Simple Styles I Love: The Pony

Let’s be honest, my friends.

We’d all love to have elegant updos or sweeping waves on a regular basis, but the truth is most of us have crazy commutes, long hours, and dramatic personal lives to support. Spending an hour on our hair = not a daily reality.

So, I love styles that make me look put-together and pretty, but actually only take about as long as my Keurig takes to brew my morning coffee – and that is why I’m all about a stylish ponytail!

Yes, ponytails can be stylish. And to prove it, I consulted Master Stylist Sandi Milone of Dieci Lifestyle Spa. All we need is 1 bobby pin, 1 no-damage elastic band, a tail comb, and Sebastian Re-Shaper Hairspray.

Swear to god! Here’s all you have to do to achieve a smooth pony:

1. Comb hair into ponytail leaving a lock out from the center of the ponytail base and wrap elastic band around ponytail.

2. Add height to the crown area by inserting the tail of the comb through the hair above the elastic and lift away from the head (a little bit at a time).

3. Spray down any fly-aways and smooth over using the tail of the comb. Then take the left out lock and wrap it around the base of the ponytail, covering the elastic.

4. Place a bobby pin around the end of the wrapped lock and tuck underneath the ponytail and elastic. Spray again if needed.

If you’re going for a messy ponytail finger hair into ponytail instead of combing and follow steps 2 – 4 above.

Tip: If you need to make this pony last from work till happy hour, try to keep a supply of glittery elastics. They totally add some spice!

By. Aly Walansky

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