Keep it simple: sleek side pony tutorial

/ 08.21.2014
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In a sea, no, ocean, of tousled tresses, sometimes it's nice to take a step back and try something different. We're not talking anything radical here, just something sleek, smooth and styled to look deliberate. Sure, carefree waves are gorgeous but it's just good to break away from the pack from time to time. If this is something you can relate to, we suggest you try a sleek hairstyle with a clean, minimalist finish, just like this low side pony.

This hairstyle, just like a blunt bob or gleaming bowl cut, is pretty much the antithesis of the purposefully undone hair phenomenon that has become omnipresent of late. It's polished, it's glossy and it looks as if it could have fallen right out of some high-end fashion magazine. If that kind of thing floats your non-conformist boat, learn how to recreate the look with the tutorial below...

Get the look

Step one
After towel-drying your hair, apply L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream evenly throughout. If necessary, use a comb to ensure even coverage because the cream doubles as a heat protectant.

Step two
Part your hair deep on one side then blow-dry using the concentrator attachment. Keep the airflow directed downwards and use a paddle brush to guide the hair straight. Once dried, use a flat iron for any further straightening.

Step three
Brush your hair through then gather it all over one shoulder. Secure it into a low ponytail, just below your ear. Take a small piece of hair and wrap it around the base of the pony to camouflage the elastic. Pin it behind to hold it in place.

Step four
Complete the look with a generous mist of Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray. This will add shine and give your locks a touchable, smooth finish.

That's it!

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