | Art Direction: In Honor Of Design