Up­grade your pony­tail

Add a lit­tle tex­ture and some teas­ing at the crown or smooth it out and add an elas­tic fo­cal point.

Glamour Hair - - Contents -

Take your

school yard favourite to the next level

Try sleek and smooth

1 Ap­ply a heat-pro­tec­tant spray and flat­iron your hair in thin sec­tions. Make sure the ends are com­pletely straight, not curved.

2 Brush your hair straight back and down. Us­ing the end of a tail comb, part it into three sec­tions as fol­lows.

3 Cre­ate the first part­ing from the point above the arch of one eye­brow over the top of your head to the nape of your neck. Tie.

4 Cre­ate an iden­ti­cal part­ing on the other side, from above the brow down to your neck. Tie, leav­ing the mid­dle sec­tion to hang free.

5 Tie a nar­row elas­tic around the bases of the two tied tails on the sides, so that the mid­dle sec­tion hangs down be­low it.

6 Spritz some hair­spray onto your fin­ger­tips and tame any fly­aways along the hair­line. The look needs to be pol­ished and shim­mery.

Go low and messy

1 Spritz salt spray evenly through­out dry hair un­til it feels slightly damp. Then blow-dry on low heat, scrunch­ing up­wards with your fin­gers.

2 Once your hair is dry, part it on the side and wrap ran­dom 2-5cm sec­tions around the bar­rel of a curl­ing iron.

3 Gen­tly tease the crown be­fore rak­ing the hair into a pony­tail and se­cur­ing it with an elas­tic at the nape of your neck.

4 Now softly tease the length of the pony­tail with a pad­dle brush in­stead of a comb for a puffier ef­fect. Mist with hair­spray.

5 Wrap a 3cm strip of hair around the elas­tic. Grab the hair from un­der­neath and se­cure with two hair­pins in an X un­der the elas­tic.

6 Loosen pieces from the front and add def­i­ni­tion by wrap­ping them around the curl­ing iron.

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