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Twist-Over Ponytail

THE LOOK

This sleek, sectioned ponytail is an elegant take on the classic low ponytail. Recently seen on Fashion Week catwalks, this style can take your everyday ponytail from ordinary to extraordinary. Good for both daytime and nighttime wear, this pony style maintains your hair length while at the same time giving it a stylishly simple look.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

IDEAL HAIR LENGTH

Long

HAIR EXTENSIONS NEEDED?

No, but you can use a ponytail extension on medium-length hair.

ASSISTANCE NEEDED?

No

ACCESSORIES

Use clear elastics for an elegant ponytail, or try colored hair ties for a fun variation. For nighttime you could add a jeweled ponytail clip at the base.

TRY THIS

You can create a stack of four or five ponytails by taking smaller sections down the back of your head. You could even continue down your ponytail the same as in the bobble ponytail.

Top : Hairstyling and photography by Christina Butcher, modeling by Adeline Er.

Bottom left : Hairstyling and photography by Christina Butcher, modeling by Willa Zheng.

Botom right : Hairstyling, photography, and modeling by Christina Butcher.

HOW TO GET IT TWIST-OVER PONYTAIL

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Brush
  • 3 hair elastics
  • Hair serum
  • Hairspray

1). Make a ponytail at the top of your head with a one-third section of hair, and secure with an elastic.

2). Brush back the next section of hair at ear level to create a ponytail at the back of your head, incorporating the first ponytail.

3). Secure this second section with a hair elastic.

4). Gather all your hair into a ponytail at the nape of your neck and secure with an elastic.

5). Smooth your ponytail with serum and finish with a light mist of hairspray to catch any flyaways.

TOP TIP : Spray hairspray onto your brush, rather than your hair, then lightly brush to catch those fine flyaway hairs. If you have layers, curl the ends of your hair under so that they don’t stick out of your ponytail.

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