3 Ways Olivia Palermo Would Wear Her Hair to Work
Another year, another 365 opportunities to low-key stalk Olivia Palermo on the daily for beauty inspiration. Never one to stick to the same old, same old, OP is known for an ability to mix up both her hair and makeup looks on a regular basis in the best possible way. (A rare quality in an It girl, let me tell you.) While we enjoy this talent for pulling off just about anything 24/7, it's never more appreciated than when our own tanks of beauty inspiration are running low.
Case in point: As we get back into the swing of things at work, we're on the hunt for fresh office-appropriate hairspo. (A regular ponytail can only go so many wears before it gets boring.) Being the clever cookies that we are, we've turned to Palermo for updates on everything from the aforementioned pony to a standard topknot. True to form, her latest updos not only add interest with only a few extra steps, they also suit the current Australian heat and humidity. (As my uncle would say: "It's hot enough to scald a lizard.")
Keep scrolling for three ways Palermo would wear her hair to work.
Starting in order of difficulty, Palermo presents us with this simple tousled ponytail. A very basic update on your usual "sweep it back and tie it off" number, the key difference is the soft texture. Either wave your hair lightly and haphazardly before you do your pony, or twist sections of the end of the pony around a tong for easy movement. For a pro finish, gently rub your palms in small circles at your hairline to tease out a few youthful baby hairs.
Next on the list is this topknot upgrade. Again, it's pretty dang easy, even for rookies. Start with second day hair so you've already got a little grip to work with (or sprinkle on some volumising powder like Evo's Haze, $30), then blast your roots with dry shampoo for extra lift. Tip your head upside down and pull everything into a high pony, then, instead of carelessly pulling the ends through the elastic a couple of times, split the pony into two and wind each section around the other until you've got a sweet little bun happening. Pin it in place, then gently rough up the bun with your fingers so it's not too perfect.
I don't know if you've heard but, according to Pinterest, 2017 is gonna be the year of the braided bun. Get a jump on the trend with this incredible 'do from OP which incorporates not one, but two braids. (#Overachiever.) To DIY, flip your head upside down and create a plait starting at the nape of your neck. Once you're done, tie it off with a clear elastic, then tightly pull all your hair up into a high ponytail and secure. Undo the braid so that it unravels down to the ponytail elastic. Next braid the pony, wind it around itself into a bun and pin.