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Get The Look: A Perfect Low Pony In Three Simple StepsCreate A Perfect Pony in Three Simple Steps
Good news ladies: The ponytail is having a major moment, and it’s popping up everywhere from runways to red carpets.
For Spring 2013, designer Tadashi Shoji chose to complement his lacey summer dresses with the demure do’s (above), and even stars including Zoe Saldana—check out her look below—are stepping out in the simple, yet sophisticated styles.
As for the best part, celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak (who styled Saldana’s low pony at this week’s The Words premiere) says you can easily DIY in three simple steps. Here’s how:
Step 1: Prep and Texturize
Start by evenly applying mousse through towel-dried hair to tame frizz, boost shine and build texture. Roszak recommends John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse ($5.99 at drugstores).
For added volume, spray roots with a texturizing spray and rough dry.
Step 2 – Make Waves
Loosely braid hair and let it dry to create a natural wavy texture.
Once hair is completely dry, undo the braid and run fingers through your hair to break up the waves and gently tease the crown for a bit of height.
Next, pull hair from each side of the face to the back of the head, allowing one section of hair to overlap the other and pin in place with bobby pins.
Continue this all the way down the back until all the hair is wrapped into a ponytail shape.
Allow the pieces around the face to naturally fall out for a soft feminine look.
Step 3 – Polish and Perfect
Spritz with hair spray in an even, all-around motion to lock in the style. Roszak’s weapon of choice? John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm-Hold Hair Spray ($5.99).