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m&t in the press | once wed | DIY tousled layered ponytail

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It was a lot of fun collaborating with Emily of Once Wed on this Tousled Layered ponytail. Full feature on Once Wed.

Tousled Layered Ponytail

1. Divide hair into two parts (top half and bottom half).

2. Tie lower part into ponytail.

3. Loosen top portion of hair, select a smaller section on top and lightly twist using bobby pins to secure in back.

4. Take small sections of each side while overlapping in the back with bobby pins (a layer at a time), until all the hair has been overlapped above the ponytail.

5. Use a hair bungee band to tie both the excess-layered hair strands and pony tail together.

6. Conceal the hair band by wrapping a small section of the hair from ponytail.  Secure using bobby pins.

Photography: Erich McVey | Styling & Creative Direction: Emily Newman for Once Wed | Hair & Makeup: Mimi and Taylor | Photo lab: PhotoVision | Gown: Rick Owens

m&t in the press | oncewed | DIY interwoven braid


Excited to have our Interwoven Braid hair tutorial featured on Once Wed!

Interwoven 3-Strand Braid

1. Divide hair into 3 sections.

2. French braid center section to the bottom of the neckline, and then clip hair to keep from falling.

3. Repeat same steps with side sections.

4. Once all three sections are braided, remove all 3 clips and use the 3 sections to do one full braid.

5. Secure final braid with a hair band.

Photography: Erich McVey | Creative Direction and Styling: Emily Newman for Once Wed | Hair and Makeup: Mimi and Taylor 


diy- halo braids

braids and twist.

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try this soft & effortless hairstyle for your upcoming garden wedding. a little twist and turns with a few braids does the trick!

1. twist four section of hair on each side
2. create two medium size braids, overlaping the braids over each other
3. lightly gather the twisted hair back and secure with a hair band
4. if hair is too short or fine, try add an extension piece for extra lenght or volume
5. twist extension up into a knot and secure with large bobby pins

be creative & have fun!
xoxo, mimi & taylor

photography | mimi & taylor
hair – makeup – wardrobe styling | mimi & taylor
model | anna v @ stars model management