On Saturday I finally got around to seeing Crazy, Stupid, Love., which is definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already, and it totally inspired the above twisted side ponytail hairstyle that I created later that night.

Actress Analeigh Tipton who plays the babysitter in the flick sported many twisty styles that I thought were so cute, but pretty and romantic at the same time. Twists are quite easy to achieve and are office or happy hour appropriate, which makes them a great go-to hairstyle option. Here’s how I created this particular look:

Step 1: Spritz hair with light-hold or workable hairspray to add a bit of grip to your strands, which will help the twists stay in place. Try Redken Fashion Work 12, $16.50.

Step 2: Side part your hair. Then, starting with the hair on the same side as your part (near your temple), begin rolling your hair inward toward your part. Continue rolling your hair along your hairline as you add hanging hair into the twist until you reach the nape of your neck.

Step 3: Before letting go of the first twist, hold it with one hand as you slide a few bobby pins in along the fold of the twist to lock it in place.

Step 4: Once it feels secure, let it go and move on to the second side.

Step 5: Roll the second side of your hair using the same twisting action. Once you reach the nape of your neck, combine the two sides and secure into a low side ponytail on the side opposite your part (the one you just finished twisting).

Step 6: Bobby pin the twist on the second side of your hair to anchor it into place.

Step 7: Finish the look by wrapping a small section of hair around your hair elastic and secure the section under your ponytail with a bobby pin.

That’s it! Easy, right?

So tell me, what was the last movie that inspired you to experiment with a new hairstyle or makeup look?

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