Vintage 1960's beehive ponytail tutorial

/ 03.05.2014
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Vintage hairstyles are back in a big way right now, both in terms of popularity and the sheer dimensions of them! One of the more wearable retro 'dos out there comes in the shape of a 1960s-style ponytail. A) it's a pony and b) it has just enough volume to be considered vintage, without making you look as if you just caught a time machine from the court of Versailles circa 1750.

The swinging sixties were full of brilliant beehives, a hairstyle which has endured more than five decades to become one of the most popular looks ever. Because of this, wearing a ponytail with a volumized teased section at the crown isn't exactly a new concept, but it can look really fresh with subtle makeup and the right outfit. It's also a 'do that's surprisingly easy to recreate chez vous.

If you need a hairstyle for a formal occasion or just feel like giving your go-to ponytail style a bit of an update, keep reading!

What you need:

Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse
Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray
Hair elastic
Bobby pin
Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray

Step one: After towel-drying hair, apply Volume Inject Mousse evenly from roots to ends before blow-drying. You're going to tease a large section of hair later on and the lengths of the pony aren't supposed to be perfectly sleek with this style, so you can rough blow-dry quite quickly, rather than using a round brush.

Step two: Once your hair is all dry, comb it all backwards, away from your face. Apply High Lift Creation Spray to the roots on the top and crown of your head, and then massage with your fingertips to start building some height.

Step three: Use a comb to gently tease the hair at the crown to help fill out a small-ish beehive. Don't tease too much as you only want to get an inch or two of added height.

Step four: Gently smooth over the teased part and gather your hair into a low ponytail. Secure with a hair elastic, and wrap a section of hair around the base for an ultra-chic finish, securing it underneath with a bobby pin.

Step five: For long-lasting hold, fix your beehive pony with a mist of Bold Control Hairspray.

And you're done!

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