3 steps to easy DIY princess hair

Could this be a candidate for easiest hair tutorial EVAR? You be the judge. If you're planning on styling your own 'do and have a headband at the ready, that's all you need for this princess-style DIY hair look.

Megan and Coco schemed this look together, and Coco says, it looks even better messy. Here are the three steps to getting this look right: cute headband on, tuck hair up and in, and hairspray.

Check out the full tutorial over at Instant Coco and let us know if you're planning a similar look or have other plans for self-stylin'!

  1. I have to say, that I wear my hair like this all the time and people LOVE it. Like, total strangers come up to me and ask me how I did my hair like that. So easy and SUCH a big impact!

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  2. Any idea if this is possible with longer hair? Mine is halfway down my back!

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    • Totally. My friend who taught it to me is half Chinese and she has really thick waist length hair and she does it ALL the time!

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    • my hair is also halfway down my back and i just did it really easily.

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    • I'd bet longer hair would look great rocking this + pincurls.. you know, like myrna loy in the thin man?

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  3. Omg want more hair tutorials. Coco and Megan every day.

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  4. Just tried this – so easy and simple! :) Totally incorporating this into my hairstyle repertoire.

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  5. but what about it you have a big head that headbands always slide up and off of?…le sigh

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    • This. I can never use thin elastic headbands because they always slide off. The only thing that semi-works is to hairspray the bejesus out of the hair where the headband is going to lay so it has a little bit more texture and isn't smooth enough to slide off as easy. After that I bobby pin it in. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. Dirty-ish hair would probably work better too. If it looks too greasy spray some dry shampoo to get rid of the oils. I live off of dry shampoo and Suave makes a great one and it's only around $3.50 or so.

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    • Headbands ALWAYS slip off my head, but not with this style. I mean, it starts to slip back over the day, but it's SO easy to take your hair down and re-do it if it slips too far.

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  6. This is how I curl my hair! If you tuck the front parts in as well it looks so pretty when you take the headband off. : )

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  7. This is freaking amazing. Quick question for those in the know: how short could you go with this style? As in, what is the shortest possible hair length, in your opinion, that could work with this?

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  8. I am sooo doing this! Finally! Short hair updos!

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  9. This is sinilar to how I do my hair when I want to pincurl the front, but don't have enough time (read: am too lazy) to do the back. It's the best compromise for crazy, thick, frizzy hair.

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  10. True story: We're totally using this in the show I'm doing. Looks like OBB, Coco and Megan just earned themselves a spot in the "special thanks" section of the program.

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