Every once in a while, when I wake up on the right side of the bed (and don’t have a wine headache), I take the time to make myself look good in the morning.
I might play around with my makeup to make my face look thinner.
Or give myself smokey, sexy eyes.
Or pile my hair on top of my head in a sexy summer updo.
Or give myself beautiful beach waves.
But we both know I don’t wake up on the right side of the bed most of the time (and don’t even get me started on those wine headaches), so I usually stick with my 5-minute makeup routine and sleek straight hair look.
Which is probably a bad thing because, 9 times out of 10, my makeup has melted off my face and my hair has been pulled into a boring mom ponytail by the time I drop my daughter off at preschool.
But when I woke up with perfectly aligned hormones the other day, I decided I’m sick and tired of looking like a disheveled mess all the time, so while my 3-year-old has been busy living it up in summer camp, I’ve been chugging coffee and watching tutorials on YouTube.
I’ve found 10 fantastic tutorials to teach you how to make your mom ponytail more stylish, but before I get to them, I want to share a couple of great hair accessories I swear by on lazy mornings when I have next to no time to make myself look presentable.
The Conair Topsy Tail Kit has been a lifesaver to me since I was a sophomore in high school (which was a VERY long time ago). It offers a really easy way to add a bit of style to an otherwise boring ponytail, and if you’re up for the challenge, you can use it to create a bunch of different looks. Here’s a list of 25 by Babes in Hairland to give you some inspiration!
The Conair Ultimate Updo Clip is another favorite of mine on days when I want my hair completely out of my face but still want to maintain a sense of style. It took me a bit of practice to get the hang of it, but it’s now my go-to accessory when I want to tie my hair back in a messy bun.
And now for those ponytail tutorials…
1. Kim Kardashian-Inspired Sleek High Ponytail by Casey Holmes
2. Simple Looped Side Ponytail by Luxy Hair
3. Quick and Messy Bun Updo by Luxy Hair
4. Voluminous Ponytail by LeSassafras
5. Wrap Around Ponytail (without bobby pins!) by Luxy Hair
6. The Fishtail Braid by thebeautydepartment.com
7. Retro Side Ponytail by Luxy Hair
8. Summer Perfect Ponytail by Luxy Hair
9. French Twist Ponytail by Luxy Hair
10. Inside Out Ponytail Bun by Luxy Hair