Pretty ponytails: Fool-proof ways to have your hair up
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Ever have one of those mornings where nothing is going right, your eyeliner has smeared for the third time, and on top of that, you have a cowlick that refuses to go away? When that happens, it’s time to fall back on a safe and easy hairstyle: a ponytail.
A ponytail may be the ultimate go-to, fuss-free hairstyle, but it doesn’t have to be ordinary. A little finishing touch here and there can change things up pretty quick.
The next time you feel like pulling your hair back into a ponytail, why not consider the options we have laid out here? We promise these easy tips will elevate your look with minimal fuss.
This story first appeared in the April 2019 issue of Her World magazine.
This neat, mid-crown ponytail works for anyone with at least shoulder-length hair. It is fail-proof. To tame flyaways, spritz a little hairspray on your brush before combing your hair back. If your hair is thick or voluminous, use a thicker elastic hair ties to keep the ponytail from drooping.
Got second-day hair that feels a little greasy? Use that to your advantage by tying it back into a low ponytail. The natural oils will help to smooth down the crown, says hairstylist Junz Loke. And face-framing strands are totally a do here to give the style some texture.
Best for those with thicker hair – the half pony literally divides the weight of a heavy mane, says Loke. Massage some hair oil into your hair for a healthy sheen, and keep it straight and smooth for a modern take on the half-up.
It takes some practice, but once you get the hang of it, the knotted ponytail can be done in a breezy minute, Loke says. The key is to keep hair ties hidden. Start with a low, loose half pony. Use your fingers to part the hair just above the hair tie, then pull the rest of the hair through to get that chic knot at the base of the ponytail.