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How-To: Posh Half-Up Pony

Lauren Quick | November 14, 2014 | 12:32 PM
Maria Menounos arrives at the Broadcast Television Journalists Association 3rd Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (photo credit: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
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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 half-up pony.

GET THE LOOK: POSH, HALF-UP PONY

STEP 1: Begin with damp hair. Depending on hair's thickness, apply a dime- to nickel-sized amount of Pureology Nourishing Nectar sculpting gel. Take one section at a time and blow dry hair under using a large, round, natural-bristle brush. The natural bristle and Nourishing Nectar work together to give maximum shine. 

STEP 2: Tease hair from front hairline to crown in 1-inch sections. Using the natural bristle brush, gently smooth hair into a high half-pony. Secure with an elastic. 

STEP 3: Apply a dime-sized amount of Pureology Density Definer medium hold creme wax to palms and emulsify. Lightly smooth pulled-back hair back and up for hold and maximum shine. Pull a 1/4-inch section of hair from under the ponytail. Apply a pea-sized amount of Density Definer and smooth hair around base of the elastic. Pin bobby pin into the pony to hide the section and position it under the pony if possible. 

STEP 4: Add Density Definer to any hair that needs additional shine or smoothing. 

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