Beth Russell of Morgan Ashley Salon can whip up a glamorous wedding-worthy ‘do like it’s her job — and maybe that’s because it is but we think she’s a natural. This friendly Birmingham native and stylist at Morgan Ashley Salon recently branched out from her home-base salon to also style hair on photo shoots and at weddings and the word about her talent is getting out. That’s why we approached her to show us how to create the uber-trendy top knot and the popular ropey ponytails — creative ponytails made using braids, knots and more.
Beth dished on some hair secrets as she whipped up these fabulous updos. “People try to loosely braid their hair to get that soft look but it’s counter-intuitive,” says Beth. “If you want it to have staying power, start with a tight braid and loosen it from the bottom. You have more control over the look that way.” She also talked about the importance of hiding bobby pins and hair ties. Today, Beth brings us three gorgeous looks that capitalize on the trending top knot and ropey ponytail — with step-by-step instructions for how to achieve an elegant Viking braid, a windswept top knot and a Nordic ropey ponytail.
Elegant Viking Braid
Windswept Top Knot
Nordic Ropey Ponytail
Now, get ready to play with these looks on your own head of hair!
Thank you to stylist Beth Russell of Morgan Ashley Salon for the insider scoop on how to get these fantastic looks!
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