P&P Stylist Ashley Aspenlind shows us your not so average pony tail…taking it from girlie to glam…rockstar worthy for sure!
Start by gently teasing down the center of your head in three sections, setting with hairspray as you go. We are going for mega volume and texture.
Tease the sides now in a backwards motion.
Then gather your hair into a pony tail, gently smoothing the hair back. Make sure you secure the ponytail tightly so you don’t loose the volume you created.
Grab a small section of the pony tail and smooth it.
Take the separated piece and wrap it around the ponytail. Secure the end with a bobby pin. Push the bobby pin from the underside of the pony directly up and into the hair…it’s essentially hidden in the ponytail behind the hair band!
Tease the ponytail for extra drama and set with hairspray.
There you have it! It’s girly with an edge…and I love the mega volume!
Cheers to Being Girlie, Glam, and Anything But Average,
February 17, 2014
I absolutely love fishtail braids! It is my go to style when I want to look polished in a flash…I typically do them to the side and with volume so I don’t feel like I’m bald…plus I mean what’s the point of an intricate braid unless you get to enjoy seeing it too! I posted this look from a recent shoot on IG (um are you following me? Get on it! @polishandpout) and the consensus was that we needed to post a tutorial.
The best part about this hairstyle is that it looks incredibly complicated when it’s actually quite simple! It only involves two sections of hair. A few tips: the smaller of strands you work with while braiding, the more fine, thin boned look you’ll get. But thick pieces work great too! It’s all about preference and how much time you have. Try this look on dirty hair with a little dry shampoo. The perfect way to skip a wash (don’t worry I won’t tell!).I always tease the crown and pin back the front of the hair into some version of some up and some down for added height! After you finish the braid you can rearrange or even sometimes take out the hair pins!
So here’s the video…braids are best learned in live motion I think! It’s an oldie but a goodie! Enjoy!
Cheers to Braids, Beauty, and Dirty Hair,
February 5, 2014