Long + mid-length hairstyles: easy messy ponytail tutorial

/ 02.17.2015
Messy ponytail
Messy ponytail

Sometimes, a simple hairstyle is the best possible option, whatever the occasion. A deliberately disheveled, textured ponytail like the one featured above can be dressed up or down, and it looks great with all kinds of different makeup looks.

The next time you're in need of a new, on-trend hairstyle, why not give it a try?

How to style it

Step 1
Starting with freshly washed, damp hair, apply Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Quick Dry Primer Spray. Comb it through your hair to ensure even coverage because the spray will protect your hair from heat damage as it dries.

Step 2
Rough-dry your hair with a blow-dryer on a medium heat setting. Once it's almost dry, flip your head upside down and blast the roots to add volume as you complete the blowout.

Step 3
Once dried, finger-comb your hair and sweep it all back off your face.

Step 4
Apply a really small amount of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel, working in quick, sweeping motions. You don't need to get it too even, just enough to give you a little bit of hold and a subtle sheen.

Step 5
Scrunch your hair with your hands after applying the gel, then sweep it back into a ponytail. Secure it with a hair tie.

Step 6
Gently slide your fingers under the hair on top and slowly lift them to loosen the pony.

Step 5
Scrunch the lengths of the pony one last time, then complete the look with a veil of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

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