Bumped Up Ponytail
Bumped Up Ponytail
You Can Do: Bumped Up Ponytail
A bumped up pony is an easy way to add a little bombshell to an evening look. Still, some wonder how to keep the look sophisticated. Check out our photos of style stars like Jessica Simpson and Kim Kardashian who rock a high ponytail with lots of volume at the crown as part of a super sleek head to toe look.
The Basic Steps
amp#149; It’s important to start with hair that’s blown straight and silky for this look.
amp#149; Pull the top layer of your hair up at the crown. Tease it up slightly with a backcomb.
amp#149; If your hair is fine-or if you just want some extra height-add in a bump-enhancing tool hidden on the inside of your hair.
amp#149; Pull up the rest of your strands and fasten into a high ponytail, like Kate Beckinsale.
The Basic Products
I’m afraid it’s too cheesy.
: Too tan reality stars have given this style a bad rap! There are plenty of chic celebrities that walk the red carpet regularly in the bump. Camilla Belle’s version has an almost retro flair when paired with dangly gems and a sparkly dress. Take a page from her book and pair your pony with glowing, soft makeup and neutral colors if this hair look is your over-the-top statement.
My teasing always falls flat.
: Add some volume. While you’re blow-drying, hold your hair out with your fingers and spray a volumizing spray, like Sachajuan's Volume Powder ($32; woodleyandbunny.com or the Blow Root Lift Concentrate ($21; beauty.com), and flip your head upside down a few times to give it some extra height. If you’re hair is naturally very straight, leave a few strands out around your face to give the illusion of more bounce.
Teasing will damage my hair.
: Many forms of styling are not exactly friendly to our follicles: dying, curling irons, excessive blow drying. We can repent with conditioning often with a great treatment. We love Living Proof's Restore Mask Treatment ($42; sephora.com) which puts essential oils back in your strands.