For many of us, the humble ponytail serves as a hairstyle for lazy days or when you’ve skipped a hair wash. It’s a facile hairstyle and doesn’t really require much product. We’re really not giving the ponytail updo the credit it really deserves — well, most of us aren’t at least. The ponytail hairstyle can be upgraded or reworked to give it a fresh new spin that’s appropriate for the office or a fancy event. Take the side part ponytail for instance, a simple shift in the way you part your hair can unveil a whole new perspective. It changes the way you look, the appearance of the style itself, and of course changes the places you’d choose to don the style. Read on to learn how you can create one-side part ponytail that’s appropriate for any occasion.
Tutorial: The Side Part Ponytail
Step 1: Apply mousse to hair.
Apply 1 to 2 pumps of Suave Professionals Firm Control Boosting Mousse to the palm of your hand then rub your hands together to emulsify the product. Distribute the mousse throughout damp hair from mid-lengths to ends. Then brush through to make sure the hair is evenly coated.
Step 2: Part hair and blow-dry.
Using a rat-tail comb, create a side part that aligns with the arch of your eyebrow. Once you’ve created your part, blow-dry with a round brush in the direction you want to hair to lay. Opt for blowdrying in small, workable sections for a sleek and even finish.
Step 3: Create your ponytail.
Apply Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil to your hair, then brush through for even distribution. Gather your hair into a low ponytail (or high if you wish) and secure with a hair elastic. Brush through the ends if needed for a uniform look.
Step 4: Finish with hairspray.
Complete your side part ponytail style with a hairspray that provides a flexible hold and prevents frizz like TRESemmé Climate Protection Finishing Spray.