If your hair is fine like mine, you may need a little bit of extra "oomph" to create the messy-yet-polished look above. I recommend using a dry shampoo (for brunettes, try Detox Dry Shampoo for Brunettes)- it gives your hair a bit more texture and hold.
Not ready for a topknot but need to revive your hair? Run a Mason Pearson Hairbrush through your lovely locks and pull your hair up into a sleek ponytail. The brush is worth the investment and it works wonders!