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Hair style trend: Pretty pony tails

Rosanne Ullman | July 10, 2011 | 10:11 AM

"There have never been so many ponies in the stable of styling," cracks Paul Mitchell Editorial Director Lucie Doughty. She gives instructions for her favorites here.

Hair style trend: Pretty pony tails
Simple Twist
Who's it for? Girls looking for a cute change from the updo for an outdoor get-together.
Celeb connection: Portia De Rossi.
Step 1: Blow-dry with Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam.
Step 2: Twist sides of hair back loosely and combine in a low, loose ponytail, leaving out a few pieces around the face.
Step 3: Wrap a piece of hair from the ponytail around the band and pin in place. Curl ponytail using a large-barrel curling iron.
Step 4: Finish by combing fly-aways and spray with Paul Mitchell express Style Hold Me Tight hair spray.

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Sophisticated Roll
Who's it for? Ladies at the wine bar.
Celeb connection: Sandra Oh.
Step 1: Gather and pull hair across the middle of the head so it's all on one side. Use bobby pins down the middle of the head to secure.
Step 2: Start to roll the unpinned hair into the center.
Step 3: Starting at the top, roll hair vertically into the center of the head to cover the pins.
Step 4: Secure rolled hair with bobby pins.
Step 5: Keep rolling hair in until you reach the nape. Secure firmly in the nape, and leave the tail hanging.

Hair style trend: Pretty pony tails
Carefree
Who's it for? Women roaming the farmers' market and Starbucks.
Celeb connections: Nicole Ritchie, Kate Hudson, Kate Bosworth.
Step 1: Blow-dry using Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam
Step 2: Lightly spray the hair with Paul Mitchell Express Style Worked Up hair spray, and in one-inch sections add movement with a large-barrel curling iron.
Step 3: Make a side parting, and pull the hair into the nape using your fingers.
Step 4: Using a band, secure the ponytail once around. On the second time, bring the hair part-way through.
Step 5: Use bobby pins to pin random pieces and create an undone look.
Step 6: Finish with Paul Mitchell Express Style Hold me Tight hair spray.
Step 7: If you like, add headbands or a scarf for a retro look.

Hair style trend: Pretty pony tails
Sexy Side
Who's it for? Edgy girls who wear designer duds.
Celeb connection: Lindsay Lohan.
Step 1: Blow-dry using the Paul Mitchell 427 Paddle Brush and Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum.
Step 2: Tease a small triangular section on top to create fullness.
Step 3: Pull the hair back and to one side in a low ponytail, leaving out the top teased triangle.
Step 4: When the ponytail is secured with a band, lightly bring over the top section and wrap the end of the hair with a band.
Step 5: Pull out pieces to achieve a worn-in, loose look.

Hair style trend: Pretty pony tails
Sleek and Low
Who's it for? Clients going for a runway model look.
Celeb connections: Mischa Barton, Charlize Theron.
Step 1: Blow-dry damp hair using the Paul Mitchell 427 Paddle Brush and Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum.
Step 2: Section the hair from ear to ear and clip it out of the way.
Step 3: Pull the rest of the hair back into a low, sleek and smooth ponytail at the base of the neck.
Step 4: Use a comb to smooth fly-aways, and spray with Paul Mitchell Express Style Hold Me Tight hair spray.
Step 5: Smooth down front sectoin and comb hair flat to the head. Then wrap the ends of the hair around the ponytail.
Step 6: Smooth and spray with hair spray again.

 

High Pony
Who's it for? Ladies wanting a whimsical, romantic look for lunch, shopping or whatever!
Celeb connection: Kiera Knightly.
Step 1: Apply two to three pumps of Paul Mitchell Quick Slip to hair and power-dry using fingers to add texture and movement.
Step 2: When dry, lightly spray with Paul Mitchell Spray Wax.
Step 3: Gather all the hair in your fingers just below the crown, and use your fingers to comb in.
Step 4: Texturize pieces of hair within the ponytail.


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