NJ stylist Sarah Potempa gives us a lesson in becoming Lauren Conrad

When I saw that NJ beach wave queen Sarah Potempa had styled Lauren Conrad‘s hair for the CFDA Awards, I made it my personal mission to find a way to recreate the perfectly messy bun.

Plot spoiler: I failed.

Messy buns seem so simple, but they’re much more difficult than they look! As you can imagine, I was absolutely thrilled when Sarah took to Instagram to share that she has posted a tutorial for the look on her Snapchat (thebeachwaver).

Maybe I’ll have better luck this time.