The next time you find yourself in front of your mirror trying to get your updo just right, take a step back. Lately it seems as if polished ponytails aren't the only options for Summer. Tousled styles are taking center stage, too. Recently, Jennifer Lawrence (left), model Selita Ebanks (upper right), and Olivia Palermo (lower right) have all been spotted sporting this mussed-up look.
To re-create the style at home, the trick is to form lots of body as a base. Prime your hair with a texture-enhancing product, like Alterna Summer Ocean Waves texturizing spray ($20). Then, it's time to customize. Pull random sections of your hair away from your hairline and bobby-pin them at the back of your head. Whether you allow pieces to fall in your face is up to you. In the back, gather a portion of hair at the nape of your neck, and pull it into a loose, deconstructed ponytail. For an even more imperfect and dramatic look, tease pieces of your hair near the hair elastic, and you're done . . . or should we say undone.