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5 Hairstyle hacks for the perfect ponytail

/ 05.01.2015
Get a perfect ponytail every time!
Get a perfect ponytail every time!

Ponytails can be real lifesavers, especially when you don't have the time for intricate styling techniques or a complicated updo. Whether you're headed to a spin class or a job interview, a good pony will keep your hair up and under control, showcase plenty of movement and generally look awesome.

Below, you'll find five simple styling hacks to make sure your ponytail turns out great every single time!

1. Get the placement right

Perfecting your ponytail mostly depends on the placement you choose. Higher ponies situated level with your temples or above will have more bounce while lower styles create less movement.

2. Add length

To make your pony appear longer, split your hair in half horizontally and create two ponies, one stacked on top of the other. This trick works for all hair textures and JLo, (the queen of swishable hair) does it so it must be a good idea!

3. Prop it up

To stop your pony falling flat during the day, prop it up with two or three bobby pins after your tie it. Slide the pins over the hair tie underneath the pony at a steep, diagonal angle.

4. Add texture

To add texture through the lengths of your pony, spray it with a volumizing hairspray like Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray and muss with your hands. For added volume, gently back brush the hair after spraying it.

5. Eliminate flyaways

To prevent flyaways from cramping your style, seal your finished ponytail with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray. For any persistently wispy pieces of hair, spray an old toothbrush then use it to tack them down once and for all.

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