• Give a Gift
  • Customer Service
  • Promotions
  • Videos
  • Blogs
  • Win
  • Games

Get the Look: Perfect Ponytails Video

Follow these steps to create two sexy ponytail looks.

© 2011 Copyright Notice


Ponytails aren't just the way to keep the hair out of your face, although they do that too. When done correctly, they can be a very sexy look. We're going to show you 2 braid ponytail looks: the low ponytail and the high ponytail. Let's start with the low ponytail. Here's how to get the look. Step 1: Towel dry your hair. Spray a volumizing product onto your damp hair. This will increase your hair's body so it won't look limp. Step 2: Blow dry your hair completely. For best results, blow dry hair using a downward motion and a paddle brush. Step 3: Part your hair to one side. To find the best placement for your part, use your eyebrow. Find the line about 3 quarters of the length of your brow. Step 4: Brush your hair back into the low ponytail. Tie with a thin elastic. Step 5: Take a quarter inch thick piece of your hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic to hide it. Step 6: To finish off the look, spritz a little hair spray on your fingers and pat down any flyaways. For a glossy look, choose a gloss spray. Make sure you hold it far enough away from the head when spraying. The application will be more even. Now we can move on to the high ponytail. Step 1: Towel dry your hair and apply a volumizing spray, just like before. Step 2: Blow dry your hair with a wide pedal brush, in a downward motion, pulling the hair straight as you go. Step 3: Tease or back-comb a section of the hair at the crown. Step 4: Smooth your hair from the front into the tease section and secure with a band. This will give you a little bump in the back. Step 5: Spritz some hair sprays and pat down any flyaways. Step 6: Experiment with a headband or barrettes to keep the hair in front smooth. Not only will your hair be out of your face, you now have a sleek and sexy new look.

post a comment


Connect with Marie Claire:
daily giveaway
Go to the Beach

Go to the Beach

enter now
You Know You Want More
Special Offer
Link Your Marie Claire Account to Facebook

Marie Claire already has an account with this email address. Link your account to use Facebook to sign in to Marie Claire. To insure we protect your account, please fill in your password below.

Forgot Password?

Thanks for Joining

Your information has been saved and an account has been created for you giving you full access to everything marieclaire.com and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your username and/or password or complete your profile, click here.

Your accounts are now linked

You now have full access to everything Marie Claire and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your settings or profile, click here.