I started with the ever-popular braided back bangs-high pony combo:
Then ratted the heck out of that pony (so fun!):
Then I pinned the ratted mess so it became a wide bun:
Now for the fun part: I pulled out small strands of hair from the bun, hairsprayed them, and then flat-ironed them so they would become stiff:
Unfortunately, my hair is too long for the firework-ey explosion effect I was going for. If it was short, you'd better believe I'd have firework hair, sticking straight up! But this has to do for today:
This took about 5 minutes.
Happy Independence Day!!!