Pom Pom Ponytail

Get the perfect hair updo for wherever life takes you, from the festival field to the sun-kissed beach. The pom pom brings movement and a modern element to a classic ponytail hairstyle, allowing you to create a new look for your daily styling repertoire.

Add texture to this easy hairstyle idea by incorporating loose braids into your pony, before releasing them to create waves for your hair updo. Finish off by bringing a touch of the tropical to your look with a series of coloured elastics, or even weave through some pom pom fabric to enhance the style.

Fashion and functionality are essential while on your travels. Follow this ghd how-to guide and master the pom pom ponytail hairstyle – it ticks both boxes, helping you look and feel good.


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Here’s how to create the pom pom ponytail hairstyle:

1. Create a low side ponytail

2. Braid the ponytail

3. Seal braids with styler

4. Undo braids and create a ponytail

5. Add elastics down the length of the ponytail

6. Loosen pom poms into balls

7. Finish with elastics

Step one:
Create a low side ponytail

Using separated fingers, ‘rake’ the hair to the opposite side of your deep side parting, pulling it into a ponytail. Using an elastic, tie your locks into a low side ponytail.

Tip: Don’t use a brush in order to create an undone texture – this is key to this look and will maintain the volume.

Step two:
Braid the ponytail

Split the ponytail into nine equal sections and create a trio of braids using a traditional three-strand technique for each one. This will add texture to the final look and help enhance this party hairstyle.

Step three:
Seal braids with styler

Gently press the ghd gold® styler over each braid to seal in the style with the help of the heat.

Step four:
Undo braids and create a ponytail

Undo the braids and gently comb through with your fingers to reveal a soft modern texture throughout the hair. Then, gather your locks into a low side ponytail behind one ear and tie with an elastic to secure it.

Step five:
Add elastics down the length of the ponytail

Tie another elastic around two-inches from the base of the ponytail. Repeat this, moving down, until you reach the end of your hair.

Step six:
Loosen pom poms into balls

Starting at the top, loosen the pom poms you’ve created with the additional elastics into round textured balls.

Tip: Do a small stretch on each one in turn as you go.

Step seven:
Finish with elastics

Finish your low-slung updo hairstyle with bright elastics to showcase your individuality and add a pop of colour.

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