Try It: Cool Styling “Twists” on the Ponytail

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TEXTURE TWIST PONY

Start with next day hair. Spray from roots to ends with a dry shampoo spray like Oribe’s Dry to create a grip in the hair and absorb oils. If you prefer to start with clean hair, apply a volume-enhancing product at the root area like Lift Vertige and a styling product that helps with keeping structure like Forme Fatale (both by Kérastase) from lengths to ends and blow dry damp hair using a round brush.

Divide the hair into two sections. First is a triangular, “Mohawk” section on top of the head. For your second section, create a tight ponytail in the middle back of the head as your second. Take your mohawk and set crown area with a large curling iron or pin curl set, spraying each section with hairspray for hold. Once set is ready, tease each section with a comb from roots to ends, thinking “high and wild” for body. But don’t worry – next you brush the top softly to smooth and create your shape, choosing your desired height and fullness here. Or, play with twisting the hair away from the face and back towards ponytail base.

You can use more dry shampoo spray as you’re working for a tactile texture. Lightly brush back and pull the top teased section over to one side. Spray with hairspray for secure hold. Drag the second half over to the opposite side and spray. Take the two sections and go under your ponytail, wrapping around the ponytail until you’re left with just the ends of the hair. An easy way to secure these ends is to tie with a clear plastic band under your ponytail. Finish off the sides of your head – or anywhere you’d like more smoothness – with a serum like Kérastase Touch Finale for extra shine.

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