6 Easy Steps in Creating a Vintage Ponytail

Upgrade a basic ponytail by transforming it into a vintage ponytail. Here's how.

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Vintage Ponytail: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long dark hair in vintage ponytail wearing a dark blue blouse

Ponytails are not only versatile and easy to do. You can easily create different hairstyles from a basic ponytail. You can put it up and make it look fierce and sexy, or you can adorn a ponytail with other hair accessories. In this tutorial, we show you how you can create a vintage ponytail so you can rock a #throwback look. Ready? Here’s how.

6 Easy Steps to Create a Vintage Ponytail


Wash your hair

Make sure your hair is damage-free. Use Sunsilk Damage Reconstruction Shampoo and Sunsilk Damage Reconstruction Conditioner to help repair your strands. These products will also give you smoother and more manageable hair. 


Asian woman with long dark hair wearing a dark blue sleeveless blouse

Spray dry shampoo

Talk a section of hair near your crown. Spritz TONI&GUY Matt Texture Dry Shampoo on your hair roots to add texture and volume. 


Asian woman spraying dry shampoo on her long dark hair



Tease it

Tease this section of hair using a tail comb to help add volume. Back brush your hair from mid-lengths to the roots. Keep doing it until your hair looks thicker.

#HairHack: Insert a hair bump between your hair and your crown to maintain the volumized look.


Asian woman teasing the top section of her long dark hair



Tie your hair

Gather the rest of your hair on your nape using a fine-toothed comb. Then, put your hair in a low ponytail using a hair tie or an elastic. 

Vintage ponytail: Asian woman combing her long black hair to put into a ponytail



Hide it

Make your hairstyle look sleek and polished by wrapping a small section of hair around your hair tie. Secure it with a bobby pin. 


Vintage PonytaiL: Back shot of an Asian woman putting her long dark hair in a sleek ponytail



Flaunt it!

In to mood to glam up a bit? Upgrade your basic ponytail into a beautiful vintage ponytail. It’s a good way to add volume and body to your hair.

Look sexy and confident by pairing this hairstyle with a jumpsuit and simple but elegant accessories. Then, rock this ‘do at work or when having a small lunch reunion with your friends at your favorite restaurant. 

Hair types: Side view shot of an Asian woman with long dark hair in a vintage ponytail standing in an outdoor restaurand

Get the hair products you need for this ‘do by using the following links:
Sunsilk Damage Reconstruction Shampoo
Sunsilk Damage Reconstruction Conditioner
TONI&GUY Matt Texture Dry Shampoo

Other Ponytail Looks to Try

1. Messy ponytail

Advent calendar: Asian woman with long black hair in a ponytail wearing a red plain blouse and black jacket
It won’t hurt to leave a few strands loose once in a while.

If you want a more laidback hairstyle, add a bit of mess to your low ponytail. The messy ponytail is perfect when you’re going for a chic, casual look. You also don’t need to worry about the wind messing up your hair because it’s already messy-chic to begin with!

2. Curly side ponytail

Vintage ponytail: Asian woman with long dark hair in curly side ponytail wearing a white dress
Going to a wedding? Look chic and dainty with this hairstyle.

Put a twist to a simple side ponytail by making it curly! Wear this ‘do on special occasions like weddings and daytime parties. If you’re worried about making your curls hold their shape, spritz sea salt spray on your hair before curling to give your strands grip. Problem solved!

3. Tucked-in ponytail

Vintage ponytail: Back shot of an Asian woman with long black hair in tucked in ponytail wearing a pink suit
Nail this look by using a hair tie that’s the same color as your hair.

Look fresh and young in your corporate-chic outfit with a tucked-in ponytail. Like the vintage ponytail, this gives a pretty twist to your regular ponytail without using complicated styling techniques. Finish the look by spritzing hairspray to smooth out frizz.

Ready to try the vintage ponytail? This hairstyle will surely elevate your everyday look. Feel free to wear this ‘do at work, when going out on romantic dates, or when you simply want to look fab. Enjoy!

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