Aug 16, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
7 Pretty Ponytails Inspired by Divergent
1. Ribbon-Adorned PonytailAt Chanel's Paris Fashion Week show, models took the runway in sleek ponytails decked out in tweed ribbons, which mirrored the materials used throughout the FW 2014/2015 collection. Get the look at home by sectioning your hair into three areas, with two defined parts on either side of the head. Use a gel or pomade to create a sleek finish, then pull the length of your hair into a high ponytail. Once you have anchored the style with a hair elastic, tie a few ribbons around the base of the accessory and let the ends blend with your layers.
2. Bubble PonytailFor Valentino's FW 2014/2015 show, hairstylist Guido Palau went back to the future to create the bubbled effect on each model's ponytail. "It is a very sort of a late sixties, seventies kind of idea," he says. Palau worked with hair extensions and an arsenal of Redken products to create the style, but in the real world, the look couldn't be easier to recreate-all you need is a handful of hair elastics to mirror the effect. Simply pull your strands into a ponytail that sits at the nape of your neck, then use a teasing comb to pump up the volume on each section before twisting the next hair tie into place.
3. Multi-Textured PonytailKate Mara stuns with a sleek, textured pony that adds instant sophistication to any outfit. Keep reading to learn how to recreate the look.
Hairstylist Alex Polillo suggests starting with clean, just-washed hair. Using a diffuser, roughly dry strands and prep hair for a deep side-part with a fine comb and shaping spray gel. After creating a comfortable, fly-away free part, brush hair back and into a pony. Using curling tongs, add waves and spray hair with hairspray. To complete the look, take a small strand from the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic, pinning to secure.
4. Tousled Ponytail
Zoe Saldana's undone waves create a laid-back vibe, while the added volume at the crown gives the style a retro twist. Keep reading to learn how to get the look.
Saldana?s hairstylist Mara Roszak began by adding mousse to the star?s damp hair, then rough-dried it to remove most of the moisture. "I created the perfect wavy texture by loosely braiding sections and allowed them to air-dry," she says. A light mist of volumizing spray broke up the waves and added extra movement. Roszak then teased the hair at the crown and swept back sections from both sides of Saldana?s face, overlapping them in the back with bobby pins until a ponytail shape was formed. "Allow pieces around the face to naturally fall out. It gives the style a soft, feminine look," she says.
5. Bumped-Up Ponytail
The key to Jessica Biel's volume is applying Phyto VolumActiv Root Spray to damp hair, then blow drying with a round brush and teasing the crown, says her stylist Mara Roszak. Keep reading to learn more.
"Roll the ends of hair into pin curls, let them sit for five minutes, then unroll and gently brush them out," says Roszak. Pull hair into a mid-height ponytail and secure with an elastic, leaving out a strand to wrap around the elastic to cover it, securing with a bobby pin.
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6. Retro Ponytail
Thanks to the added height at the crown, Kate Beckinsale added a retro twist to her curly ponytail. Her cute updo is a fun option for second-day strands. Keep reading to learn how to get the look.
Spritz roots with a dry shampoo. Use a fine-tooth comb to slightly tease your hair at the crown, then sweep a section of hair over it to hide the backcombing. Leaving two face-framing tendrils out, pull the rest of your strands into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic. To finish, wrap a loose section of hair around the fastener to create a seamless effect.
7. Sleekest PonytailJulie Bowen's extra-tight, ultra-low, and downright sexy pony is easy to pull off. Keep reading to learn more.
Hairstylist Jill Crosby built volume with a T3 Featherweight Luxe hair dryer and round brush. "The dryer gave her a lot of fullness at the root, which is important to the overall look," she says, adding that’s why the ponytail is slick, but not lifeless or flat. She then straightened the hair to the end, leaving out the sections closest to the scalp. "I tied the ponytail off-center just enough so it would fall around her shoulder."