The Perfect Ponytail Tutorial

YAY Ponies! Ok guys, here it is…a step by step guide of how to achieve the perfect pony.  This is my favorite “go to” style because it can go from couch to glam with a few easy tweaks.  You don’t have to have long thick luxurious hair to achieve this look.  Like most styles it’s all in the prep and having the right products on hand!  Whether it’s worn straight and sleek or bed head messy, all of us are crunched for time and learning to perfect your pony will allow for a great hair day everyday!!!

STEP 1  PREP THE HAIR

Using EUFORA full effects, add weightless texture to the hair.  This is especially important if your hair is fine to control fly away pieces and to eliminate the slippery surface.  Your hair should feel slightly dirty.

STEP 2 SECTIONS

Divide your hair into two sections.  A good rule of thumb for your top section is where your head starts to round.  Pull the top section up clip out of the way.

Step 3  THE PONY

Using a thick elastic for thick hair or two thin elastics for med to fine hair, secure the pony tail on the back of the head. You can choose placement based on end result.

STEP 4  SECURE THE PONY

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP!!!!!!!  Make sure you tighten the pony to the head.  Then flip the pony upside down and grap hair from the bottom and repeat. This will tighten the hair at the nape and give your pony extra lift!

STEP 5 THE TOP

Once your pony is secure, take down your top section.  Lightly backcomb the root area for extra lift.   You can add more product here if you need.  Then smooth out top around the face overtop of the lift you have created.   You can decide to wear a part, come straight  back or wear slightly messy.  GET CREATIVE.

STEP 6 THE LOOP + FINISHED PRODUCT

Take entire top section and loop it overtop and around the secured pony tail.  Once you have run out of hair, place two bobby pins in an X pattern pushing them in towards the pony so they are hidden and out of sight.

Once you have secured the top, tweak any pieces that feel out of place and pull the back tight once again!  Remember to have fun, and that sometimes the imperfect ponies are really the most perfect ones!

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Please leave comments and questions…and let me know what you guys want to see next!

2017-09-20T14:37:32+00:00 Beauty, Hair, Tutorials|

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