Six Steps to the Perfect Ponytail

The ponytail is a hairstyle staple that’s feminine, chic and seriously practical for summer.It’s perfect for when you want to look put-together but don’t have much time to spare, you can dress it up or down, and it's totally easy to master in six easy steps. Read on for how to pull together the perfect perky, full ponytail every time. 

Step 1: Line it up 

To figure out the best spot for your pony, align it with where your cheekbones are–on a diagonal–and pull it back to that point.

photo of the backview of a blonde woman with a sleek ponytail

photo by @cameron.rains

Step 2: Smooth it 

Then use Davines This is an Invisible No Gas Spray and a bristle brush to sleek back your hair and smooth all around it

Step 3: Secure it 

For a high, swingy pony, secure your hair with two elastics. 

Step 4: Braid and wrap it 

Take a small section from underneath the ponytail, braid it, and then just wrap it around the ponytail, and secure it with a couple of pins to hide your elastics.

Step 5: Add volume 

Starting from the middle, take sections of your ponytail and tease at the root, making your way to the front, before working Davines This is a Dry Texturizerthrough the length of the pony. 

Step 6: Hold it in place 

Finish your pony by spraying your hands with This is an Invisible No Gas Spray and smooth out any little baby hairs and flyaways. 

photo of a side view of a woman with platinum hair in a ponytail

photo by @e_medz

Think your strands are too short to pull into a pony? Think again! Just follow these same six steps to create a half-up ponytail instead.

by Jaclyn LaBadia

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