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By now we're sure you're well aware of the wrapped-base ponytail. Around these parts at StyleBistro HQ, we're kiiind of obsessed with its simplistic ability to transform even the sloppiest of ponies (read: our everyday roll-out-of-bed go-to) into something instantly polished and put-together. (See here, here, and here.)
But have you heard of the wrapped pony's half-sister? The wrapped-base half-ponytail? We'll go ahead and let Maria Menounos introduce the two of you.
See, what looks like a regular ol' half-up, half-down hairstyle with a little volume from the front...
... is actually a mini-ponytail (with a twist!) in the back.
Is it love at first sight or what?
All she did was tease the crown of her hair—we recommend using a texturizing spray or dry shampoo like Alterna's Bamboo Beach Mango Coconut Refreshing Dry Shampoo ($20 at Ulta) to keep the volume locked in place—secure it into a half-pony, and wrap a small section of that around the base of her elastic. Boom, easy as that.
Check out all of Maria Menounos' best hairstyles, in our gallery: