Looking for a way to jazz up your pretty ponytail? We know that there are many ways to take your ponytail from basic to beautiful, but if you’re looking for a quick and simple way to make your style a little fancier, why not try the curly ponytail? It’s perfect for casual brunches, sophisticated dinners or date night.
And to help you nail this stylish, yet simple style, we’ve put together an easy, step-by-step below. So, get your hairspray ready, now!
How to create the perfect curly ponytail
Prep your hair.
Before curling your hair for your curly ponytail, start by prepping your hair with the VO5 Express Primer. This spray will help protect your hair from heated styling while helping to detangle your hair and reducing flyways. Now, that’s what we call a hard working product
Curl your hair.
Once you’ve prepped and protected your hair, take a small section of hair (roughly a couple of inches) and wrap it around the barrel of your curling wand. Hold for a few seconds before releasing. Don’t have a curling wand? Don’t worry, you can still curl your hair with straighteners or rollers.
Curl your hair.
Continue this process until you’ve curled all of your hair.
Tease your hair.
Section 2-3 inches of hair either side of your middle parting. Then use section clips to keep them out of your way. Lift your hair at your crown at gently backcomb the hair using a comb or brush to give your hair a bit of oomph.
Create your ponytail.
Gently (and carefully) smooth your hair and gather it into a ponytail. Secure the ponytail with a hairband.
Hide your hairband
Unclip the two sections of hair at the front and loosely draw one section back towards your ponytail. Place it over and across the base of the ponytail to hide your ponytail, wrap the hair around the ponytail and discreetly pin. Do the same with the other section of hair, creating a crisscross .
Finish off your hairstyle with a spritz of the VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray. Trust us, this will help keep your curly ponytail looking fab all day.
Loved creating this curly ponytail? Then head over to our Updos page for more tutorials and inspiring new hair ideas.