Okay, we’ll admit it: We envy those of you who have been blessed with curly hair. While you ladies have it made in the hair department — volume and lift and body, oh my! — we know it’s not always easy to style your curls. We’ve got good news, though: This super simple and polished updo takes no time to style, can look casual *or* fancy and works on a slew of hair types. From deep curls to loose waves and everything in between, this flirty ‘do is perfect for your next holiday party, a day at the office or on Christmas morning.

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STEP 1: MAKE A HIGH-RISE PONY

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First, create a high ponytail at the center part of your crown. Go as high as you want!

STEP 2: DO THE TWIST

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Then, holding your pony upright, twist that ish up! Twist, twist, twist.

STEP 3: ROLL IT BACK

Next, roll the ponytail backward to create an instant bun. This styling tip not only creates a quick and easy updo, but also adds enviable fullness to your bun regardless of your hair’s texture and density. Score!

STEP 4: SET THE STYLE IN PLACE

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Time to secure your ‘do. Pin the bun in place with a few hairpins, but leave the ends out. This intentionally imperfect look keeps the style modern and still gives your curls room to shine.

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See how fast you can style this look — it’ll become your new go-to ‘do for when you want to look pulled together but have five minutes flat (or less!) to spend on your look. Every gal needs a hairstyle like this to rely on!

Tag us in Instagram @britandco with your fave curly hairstyles!

Hair by Maritza Buelvas

Photography by Jennifer Coffey

Model Veronica Gutierrez