Ponytails are just for the gym right? Wrong! Perfecting the messy pony is an art; one we’re going to show you how to master in this ponytail tutorial! A great day to night look, the Wavy Ponytail is perfect for heading for drinks straight from the office.
Textured locks don’t just happen; you need to prep, prep, prep! Applying ghd total volume foam to your hair will give you the perfect base to finger-comb your hair back into an imperfect pony. Leaving a few sections loose at the front will frame the face and add to the messy look, whilst using the ghd curve® soft curl iron to wave the lengths will add volume and shape to the lengths.
Messy ponys are easy hairstyles for long hair to do at home, but the final look is chic and sophisticated. Follow our simple tutorial to achieve the ultimate Wavy Ponytail.
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How to create the Curly Ponytail
1. Prep hair with ghd total volume foam
2. Dry product into the hair
3. Pull hair into a pony
4. Secure pony at the back of the head and tease the crown
5. Place the tong on a section of hair
6.Wrap the hair around the barrel and rock up and down
7. Continue technique throughout the ponytail
8. Dress out with fingers
9. Finish by hiding the elastic with a piece of black leather
step two: Dry product into the hair
Using the ghd air® hair dryer, dry the product into the hair, adding volume in at the root by lifting the hair up and away from the face
step three: Pull hair into a pony
Pull the hair into a messy pony tail, leaving some hair loose around the face
step four: Secure pony at the back of the head and tease the crown
Secure the ponytail into place in the middle of the back of the head. Then pinch sections of hair at the crown to tease out and soften the look
step five: Place the tong on a section of hair
Taking a 1inch section of hair from the ponytail, place the ghd curve soft curl tong horizontally
step six: Wrap the hair around the barrel and rock up and down
Wrap hair around the barrel of the tong, and rock up and down for 5 seconds until a wave is formed
step seven: Continue technique throughout the ponytail
Continue this technique until all of the ponytail is waved in this way
step eight: Dress out with fingers
Dress out hair with fingers and pull the ponytail wider in different directions to add to the messy look
step nine: Finish by hiding the elastic with a piece of black leather
Take a piece of black leather or ribbon and wrap around the base of the pony, hiding the elastic and securing with a black grip