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