Saturday, May 25

'The Basics' Hair Week, Tutorial #6: The Perfect Ponytail

Second to last tutorial! But don't worry there are lots more coming, so keep up the requests! I first did this ponytail in an outfit post a couple months ago, and so many of you were sweet enough to ask for a tutorial, I'm happy to oblige! 
You can really adapt it for as much or as little volume as you want, and can make the ponytail a big mess of bouncy curls, or leave it straight, either way, it looks like a barbie ponytail, and that's never a bad thing! You really could just do it by following the pictures, because its all pretty self explanatory, but we'll get on with the full on tutorial just because I'm in a good mood:)
Supplies needed:
- 1 hairtie
- hairspray
- fine toothed comb
- bobby pins
- curling iron (optional)
Step #1: Draw a line from one ear to the other, and pull all the hair forward to tie up out of the way for later. Pull the rest of your hair up into a high ponytail, but without securing it just yet. Holding it the hair in one fist, tug some out a bit on the top of your head, creating a bit of lift and volume. (you may need to tease your crown first if your hair doesn't have much body) 
Step #2: Secure the ponytail with an elastic. Taking the top third of your ponytail, tease it at the underside of the base just a bit, then do the same with the second third. Smooth it over with a fine toothed comb. Take the front section out, and choose a side part. 
Step #3: Use your comb to smooth each side gracefully back towards the ponytail, swooping downwards a bit before going back up for a bit of drama. Holding the hair together, swing it over the top of the ponytail holder, and wrap the rest of the hair around the base, securing with a bobby pin or two. 
Step #4: Do the same with the other side. Curl your ponytail a bit if you wish, fluff and spray, and you're all set to go!
This is a really foolproof and fun way to switch up your average ponytail without much effort, and there's never a bad time to have a bouncy ponytail! 
See you tomorrow for the last tutorial, and I really hope you enjoy your Sunday!
xo, Em
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  1. well i love it!

    but i can't use :X my hair is short bahhhh


  2. Woah,
    This looks really nice... Looks like it would take a LONG time for me too do though.
    You are stunning :)

    Lotte xo
    BericeBaby || Baby & Lifestyle Blog


  3. hello my dear!
    Nice tuto!
    I love this hair style!
    Have a lovely day!

  4. megaschön, meine haare sind dafür glaub ich noch etwas zu kurz.. aber ich züchte schon ;)
    Liebe Grüße
    Nina von Pearlsheaven

  5. i love this!! so cheerleader-esque!

  6. This is really pretty. I have lots of issues with making a pretty ponytail. My hair is crazy thick and naturally wavy and it always has a mind of its own. I may have to try this!