Long and medium hairstyles: messy ponytails

/ 02.27.2015
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There's no time like the weekend to rock a chic off-duty hairstyle. One of our favorite laid-back looks is the messy ponytail. This hairstyle is full of texture, it works for all kinds of hair types, and Karlie Kloss wore one on a red carpet recently and it looked awesome!

Why try a messy ponytail

First of all, a messy ponytail is perfect for when you're between washes. You can eliminate any excess oil with Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Longwear Spray (dry shampoo), then use the extra grippiness to build on the existing texture.

Secondly, messy ponies looks great with all kinds of accessories from headbands to flowers, and last but not least, they're really, really easy to style.

How to style it

Step 1
Brush your hair through after using dry shampoo on your roots, then mist Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray throughout.

Step 2
To add texture, use your hands to muss and scrunch the hair. Then, boost volume at the crown by gently teasing sections of hair with a fine-tooth comb.

Step 3
Shake your bangs and/or some small pieces of hair loose at the front, then gather your hair back into a loose pony - high or low, it's totally up to you! You could even go for a French twist pony or a cute braid for extra detail.

Step 4
Complete the look with a generous amount of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to minimize the effects of humidity and keep flyaways at bay.

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