HOW-TO: Smooth Braided Ponytail for a Casual or Formal Occasion
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This braided pony embodies hair that starts with a healthy foundation of care. Try Living Proof's Restore Perfecting Spray which allows you to work the hair without having to worry about the damage typically caused by heat styling, wet-detangling, or heavy products. It does all of the hard work for you!
Inspired by the red carpets of Hollywood, this look blurs the line between a casual and formal braid perfectly. Here, Living Proof's Global Creative Director Michael Shaun Corby shows you how to execute this style:
Step 1: Style using Comb-Over Blow Dry technique.
Step 2: Section off hair from Recession Point to just above the occipital bone. Section back with loose band to be later released.
Step 3: Create section from West Side to East Side and Toupage. Secure with two connected elastics.
Step 4: Toupage crown section in ½” subsections then smooth the top layer with Style Lab Flex Shaping Hairspray. Secure with chop stick for later.
Step 5: Gather Toupaged sections to begin Dutch Braiding. Continue braiding until you reach the South Point and secure with elastic.
Step 6: Smooth crown section over the top of the braid and secure with an elastic.
Step 7: Wrap the ends around the base of the braid and pin into place. Then cut elastic after ends are secured.