topsy tail

Remember the topsy-tail you used to rock as a little girl? I certainly do, and I let that look fall to the back of my closet along with my denim overalls. But like the overalls, which are actually back in style, the topsy tail is looking much more modern this time round. It actually adds a nice hint of texture and visual interest to your pony, and if you do it right, it looks beyond chic. Ready to try this look on? Click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

Step One: Start with air-dried hair and part it to one side. Adding more texture by spraying hair with protective thickening lotion and then using your curling wand to add in some waves.

Step Two: Once hair is curled, break up with fingers and then pull length back into a low ponytail.

Step Three: Move your hair tie down slightly and split the hair above the tie into two parts creating a space in the center. Then pull the length through the hole. Tighten the style by giving it a tug so it’s more secure.

Step Four: Lightly tease the bottom of the pony to create more texture and fullness. If any tendrils fall in the front, leave them be. Finish off the look with primp.


Special Thanks to Michelle Rotbart for this post. Michelle is a professional trend forecaster for the NYC-based fashion and retail forecaster, Doneger Group

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