Casual Hairstyles: The Messy Ponytail

/ 12.10.2013
Get a messy ponytail with our tutorial
Get a messy ponytail with our tutorial

We've all been there. Suddenly an item or object we've long loved and enjoyed seems a little too basic and we start looking for a way to give it some zest. If you're looking to give your regular ponytail an update, look no further than an unkempt pony.

Yes, it's still a ponytail, but sometimes a subtle statement is the best one.

Get this look

You'll need: dry hair, Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray, a blow-dryer, a fine-tooth comb or brush, a hair tie, and bobby pins.

Step one: Generously apply Tousle Waves Spray throughout the hair.

Step two: Shake your fingers through it then twist and scrunch random sections to create a slightly mussed look. Twist and blow-dry random sections, too.

Step three: Section off the front portion of your hair and then, using a comb or brush, tease the hair at the roots, focusing on the top and back.

Step four: Smooth the rest of your hair over the teased sections and gather your hair into a pony at the back of your head - high, low, in the middle... it's up to you!

Step five: If you have layered or mid-length hair, you may need a few bobby pins to secure any shorter sections or flyaways. That said, since this style is supposed to appear slightly mussed, so feel free to leave these pieces astray.

Step six: Apply a generous amount of hairspray to fix the style and adjust with your fingers as needed. And you're done!

Happy styling!

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