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Ponytails are a girls best friend. Whatever the weather, wherever the occasion, good hair day or bad, the pony offers style and class. It raises hair up off the face, lifting cheekbones to create an elongated, polished look. Typically, the choice is between high or low. Low ponytails are usually more sophisticated, and perhaps most appropriate for a daytime look; high ponies have more drama, making them perfect for a nighttime ‘do. If you are bored with the standards, a textured pony is a more creative look ––an easy, playful and feminine way to keep things interesting. Click through style notes for tips on making textured ponies that you can own…

Step: Mist hair in the back with protective thickening lotion. Curl hair with an iron or wand. Brush out curls so you are left with lots of tousled texture and bouncy volume.

Step: Pulse hair with refinish dry shampoo to add gritty texture, more volume, and lots of grip.

Step: Gather hair in the back. Make a loose ponytail with lots and lots of texture and volume. If you need more textural separation use texture paste to break up the ponytail. Once happy with the general shape and texture, separate a small section of strands and use them in lieu of elastic, adding an organic feel to the tousled and lived-in look.

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