Hi! I'm Kristen, and as you can see here, I have more hair than I know what to do with.
My go-to hairstyle is usually the Ariana Grande ponytail or a low bun.
First she uses about a quarter of her hair to make a loop, which she pulls the rest of her hair through.
Then she twists the loop and pulls her hair through it a second time. Voilà, ponytail.
I thought it would be fairly easy, especially considering that fourth-grade Kristen used to secure her bun with a pencil.
My hairstyling skills are pretty lackluster. The most I can do is a simple braid, so I figured that if I could do this hack, then anyone could.
First I started with high hopes and my Elle Woods–as–a–Founding Father top.
Then began the looping and pulling...
...and my first attempt resulted in this knotted mess.
Then I tried again, but my Jefferson-chic shirt collar kept getting in the way.
So after a quick costume change — which was also an attempt to channel the King of Beautiful Hair, Harry Styles — I tried again.