A ponytail hairstyle is one of the most versatile ‘dos out there. It’s simple to create, easy to manipulate a ton of different ways and can quickly be elevated to a hairstyle that you can rock at any occasion. Switching up the height and the texture of your pony are two ways to take it to the next level, but what about those ugly elastics that hold it all in place? They can really cramp your style — especially if you’re sporting this look to a fancy event. That’s where this super simple, 30-second hack comes in to save the day and make your ponytail worthy of these snazzy shindigs.
STEP 1: CREATE + PART YOUR PONYTAIL
First things first: Let’s create a low-rise ponytail. Leave a bit of hair out at the front on either side of your face. After you’ve secured your pony, part it in half and pull on each side.
STEP 2: TEASE YOUR ‘TAIL
Now let’s add some oomph! Spray the entire length of your ponytail with a texturizing spray like Not Your Mother’s Double Take Dry Finish Texture Spray ($12) to create all-over volume. This product smells SO good and can be picked up at most drugstores — we consider it a hair must-have!
Now, with a teasing comb, start lightly backcombing your ponytail to give your style some serious lift. The final look is a ponytail that’s more styled and appropriate to wear almost anywhere.
STEP 3: TUG, WRAP AND ROLL
To take this elevated pony to the next level, tug at your crown to give your hair some volume.
Wrap the front portions of hair you left out at the beginning around the base of your ponytail to hide that unsightly elastic band.
Spritz on a holding hairspray to set your look in place. Big hair is totally welcome here, so don’t fight the frizz or any natural texture in your hair. The bigger, the better!
This style seamlessly transitions from work to play to anything else, TBH. It’s styled enough that you look presentable but still casual enough to wear when you’re running weekend errands.
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Hair by Maritza Buelvas
Photography by Jennifer Coffey
Model Veronica Gutierrez