We鈥檝e all been there: You get an immediate surge to throw your hair up, but you can鈥檛 find an elastic band anywhere. This chic hairstyle is your answer when you want to wear a polished style 鈥 sans elastic 鈥 that you can create in just a few minutes. So the next time you鈥檙e on the hunt for a hair tie, consider turning to this ponytail hair hack聽instead. It鈥檒l save you the search聽and it鈥檒l bring on all the flirty feels.

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STEP 1: UNDER + OVER WRAP

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First, split your hair into two sections. Wrap one section of hair underneath the other one.

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Then, wrap it back on top to create a ponytail wrapped in a 鈥渟crunchie.鈥 Keep wrapping your hair around your ponytail until you鈥檝e reached the end of your strands. This look works best if you part your hair to one side at the front 鈥 you鈥檒l see why at the end of this tutorial.

STEP 2: PIN THE ENDS INTO PLACE

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Pin the ends of your hair into place to lock in this pretty style. Criss-crossing the bobby pins will keep it from unraveling.

STEP 3:聽ADD VOLUME BY TEASING

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If you want to give your style a flirtier vibe, tease your hair at the base of your ponytail with a rat tail comb. This step also helps to lock in your ponytail even more at the root. Let the front layers of your hair drape slightly over your ears for a sophisticated finish.

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There you have it: a hair hack every girl should know and turn to when they鈥檙e聽tired of the 鈥渨here鈥檚 my hair tie?鈥 headache!

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Hair: Maritza Buelvas of Beauty for Bloggers

Photography: Jennifer Coffey of Jennifer Coffey Photo

Model: Jacolyn Carrasco

Location: Beauty for Bloggers Studio