How to Upgrade Your Ponytail Hairstyle in 2 Ways

How to turn your ponytail from drab to fab!

We haven’t met anyone that didn’t love a good hair hack, especially those hair hacks that give your boring ponytail hairstyle an instant stylish upgrade in just a few minutes. Adding a simple hair accessory, or some luster (with the help of a shine inducing product) to your ponytail can turn your updo from casual to dressy. Given that this is the time of year that holiday parties are swinging from left-to-right, try one of these ponytail ideas that’ll help you get out of the door in no time.

2 Ways to Polish Your Ponytail Hairstyle

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A exposed hair elastic screams DIY. Hide it with your own hair for a polished touch. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. The Polished Pony

Step 1: Wash and dry your hair.

For a pretty and shiny finish, begin by washing hair with Dove Radiant Shine Shampoo and condition with Dove Radiant Shine ConditionerApply Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Heat Defense Leave-in Conditioner to your hair and blow-dry it straight. For a pin-straight ponytail opt for flat ironing your hair after.

Step 2: Create ponytail.

Apply Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil to your hair to soften and add more shine. Using a boar bristle brush, brush your hair to smoothen and gather into a ponytail.

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Pro tip: Use a gel to sculpt section together before wrapping around the base of your ponytail. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Step 3: Add finishing touch.

Brush through the ends of your ponytail.  Take a section of hair from the length and wrap it around your hair elastic.

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Add a touch of glam to your ponytail hairstylw with metallic hair ties. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. The Accessorized Pony

The possibilities are endless when it comes to jazzing up your ponytail hairstyles. Wrap the base of your ponytail with a metallic hair tie, or for texture opt for velvet.

Want more cool ways to style your ponytail hairstyle? Check out how you can create this cool unicorn braid ponytail updo hairstyle. 

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