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    Learn How to Create This Sleek Ponytail

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    A Super Sleek Ponytail is Party Perfect!

    No need to get overly complicated with your go-to party do’ this season. This super sleek ponytail was a hit on runways and red carpets this year and . . . why not? It’s a hairstyle that dresses up any look,  for any occasion, and the best part is . . . it’s quick and easy! With just a few tips, you can be party pretty in no time. Start with day old hair, it will be easier to work with, or, try a bit of dry shampoo to give clean hair some workable texture.

    Ponytail Tutorial Step 1

    • Step 1 ~~ Begin by creating a rectangular parting on the top of the head. Clip away.

     Ponytail Tutorial Step 3

    Ponytail Tutorial Step 1

    • Step 2 ~~ Brush remaining hair into a ponytail while tilting your chin up. This will create a tighter, more sleek look in the nape area. I suggest using a bungee to secure thick hair.



    Ponytail Tutorial Step 5

    • Step 3 ~~ Back-comb the top section of hair, beginning in the front, with one inch sections.


    Ponytail Tutorial Step 6

    • Step 4 ~~ Hold the top section with one hand and use your opposite hand to smooth over the outer surface areas.  A boar bristle brush works best for finishing, it will create a smooth, polished look to the hair. Lightly spray top.


    Ponytail Tutorial Step 7

    • Step 5 ~~ Wrap the top section to one side of the ponytail and smooth with your hand or brush.


    Ponytail Tutorial Step 8

    • Step 6 ~~ Wrap the ends around the ponytail, and mist with a finishing spray. Secure with a bobby pin on the underside of the ponytail. Add more pins if needed.


    Ponytail Tutorial Step 9

    Optional: For a bit more polish, finish ends with a shine spray and flat iron.

     I hope you will give this quick and easy ponytail a try this holiday season!  Just curious . . . is this a style you would wear?

    Photos courtesy of Raina Estrem

    Neilie Weidell
    Contributing author Neilie Weidell is a professional cosmetologist at The Uptown Hair District in Minneapolis, a former Bumble and Bumble Educator, and Wella Education Specialist. Neilie has worked with the best, including celebrity hair stylists Kaz Amor, Nicholas French, Nick Arrojo, The Doves, Gina Khan, Richard Hudavoni and Melissa Stone of Sojourn.You can follow Neilie’s blog at or on Twitter @mplsstylist.

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