The perfect ponytail comes in all shapes and sizes; and with festival season upon us, it’s an immediate go-to for chic in the sun. With our everyday goal to achieve great hair in quick and easy ways, we thought you might have fun with this how-to. Hairstylist Clariss Anya Rubenstein walks us through creating the perfect pony at home, stating, “I absolutely love the look of a ponytail. It is so chic. It’s a great style that can be paired with almost any look if done right!”
STEP 1: To get the look you’ll start by curling your strands with a curling wand. If you’re naturally curly, embrace your waves and skip to the next step!
STEP 2: Use a backcombing brush to tease at the roots for volume.
STEP 3: Gather hair into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic.
STEP 4: Take a small section of hair and braid it. When you’ve reached the end wrap around the ponytail holder/base of the ponytail, and secure with 2 criss-crossed bobby pins.
PRO TIP: If needed use a matte wax to tame any baby hairs.
STEP 5: Finish with a texture spray for added oomph and definition. (Clariss suggests Unite Texturiza Spray)
THE FINISHED LOOK
Model: Danielle Alcaraz
Hair: Clariss Anya Rubenstein
Photographer: Nate Hoffman
Retoucher: Samantha Levi
Makeup: Ashley Beverly Cordova