12 Days of Christmas Hair Day 4: Wavy Side Ponytail

A festive twist on everyone's favorite hairstyle.

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a fun way to style a ponytail! Updos like top knots, space buns and chignons are just a few of our favorite things. Now we have this wavy side ponytail to add to our list! This holiday season, we are so excited to take a festive spin on one of our favorite updo hairstyles.

Although the holiday season is one of the most wonderful times of the year, sometimes preparation and gift shopping can be so overwhelming, leaving you tired and drained with no energy to whip up a fancy hairstyle in time for your festivities. Enter this wavy side ponytail: The updo is simple and requires just a few minutes of your time.

Need a last minute holiday hairstyle? Read on to learn how you can create this wavy side ponytail with a festive spin:

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Dress them up or dress them down: Ponytails are easy and can be tweaked for any occasion. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

Step 1: Refresh hair.

Spritz hair with Dove Refresh+Care Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo, then use a comb to help distribute the product evenly throughout your hair.

Step 2: Create a side ponytail.

Comb or brush hair up and to the side, then secure your ponytail with a hair elastic. Comb through the ends of your ponytail to remove any tangles before adding your waves.

Step 3: Add waves.

Spritz on TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray to the ends of your hair to protect hair from heat damage. Using a 1-inch hair wand, wrap small sections of hair around the wand but leave the ends out to create a wavy finish. Once you’ve created your waves, brush through to separate and add a bit of fluff.

Step 4: Add a festive touch.

Do whatever you like to make this hairstyle perfect for the holidays! Our pick: Use a hair bow of your choice (we love us some chic leopard print) to turn your wavy side ponytail into holly-jolly updo.

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So easy you can create it in a wink! Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

Step 5: Set your style.

Complete your look with a hairspray that provides flexible hold. Spray hair with Dove Style+Care Strength and Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray.