How to Tie Up Medium Hair

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Medium length is often celebrated as being one of the most versatile hair lengths, open to hairstyles for both short hair and long hair. Medium length hair is easier and less time consuming to style than long hair, yet more feminine than short hair. When it comes to tying up medium hair, you have a range of options that are simple to create, yet timelessly elegant.

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Things you need

  • Ribbon, string or twine
  • Hairpins

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  1. 1

    Pull hair back into a ponytail and wrap a piece of string, ribbon or twine around the ponytail. Tie a knot or a bow, depending on your personal preference. This will give you a loose ponytail: a hairstyle that pulls your hair back and showcases your face, yet without the severity of a traditional ponytail.

  2. 2

    Bend over like an ostrich and let all your hair fall forward and down, so that it's practically all shooting down, almost touching the floor. Gather it together with a ribbon or a piece of string or twine, so that it makes a very high ponytail at the crown of your head.

  3. 3

    Gather your hair together at the nape of the neck and twist tightly. Wrap your twisted coil of hair around itself so that it make a bun. Tie the hair in place with a ribbon, string, piece of twine or a long scarf. Add hair pins around the circumference of the bun if you feel it is too loose and will fall out quickly.

  4. 4

    Brush your hair back away from your face. Gather it all together with your hands at the nape of your neck and then mash your gathered hair together, as if you were crumpling a piece of paper. Pin the mashed up pieces of hair in place with a few hair pins and then wind a piece of ribbon around it so that it looks decorative.

Tips and warnings

  • In Step 2, after you gather your hair together, you can twist it into a bun at the very top of your head, before tying it in place.
  • Start with damp hair for all the styles, with a little bit of gel applied, so each hairdo has a lasting style. Use hairspray as a final step.

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