The SAG Awards saw another outing for red carpet favorite, Sleek Low Pony. Opposed to a high pony, which offers lots of attention-grabbing drama, a low pony sings sophistication, refinement, and elegance. In recent times, nobody has worn it better than Emma Stone did at last weekend’s awards ceremony. On such a seemingly simple style, the difference-maker is the detailing, like a perfectly clean part and soft asymmetry. Get tips for recreating Emma Stone’s portrayal of this classic look in the notes.

Step: Cleanse hair with shine luxe shampoo and conditioner, a luxurious combination that keeps hair soft, smooth and lustrous, which is perfect for sleek finishes.

Step: Apply protective thickening lotion all over and shine luxe oil from mids to ends. Blowdry with a boar bristle round brush for the most smoothness. Alternatively, rough dry and use a flat-iron to press air sleek and smooth.

Step: Using a comb, make a deep side part by using the outside arch of the eyebrow as a guide. Put the part slightly on the bias, angling towards the ear. This creates the soft asymmetrical effect. Also, take time to ensure the parting is perfectly clean; a sleek look lives or dies by how sleek it is––no stray hairs.

Step: On the same side as the part, gather hair in the back and fix into a pony. In lieu of elastic, separate a hair strand from the pony and wrap it around the pony’s base for a natural and chic hair tie. Coat hands with healing oil and run hands gently over the style, smoothing everything down and increasing gloss. Coat the ponytail this way too.

Step: Finish with a light mist of primp working spray for hold and flyaway defense.

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