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ULTRA-LUXE PONYTAILS FOR LONG HAIR

If you’re stuck in a ponytail rut, step up your hairstyling game with a series of hot new spins on the classic updo.

Break out of your beauty routine and shake up your style with a new-age update on the classic ponytail. It may be the go-to hairdo in every girl’s repertoire, but modern twists on the easy updo can breathe new life into your look.

A statement ponytail highlights long hair in all its glory, sweeping it off your shoulders in eye-catching fashion. Whichever style you choose to play with, luxe ponytails are effortless to create and look chic on long locks.

With the help of the ghd range of hair stylers and products, revamp your look by following these simple guides to stylish ponytails for long hair.

SLEEK PONYTAIL

Go bold with a fierce high pony. This statement slicked-back style is bound to create major hairstyle envy. Pull your locks into this minimalistic ponytail by following this easy guide.

Step one:
Prep dry hair with a spritz of ghd heat protect spray.

Step two:
Take a two-inch section of hair and place the ghd platinum+ styler at the root. Gently close the plates and glide through to the ends of the hair.

Step three:
Repeat step two across all your hair.

Step four:
Once all of your hair is straight, use the ghd paddle brush to brush it tightly back into a high ponytail. Secure with a hair tie.

Step five:
Wrap a small section of hair from the ponytail around the hair tie for a finishing touch. Use a hair pin to secure in place.


CURLY PONYTAIL

For a ponytail that exudes romance, let your hair tumble down your back in gorgeous curly fashion. With wispy twists at the front and plenty of volume at the back, it’s a style that’s guaranteed to have a game-changing effect.

Step one:
Prep dry hair with ghd curl hold spray.

Step two:
Take a two-inch section of hair and place the ghd platinum+ styler at the root. Rotate the styler 90 degrees and gently glide through the length of hair.

Step three:
Repeat step two throughout all sections of your hair.

Step four:
Once all of the hair has been curled, gently tease your crown using the ghd tail comb to create volume.

Step five:
Leave a few strands loose to frame your face, then take the rest of your hair back to the crown of your head and secure in place with a hair tie.

Step six:
Take a small section of hair from your ponytail and wrap it around the base to cover the hair tie, using a hair pin to keep it in place.


BUBBLE PONYTAIL

Playful and cute, the bubble ponytail is making waves in the beauty world. The hot new hair trend is a seriously easy update on the classic ponytail, taking it to cool new heights in just a few simple steps.

Step one:
Pull your hair back into a ponytail at the crown of your head. Secure with a hair tie.

Step two:
Tease the lengths of the ponytail gently with the ghd tail comb to add extra texture and volume.

Step three:
Add another hair tie three inches below the first.

Step four:
Repeat step three down the length of your ponytail.

Step five:
In between each hair tie, use your fingers to gently loosen and mould the bubble shape. Finish with a spritz of ghd final fix hairspray.

Tip: For the ultimate styling touch, disguise each hair tie by wrapping a small section of hair around it. Secure with a hair pin, tucked inside each bubble.


FISHTAIL BRAIDED PONYTAIL

Embrace the edgy fishtail plait for a ponytail style that’ll make you stand out from the crowd. Weave your locks into the intricate braid and take it high for a look with plenty of attitude.

Step one:
Sweep all of your hair into a high ponytail. Secure in place with a hair tie.

Step two:
Divide the ponytail into two halves.

Step three:
Take a small section from the outside of the left half, cross it over and add it to the right half.

Step four:
Take a small section from the outside of the right half, cross it over and add it to the left half.

Step five:
Continue to braid down the length of your ponytail, alternating between steps three and four until you reach the ends. Secure in place with a hair tie.

Tip: Use your fingers to gently loosen the loops of your fishtail to create a laidback look.


WAVY PONYTAIL

Waves don’t have to be worn loose to have a dreamy affect. Create beautiful soft texture throughout your tresses and sweep up into a ponytail for an ethereal twist on the off-duty style.

Step one:

Spritz your locks with ghd heat protect spray, working from your roots to the tips. Comb the product through using the ghd tail comb.

Step two:
Take a two-inch section of hair and place the ghd platinum+ styler at the root. Rotate it towards your face and glide it through to the ends.

Step three:
Repeat step one throughout all sections of your hair.

Step four:
Work the curls to loosen into a wavy style using the ghd oval dressing brush.

Step five:
Leave a few strands loose to frame your face, then take the rest of your hair back to the crown of your head and secure in place with a hair tie.

Step six:
Wrap a small section of hair from the ponytail around the hair tie. Use a hair pin to secure in place.


ROPE BRAID PONYTAIL

Steal the show with a striking and tightly-twisted rope braid updo, for the epitome of effortless glamour. Echo the adventurous style loved by celebrities using this five-step guide:

Step one:
Brush through your hair with the ghd paddle brush to remove any knots. Then take all of your hair back into a high ponytail and secure with a hair tie.

Step two:
Split your ponytail into two equal sections.

Step three:
Twist both sections to the left.

Step four:
Cross the left-hand section over the right-hand section.

Step five:
Keep twisting the sections to the left and wrapping them to the right until you reach the end of your ponytail. Secure with a hair tie.

Tip: For an ultra-glossy look, spritz your ponytail with ghd final shine spray.


The power of the ponytail is yours for the making, no matter which style you choose to play with. Own those long locks and take your ponytail to a deeper level of style.

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