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FASHION WEEK HOW-TO: NIOXIN Ponytails for Meskita

Lauren Quick | February 12, 2014 | 10:36 AM
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NIOXIN Design Team Agents Danielle Caputo and Anthony Crosfield used the Chinese Year of the Horse as inspiration for some luxurious ponytails at Meskita's Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week 2014 Fall/Winter show. 

The design team wanted full ponytails with lots of movement for the "sophisticated yet edgy" Meskita collection with a "touch of sport."



STEP 1: Dampen the hair with water and work 6–8 pumps of NIOXIN DiaMax from root to tip of hair.

STEP 2: Apply a quarter-sized dollop of NIOXIN Thickening Gel to even, 2-inch sections of hair starting with the underneath layer.

STEP 3: Gather hair from the middle of the head, work tresses up toward the crown and use a flat brush to eliminate bumps. It should be very sleek.

STEP 4: Gradually add side pieces of hair into the ponytail; secure with an elastic.

STEP 5: Spray NIOXIN Thickening Spray over the top of the head.

STEP 6: Gather 1-inch-thick pieces of hair from underneath ponytail and wrap around the elastic. Secure with bobby pins.

STEP 7: Spray pre-colored hair extensions* with NIOXIN Therm Activ; flat-iron and brush smooth.

STEP 8: Secure extensions* near the base of the elastic and secure with bobby pins and black fabric.

STEP 9: Add black headband so that the back is skimming the hairline and the ears are pushed back.

STEP 10: Finish with NIOXIN NioSpray Regular for hold.

*When needed, extensions were used to create length.


Brown shades were created with a variety of Wella Koleston Perfect formulas in various ratios to keep the colors warm and rich.

The blondes were a mix of Wella Koleston Perfect formulas for a cooler effect and to keep the caramel tones warm but not brassy.

All colors were mixed with a 20 vol developer.

This look is suited best for straight, smooth hair and creates a purposeful, less subtle ombre. Hair should be colored in a ponytail in the position it will be worn the most.

Apply the color, light or dark for contrast, in thin sections in a full vertical down position. Stack thin sections of foil for control. Stack color foil on foil to keep a solid line in place. Use a warm, dark tone on gold blondes and more dark ash tone on ash blonde; caramel tips on dark browns.

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