Jen Atkin’s Sleek Double Ponytail in Under 3 Minutes
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Mane Addicts had to pleasure of working with Jen Atkin and Byrdie to come up with a variety of quick, simple hairstyles for you to try at home. Getting ready in a pinch? Try this 3 minute tutorial on the perfect sleek double pony direct from byrdie.com.
Start with clean, dry hair. If your hair isn’t naturally straight, use a flat iron to smooth out your natural texture before getting started. Create a deep side part. Atkin recommends using a comb to make it as straight as possible.
Step Two: Spray
Spray hairspray on the crown of your head and over your roots to tame flyaways and give your part more holding power.
Step Three: Ponytail
Smooth your hair from roots to ends by brushing through it with a boar-bristle brush. Then, pull it all back into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck and tie it off with a small elastic.
Step Four: Styling Cream
Work a pea-sized amount of styling cream (Atkin loves Éclat Naturel Styling Cream ($46) from Leonor Greyl) between your fingers and run it through the lengths of your ponytail. You can also smooth down any loose pieces up top.
Step Five: Second Section
Once you’ve achieved your desired level of sleekness, add the second hair tie. Grab the base of your pony with one hand, slide your other hand down about two to three inches, and add another a small elastic in that spot.
And that’s your double ponytail: five simple steps in three minutes or less.
Photographer: Justin Coit
Hairstylist: Jen Atkin
Makeup Artist: Roxy
Producer: Jenna Peffley
Model: Ashley Rogers