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How to style thick hair for fall: vintage-inspired ponytail

/ 09.29.2014
Ponytails: sometimes they need a go big or go home approach!
Ponytails: sometimes they need a go big or go home approach!

Thick hair poses its own, singular set of styling challenges, but what if you just embraced those copious tresses? This season is set to be something of a big hair renaissance period and there are a lot of gorgeous, volume-filled looks to try. Take this vintage-inspired ponytail for example.

It has everything: the practicality of an updo, texture, volume and a retro twist. Why not give it a try the next time you don't know what to do with your mane?

1/ Get the look

Step one
Part your hair on one side with a tail comb, taking the line back to the crown of your head. Leave a section of hair at the front - on either side of your part - loose while you complete the following steps.

Step two
Spray the roots at the crown with L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray, then massage with your fingertips to build volume.

Step three
Gently smooth your hair back into a low pony and tie. Take a small section of hair from the pony and wrap it around the base to camouflage the elastic, then pin underneath to secure it.

Step four
Smooth the front pieces behind your ears and pin them flat against your head. Don't worry if the rest seems a little messy in comparison, it's supposed to. Complete the look with a veil of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray for long-lasting hold.

What do you think? Will you be trying this pontail?

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