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Twist-Over Ponytail

THE LOOK

Put beautiful detail into your hair with the twist-over ponytail. Creating small rope twists that join into the main ponytail adds a cosmopolitan, chic look to the regular ponytail style. Perfect for the social scene—just get ready for everyone asking how you did it! This twist-over ponytail works if you have layers in your hair, as long as they reach your ponytail. If you don’t have a lot of hair, a ponytail extension will give you a fuller look.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Medium

IDEAL HAIR LENGTH

Medium to long

HAIR EXTENSIONS NEEDED?

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

ASSISTANCE NEEDED?

No

ACCESSORIES

You don’t really need to add accessories to this look, as there is enough pretty detail in the twisted sections. This low hairstyle is perfect under a hat or headband.

TRY THIS 

Instead of twisting each section, try simple braids. They will add more texture to the style. Alternatively, split the side sections into more subsections—try four or even five small twisted sections to add into the ponytail to create a more intricate look.

Top : Hairstyling and photography by Christina Butcher, modeling by Monica Richmond.
Bottom : Hairstyling and photography by Christina Butcher, modeling by Willa Zheng.

HOW TO GET IT TWIST-OVER PONYTAIL

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Brush
  • Hair clips
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins

1). Brush your hair through to remove any knots or tangles. Clip away two medium-sized sections of hair, one on either side of your face. Put the rest of your hair in a ponytail and secure with a hair elastic.

2). Separate each side section into three equal parts.

3). Starting with the lowest section, twist the hair into a rope and then wrap it around your ponytail. Secure the end with a bobby pin.

4). Repeat on the other side, then go on to the middle section, and so on.

5). Continue twisting each section and pin in place around your ponytail with bobby pins until you’re done.

TOP TIP : A trick for keeping your hair in place is to tease the end of each section, wrap it around the elastic, and then pin in place. Putting the pin on the end of your hair first will make this much easier to do. You could also curl your hair slightly before wrapping it around the ponytail, as this helps keep the ends from sticking out.

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