The ponytail can be your best friend, come the warm summer weather. It’s an easy way to put locks in place and keep hair out of your face. Here are three ways to reinvent your pony and keep your locks looking luscious and luminous, regardless of how hot it is outside.
THE TOUSLED PONY
Adding a touch of texture to a medium high ponytail is a great way to give this casual look a sleek-and-sophisticated twist. Before blowdrying, work a palm-sized dab of mousse into damp hair. After blow-drying, simply pull hair back with an elastic at the center of the back of your head. Then, to create the eye-catching tousled locks pictured here, use a wide-barrelled curling iron to create loose waves. Wrap a strand of hair around the elastic and secure it underneath the ponytail with a pin for a polished finish. Finally, tease the ponytail with your fingertips to separate the ringlets and to create volume and fullness. So simple, so chic.
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THE DRAMATIC PONY
You can also use unusual angles to create an eye-catching ponytail that works for all occasions — from Sunday morning brunch to red-carpet events! Adding a low, well-defined side part is a great way to make a tonsorial statement. And by simply sweeping your hair to the side opposite your part, then securing it at the base of your neck, you can achieve a romantic look in seconds. Separate your ponytail so half falls in front and half behind your shoulder to balance the look. Or add a fun, flirty flip by curling your ends with an iron.
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THE POLISHED PONY
Here’s a quick, four-step trick for transforming a cottage-casual ponytail into a glossy, boardroom-ready look. First, spritz in a smoothing, conditioning crème and comb it through your tresses to help keep flyaways at bay. Then, using a small-barreled curling iron, add curl for extra volume. Backcomb at the roots for a bit of lift at the crown. For the last step, lightly brush your hair back midway between the crown of your head and the nape of your neck. Secure with a fabric-covered elastic that matches your hair color.
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