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How-To: High and Sleek Pony

Lauren Quick | November 12, 2014 | 9:49 AM
Maria Menounos (photo credit: Steve Granitz 2014)
Photo By Steve Granitz 2014

Make ponytails glam and chic this holiday season! When time is of the essence, a complicated updo isn't always feasible, but a pretty pony might be the answer to your client's (and your!) holiday party needs. 

Pureology Artistic Ambassador Natasha Sunshine shares how to do speedy sophistication with a high and sleek ponytail.

GET THE LOOK: HIGH, SLEEK PONY

STEP 1: Begin with damp hair. Apply a pea- to nickel-sized dollop of Pureology Curl Complete Taming Butter two inches from roots to tips. Blowdry and flatiron hair straight. Add another pea-size of Taming Butter to ends before ironing. 

STEP 2: Tease hair from front hairline to crown by taking 1-inch partings. Use a comb or natural bristle brush to lightly (without removing tease) pull hair back into a high ponytail. Make sure placement is sitting high on the head for a more dramatic effect. Spray Pureology Strengthening Control zero-dulling hairspray, then smooth over pulled-up hair with your palm to smooth away loose hairs.

STEP 3: Take a 1/4-inch section of hair from under your pony and wrap around the base of your elastic band. Spray Strengthening Control and pin the wrap into your pony with a bobby pin to hide it; place end of wrapped hair under the ponytail if at all possible.

STEP 4: Give a final spritz of Strengthening Control Mist, and you're done!

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