Although the ponytail has traditionally been a casual hair style worn to the gym or on those days when you just don’t have time to style your hair, lately the ponytail has been showing up in dressier forms on the catwalk and the red carpet. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to style a dressy ponytail yourself, and after you try these techniques you’ll have a fun and easy hairstyle that’s versatile enough to wear to work or for a night out!
Separate a section of hair from the one side of your forehead and twist it loosely as you pull it back behind your ear. As you get closer to your neck, twist the section more tightly. Then, gather the rest of hair and combine it with the twisted section, pulling your hair into a low side pony. Curl the bottom of the pony using a one-inch curling iron, and then for a final finishing touch wrap a strand of hair around the elastic hair band.
Tease the top of your hair with a comb, starting at the back and working forward. When you have the volume you want, smooth the top layer over for a chic and flawless style. Pull you hair back into a low ponytail, and then apply just enough hairspray to hold the volume in place. This glamorous style is a great option for a night out!
This sleek, modern hairstyle has been made popular by celebrities like Tyra Banks; it works best with long or medium-length hair. Straighten your hair and then pull it up into a tight, high ponytail; the higher the pony, the more dramatic the hairstyle. Depending on the texture of your hair, you may want to use a shine-enhancing gel to smooth fly-away. Just be careful not to use too much, as you don’t want your hair to look greasy. Finish the look by wrapping a small section of hair around the elastic hair band.