Three ponytail ideas for the summer

18 Jul

It’s the classic style for summer and the ponytail has had a revamp this season. Take inspiration from the catwalk, keep cool and stylish with your long locks as we hit the height of summer. Or just play with a simple and easy updo. Your hair, your choice!

Here are three pony hairstyles that have caught Dream Girl’s eye.

1. The no hairband pony

Spotted on the couture catwalk at Valentino this clever hairstyle is cutting edge but also perfect if you have no hairband handy. If you already have long hair, thanks to hair extensions or a natural look then gather hair at the nape of the neck. If you want an extra long pony you can try one of Dream Girl’s ponytail hair extensions which you can match to your natural colour.

Take a section of hair from underneath your ponytail and twist around the hair as you would a hair band. Pin the section in place underneath the pony at the nape of your neck.

2. The side pony

This was a big style a couple of years ago but you can bring it bang up to date with this twist. Gather hair into a pony to the side of the head. Take a small section of the ponytail and wrap it around the base, continuing until you reach around the middle of the ponytail. Fasten the end with a see-through elastic hair band and use a few pins pointing towards the head to secure hair in place.

To continue the boho feel ensure a few strands of hair frame the face so the style doesn’t look too “done”. This is a loose and relaxed style that’s just ideal for hot summer days.

3. Full of body

A voluminous ponytail is bouncy and the perfect compliment to a summer’s day. It’s easy to achieve. Start by back-combing hair at the crown and then adding a little curl. At Dream Girl’s we’d always recommend that you don’t use heat on hair extensions as it can damage your locks. Instead, take hair into one inch sections, twist and pin. This will add a kink and a curl without relying on heat. Use a little hairspray and leave the hair pinned for at last half an hour.

Uncurl and comb hair gently with your fingers. Backcomb a little again at the crown and gather hair into a ponytail at the crown, leaving your fringe or the front sections of hair. Fix with a hair band. Take a section of hair from underneath and twist it around the band to cover it, pinning in place.

Next, backcomb your fringe or the front section of your hair. Pin back and use hairspray to fix.

Remember you can stay in touch with Dream Girl on Facebook and Twitter through the week for hairstyle tips and ideas.


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