This hairstyle is ideal for a special occasion of any kind. Its quick, easy, and doesn't involve a curling iron.
All you need is 1-2 fake clip-in flowers (you can make them or buy them from mostly anywhere, Target, Walmart, etc...), bobby pins, and hairspray.
Step 1: Pull a small section of hair over your forehead back (you are creating a "poof"). Gently twist and push forward a tad, then secure with 3-5 bobby pins. Use colored bobby-pins according to your hair color (I use blonde colored ones).
Step 2: Pull your hair to the side and make a pony tail just behind your ear. Instead of securing with a hair-tie, wrap the hair in circles around your fingers, then start securing with bobby-pins randomly to get the "messy look" while pulling your fingers out.
Step 3: Secure any loose ends falling out with bobby-pins. This look is "elegantly messy" so it doesn't have to look exactly perfect. In my mind, the more artistic and messy the better!
Step 4: Clip in 1-2 flower pins above the ear opposite the messy bun. Don't be afraid to use bold colors! (Hint: wearing colors that match your hair, skin tone, or eyes are always safe!)
Step 5: Pull out a small strand in the front to frame the face. It can be one or both sides of your face, your choice! I went with just one side.
If you try this hairstyle, email me a pic at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post it on my blog!
Have fun and look great too ;)