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Half Ponytail

THE LOOK

Create an elegant half-up, halfdown hairstyle with the half ponytail, a classic style that suits so many situations. Because it’s quick and easy to do, the half ponytail is perfect for relaxed social occasions, but has enough sophistication for a formal work or evening function. The half ponytail works with all hair types, from fine and straight to thick and curly. This style can be transformed from bohemian to modern with the right hair accessory.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

IDEAL HAIR LENGTH

Medium to long

HAIR EXTENSIONS NEEDED?

No

ASSISTANCE NEEDED?

No

ACCESSORIES

Embellish this simple hairstyle with flowers, jeweled hairpins, or clips. Pin a bow at the back for a cute look, or use flowers to give it a bohemian feel.

TRY THIS

Combine the half ponytail with the flipped-over ponytail to create a halfflip hairstyle.

     

Top : Hairstyling, photography, and modeling by Christina Butcher.
Bottom : Hairstyling by Christina Butcher, photography by Xiaohan Shen, modeling by Sophia Phan.

HOW TO GET IT HALF PONYTAIL

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Brush
  • Clear hair elastic
  • Bobby pins

1). Part a straight line from just above your ears around the back of your head, and lift this top section up.

2). Secure this section with a hair elastic at the back of your head.

3). Take a small piece of hair from above your left ear and take it around the back to wrap around your hair elastic.

4). Pin the section of hair in place with a bobby pin.

5). Repeat on the right-hand side, bringing a small piece of hair over to hide your hair elastic, and pin in place.

TOP TIP : When pinning the pieces of hair over your hair elastic, hold your bobby pin vertically and push it up and slightly diagonally to keep it in place. Using small sections of hair to cover the hair elastic turns this style, often seen as utilitarian, into a more elegant and versatile look.

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