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Sleek ponytail tutorial: easy minimalist chic

/ 06.16.2014
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Ponytails are pretty great don't you think? They keep your hair under control, they look good on everyone and you can style them in a bazillion different ways. This sleek, smooth style is a great minimalist option that doesn't take very long to do. If you have a job interview on the horizon or just want to get your hair looking ship shape to go with a fancy outfit, this could be the perfect style for you!

The brushed back top section keeps it interesting while helping the style to remain sophisticated. It's also a great 'do to help showcase your makeup or enhance a really fresh-faced look. Just follow the easy tutorial below to recreate this pony on your own hair.

Step one

You can start this style with dry or freshly washed damp hair, it's all up to you. If you don't feel like washing your locks, just spray your hair with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray then flat iron. If you do want to wash your hair, apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream and blow-dry using a paddle brush.

With the blow-dry, you may want to use a flat iron for any touch-ups once the hair is dry. Just remember to NEVER EVER use a flat iron on wet hair as this will only frazzle the strands and cause nothing but a ton of damage.

Step two

Using your eyebrow arches as a guide, section off the top layer of your hair and tie everything else into a low ponytail. Use a brush to eliminate any bumps as you go.

Step three

Spray the top section liberally with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray. Smooth ti back and join it to the existing ponytail with a second hair elastic tied directly over the first one. Use a bobby pin on each side to help hold it in place.

Step four

Mist your hair all over with Bold Control Hairspray and you're good to go!

What do you think? Could this be your new go-to pony?

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