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Low Ponytail

THE LOOK

The low ponytail is an easy, elegant hairstyle that suits all sorts of occasions. This ponytail hangs low at the nape of your neck and leaves the back of your head looking sleek. It will also make your hair look longer than in a high ponytail, as your hair lays down the length of your back. More serious than the high crown ponytail, this classic hairstyle suits all hair types and lengths. You can keep it chic with a neat center part, or wear it with a deep side part for a more glamorous feel.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

IDEAL HAIR LENGTH

Medium to long

HAIR EXTENSIONS NEEDED?

No, but you can use a ponytail extension on shorter hair.

ASSISTANCE NEEDED?

No

ACCESSORIES

With such a simple style, you can add any accessory to transform your look for any occasion.

TRY THIS

Changing your part will change the look of this hairstyle. You can wear a neat center part for a simple symmetrical look, a classic side part for a smart feel, or a sleek, deep side part for a glamorous nighttime look.

Top : Hairstyling by Christina Butcher, photography by Xiaohan Shen, modeling by Tash Williams.
Bottom : Hairstyling and photography by Christina Butcher, modeling by Emily Yeo.

HOW TO GET IT LOW PONYTAIL

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Brush
  • Tail comb (optional)
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pin
  • Hairspray (optional)

1). Brush your hair to remove any knots. Decide where you want to part your hair. Follow your natural part, or use a tail comb to make a new part line. Brush all your hair back into a low ponytail, sitting right on the nape of your neck.

2). Secure with a hair elastic and adjust your hair so that it sits tight to your head.

3–5). Cover your hair elastic by taking a small piece of hair from your ponytail and wrapping it around the base of your ponytail. Pin the end in place with a bobby pin.

TOP TIP : To keep your ponytail looking sleek as it lays down your back, spray hairspray onto the teeth of a comb and run it through the loose hair. This is a great stylist’s trick; it doesn’t overload and stiffen the ponytail with too much product but still gives the hair hold and stops flyaways.

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