THE LONG PONYTAIL8:27 AM
The ponytail. A summer stand-by. Well...more like a 365, 24/7 stand-by in my case. It's so simple, yet manages to look perfectly chic when worn polished or scruffy. I am especially liking a tiny braid casually thrown into the mix...it's a little bit "yes, I slept in this last night" mixed with some "...and it still looks hot." Yep...an easy hairdo that has a certain je ne sais quois.
What are my top three tips for a perfect rough-and-tumbled ponytail?
1. If you can, forgo squeaky clean strands in favor of slightly dirty hair - the texture holds the 'do much better. Sop up the grease-balls with some dry shampoo. Blast hair with a blow drier for a few seconds to get some volume if needed.
2. Don't place the hair tie too close to your head. That technique works great if a sleek ponytail is what you are after. Instead, place the tie a little below when you want it to be, then pull upward/towards your head.
3. Pull some strands out of the front...little wisps framing your face add softness. Plus, it just looks better that way.