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Ponytail Hairstyles

With Ponytails being totally on trend this season, these hairstyles couldn't be an easier and more simple way to look good with a minimum amount of effort. Suit any age and for holiday hair, festival hair or work and evening hair - glam it up or play it down and even better with hair a day old - what more could long or medium length hair look for.Here Stephanie gives a collection of her best Ponytails.
Ponytail Hairstyles
Ponytail Hairstyles Steps 1 - 2
1. Wrap it with a strand of hair
- Put your hair in a ponytail like you normally would.
- Take a small section of hair at the bottom of the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic.
- Secure with bobby pins and hairspray.
2. Wrap it with a braid
- Put your hair in a ponytail like you normally would.
- Take a small section of hair at the bottom of the ponytail and do a regular three strand braid.
- Wrap the braid around the elastic.
- Secure with bobby pins and hairspray
Ponytail Hairstyles Steps3 - 4
Ponytail Hairstyles Steps3 - 4 B
3. Braid up the side
- Section out all of the hair from your ear forward on one side of your part, and clip everythrng else aside for later.
- Proceed to braid up the side by your ear. You can do one braid, two braid, or even three if your hair is thick enough.
- You can also do any type of braid - fishtail, regular, twist braid, whatever you want.
- Once your braids are complete, combine them with the remaining hair and put it in a ponytail as you normally would.
4. Add some texture on top.
- Whlle your hair is still down, backcomb the top section of your halr. -
- Using a wax or hairspray, run some product through the top of your hair with your fingers to add texture.
- Put your hair in a ponytail as you normally would, being careful not to flatten or mess up the top section
- After your hair is secure, you can also pull up slightly on the top to add more body.
Ponytail Hairstyles Steps5 - 6
Ponytail Hairstyles Steps5 - 6 B
5. Make it retro
- Decide where you want your part. For a retro look, the part should be deep to one side.
- Section out the deep side of your bang area for later, and put everything else in a high ponytail.
- Curl the ends of the ponytail slightly and backoomb it a little at the base for more body.
- Brush softly through the curls for a more retro look
- Shape your bangs into a swoop bang and either tuck them behind your ear or pin the hair beneath your ponytail.
6. Low with a side part
- flat iron your hair and apply smoothing serum for a more polished look.
- Part your hair to one side.
- Backoomb slightly at the base of your bangs for more body.
- Loosely put your hair in a low ponytail in the back, making sure everything is soft and smooth.

Ponytail Hairstyles Steps7 - 8
Ponytail Hairstyles Steps7 - 8 B
7. Twist back the top
- Part your hair to one side.
- On the heavy side of your part, section out a 2-3 inch section that goes back to the middle of the top of your head.
- Clip everything else aside for later.
- With your bang section, you can do a french braid or a twist. lt helps to backcomb it first for more body.
- Once your braid/twist is complete combine it with the rest of your hair and put it in a ponytail as you normally would.
8. Add a pompadour
- Backcomb your bang area.
- Use your fingers to section out an area of your bangs however big you want your pompadour to be.
- loosely pin it back. being careful not to flatten it.
- Put your hair in a ponytail as you normally would.
Ponytail Hairstyles Steps9 - 10
Ponytail Hairstyles Steps9 - 10 B
9. Turn It inside out
- Put all at your hair in a low, loose ponytail.
- Once the elastic is secure, loosen the ponytail base even more with your fingers by pulling the elastic outwards
- Starting underneath, put two fingers up through the base at your ponytail, creating a small hole.
- Flip the ponytail upwards and pull it doum through the hole with your fingers.
- Once its through, pull it tight and smooth out any bumps.
10. Braid up the back
- Section out a section of hair that goes from ear to ear and down to the base of your neck.
- Clip the top and sides aside for later.
- Flip your head upside down, smooth the heir upwards and flat, and do a french braid up the back.
- Once the braid is complete. combine it with the rest of your hair and put it in a ponytail as you normally would.

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