Classy and Easy, The Ponytail

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I rarely style my hair down.
I shouldn't feel bad about wearing a ponytail every day right?

Here are some of the main pointers from Guido Palau a hairstylist and Redken creative consultant, who works for Marc Jacobs, Prada, and Versace on the runway.


1, "Start it right- Run a quarter-size blob of thickening cream through damp hair. This will give it body and a bit of grab so the elastic won’t slide out. Blow hair dry (and straighten it, if your hair is curly) with a boar-bristle brush. The natural bristles will help make your hair glossy."

2. "Tie it back- I like a plain black one that doesn’t have a metal clasp, which can snag hair. (Avoid brightly colored elastics. You’ll look like a teenager, and not in a good way.) Position the ponytail about two inches above the nape of the neck—too high and it’ll look too cheerleader; too low and your hair will look flat. Spritz a little hair spray on your hands, and pat down flyaways with your palms."

3. "Do your part- something a bit softer and more romantic, try a deep side part. Use a comb to create a part an inch or two above your ear. Smooth hair down toward the ears and then back toward the nape with a brush. If you have bangs, push them to the side."

4."Shine on. To dress up your ponytail for evening, rub a dime-size drop of silicone serum between your palms, then run both hands through your hair. Tilt your head back 45 degrees and smooth your hair into place with a brush. Keep the ponytail a bit loose—you don’t want it too severe. Finish by wrapping a strand of hair around the elastic and secure it with a bobby pin"

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I love wearing a ponytail.
But when I go out I always feel that I need to wear my hair down or I look frumpy.
Well according to Glamor ponytails are classy, elegant, and unfussy.
Music to my ears.
It will be nice to mix things up with my favorite hairdo.
Next I need to find fun EASY bun hair styles (my other favorite hairdo) that don't require a million bobby pins in my head....

1 comment:

  1. i'm guilty of putting my hair in a ponytail almost every day too. i start the day with it down... but then i always want it up! great tips.