Sleek, simple, and super cute for spring, the ponytail can take you everywhere from work to a night on the town. Whether you’re going for a look that’s tight, loose, curly or straight, this hairstyle comes in all shapes and sizes. Here are some ways to bring your ponytail to new heights!
Get ready for takeoff! Start with a sweet and simple ponytail. A low, romantic ponytail like Miley’s is an easy look for daytime or date night! RUSK Creative Stylist Sherri Jessee says, start by wrapping sections of hair around a 1 ¼ inch curling iron, then twist and pin the hair to one side when you’re done. Before you create the look, always remember to protect your locks! Jessee recommends a product like RUSK Thermal Iron Spray.
Fly higher! Try a ponytail at mid-height. Simply pull your hair back so that the ponytail is level with your ears, then secure with an elastic. Jennifer doesn’t have bangs, so this sleek style works perfectly! Jessee also recommends this pony for thin hair - it’s easy to thicken by teasing it a little in the back. Just brush up the back of your head to add volume, and get rid of frizz with a smoothing mist.
Up, up, and away! Turn heads with a statement ponytail. Plain, or wrapped in a braid, both Madonna and Lady Gaga can rock this ‘do – and so can you! Jessee says high ponytails work with short hair, as well. The secret is hair wefts...long strips of hair that you can buy at your local beauty store. After making a ponytail on the top of your head, wind a hair weft around it and pin. Adding these extensions will increase the thickness and length.
To infinity, and beyond! Transform your ponytail into an updo. Joy Bryant takes her ponytail to the next level – why not stun in a fabulous chignon bun? Celebrity Hairstylist Amoy Pitters shows us how! To replicate this look, start off with a high ponytail, push it forward for a little more lift, and secure with an elastic. Next, split your pony into two sections: 2/3 on the top and 1/3 on the bottom. Twisting each section separately, wrap the larger section and the smaller section around the base of the ponytail, and secure with pins. To smooth flyaways and complete the look, use hairspray (try Furterer Vetetal Finishing Spray).
Sherri Jesse has been a successful stylist and salon owner for 20 plus years. Amazing artistic talents in hair and makeup combined with the knowledge gained from a Bachelor's degree in education from Emory & Henry College have helped create one of the most sought after educators in the beauty industry. Sherri has been featured as an industry expert in such acclaimed magazines as OK!, Cosmopolitan and Beauty Entertainment, as well as in numerous educational videos and television shows. RUSK, a premier hair-care line, recently selected Sherri for her leadership and creative abilities to co-create their 2010 collection "Twisted Glam".
From sleekly styling the tresses of such stars as Naomi Campbell, Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow and Rihanna, to crafting the hair designs on runways of such legendary fashion houses as Christian Dior, hairstylist, Amoy has established herself as an authority on all things beauty and style. Mentored by industry icon, Odile Gilbert – and featured in the famed work Her Style – Amoy launched her impressive career as a sought-after hair stylist in the fashion industry, booking her career-first fashion show in Paris, styling the locks of the runway models for the Christian Dior couture collection in January 1998. There, recognizing her unique skill set, Amoy styled the house’s legendary designer John Galliano’s own hair for his final bow. Soon after, Galliano himself began requesting Amoy as his personal hairstylist. Fashion maven Donatella Versace was next in line, and the rest is history.