Anyone that’s seen Demi Lovato’s music video for her new single, “Sorry Not Sorry,” knows the singer can rock the hell out of a high pony.
Yet, if you’ve ever tried to recreate her look, you also likely know that a ponytail this on point takes more than just schlepping your hair up with a rubber band. Luckily, Lovato’s hairstylist, Justine Marjan, shared her tips on hacking the perfect ‘do.
To prep the hair, Marjan explained to Us Weekly that she started with several potions, including Tresemmé Beauty Full Volume Touchable Mousse ($5) and OUAI Wave Spray ($26), before blowing Lovato’s locks dry with a ceramic round brush.
From there, she added even more product, giving the singer’s coif a few spritzes of Bumble and bumble.’s BB. Thickening Finish Spray ($31) before turning to GHD’s 1 ¼ inch Soft Curl Iron ($200) to get a tiny spiraled effect, switching up the rotation of the iron in between each one to achieve more volume.
After combing out the finished product, Marjan added a few clip-in extensions to Lovato’s natural hair to give it some added length and fullness. Fatboy’s Sea Salt ($21) pomade helped to tame any unruly, stray pieces before she secured just the top half of Lovato’s locks with Blax Snag-Free Hair Elastics ($7).
For the bottom half, Marjan used a hair bungee to attach it to the top pony part, using a single piece of left out hair to disguise the disjointed halves. She kept it natural-looking by pulling out baby hair’s along Lovato’s face before going wild with the R+Co Vicious Hairspray (29).
Marjan’s biggest tip of all, however, might have come in the form of her trick for keeping spots of scalp from showing. Rather than compromising the pony by leaving out important pieces, the stylist simply used a touch of Rita Hazan Root Concealer ($25) to touch up sparse-looking spots.
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