The side ponytail placed high on the side of the head was very popular in the 1980's. Today, it is popular to wear it low. You must have hair long enough to pull all of it to one side. This ponytail is a great way to feature hair accessories such as a rhinestone ponytail holder or hair flowers.
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Step #1 is optional. It has become popular for women to have some height or a "bump" on the top/back of her head while wearing a ponytail. There are two ways you can do this:
If you have thin hair, or want a "bump" on the top of your head, gently back-comb the hair on the top of your head and brush gently over the top to create some height and lift.
- This is the safer option since you won't have to do the extensive back-combing which damages the hair.
Use Bump Up the Volume clip-in hair extensions to create lift and height on the top of the head as well as a thicker more voluminous ponytail.
Gather all of the hair together at the nape of the neck on one side of the head. Don't pull the hair tight. A looser ponytail looks softer and more modern than a tight one.
Use a coated elastic ponytail holder and pull the hair through the center of the elastic.
In order to tighten the elastic so that it holds the ponytail in place, pull the elastic and flip it over - thereby creating another loop. Pull the ends of the ponytail through this loop.
If the elastic is still not tight enough to hold the ponytail securely in place, repeat step 4 as many times as needed to get the elastic secure.
Optional: Lightly mist with hairspray
If you want a more formal looking ponytail that utilizes a spiral curl, Click best prom hair style to get directions.
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