The high ponytail hairstyle is one of the classic ‘dos that never really go out of style. It was cool in the ’90s and it’s still definitely stylish and trendy now; just ask Ariana Grande! The positioning of your ponytail easily transforms your vibe, and placing it high up at the crown of your head makes a regular pony more fun and exciting and takes your style up a notch. You can really wear it anywhere, but it’s also a great pick for parties and nights out because aside from keeping hair off of the nape of your neck (which is not very comfortable especially when you start to sweat after a lot of dancing and jumping), it also adds zing to your look and a sexy, bouncy effect when you move around.
While the high ponytail is quite simple, we’ve got some quick tips that would help you master and perfect this look. Check out the steps below and learn how to high ponytail, the ATH way!
Start with dry hair
After stepping out of the shower, air dry or blow dry your hair completely. Our strands are more fragile when wet and tying it into a ponytail when it’s still wet or damp can cause damage and breakage.
Find placement. Get rid of kinks.
To figure out where your ponytail is going to go, align it with where your cheekbones are and pull it back to that point. This is a good height.
Then, using a fine tooth comb, slick your hair back to remove frizz and kinks—all those stray hairs popping out at the top of your head. You want your high ponytail hairstyle slick, straight, and frizz-free.
Secure with a hair tie
For a high, swingy pony, secure it with two hair ties or just one but thick hair tie. This will help make your ponytail really nice and bouncy.
Hide the hair tie
Take a thin section from underneath your ponytail and wrap it around the base to conceal the hair ties. Then, secure it with a bobby pin.
Spray and Set
Make sure your ponytail stays in place all day by spraying it with TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray.
Hair hack: Add extra body and volume to your high ponytail by spraying TONI&GUY Sky High Dry Shampoo at the base.
Now you’re ready to swing it, sistah! We love how ponytails are so easy and straightforward, you can do it in 5 minutes—or less! And we love that no matter how simple it is, little tweaks here and there can quickly give it a total upgrade! Aren’t ponytails just awesome? For more ponytail tips and tricks, click on this and read up!