Anyone who knows me- can attest to this- I don’t crave makeup, Louie Vuitton or manicures ( although I do love me a good pedi) but when it comes to my hair (much to my husband’s chagrin) when my colorist sees me she gets these gleaming dollar signs in the center of her pupils. Cuz girlfriend KNOWS I’m all about the hair, my blonde ambition and styling it. Keep reading for two quintessential Hairstyles that every woman should have in her arsenal and how to achieve them!
As far as I’m concerned ponytails are the ideal go-to style for women as they can be styled up or down, are fast and simple to do, and look great on 2nd day hair. Which is why I had to share one of Jenny Balding, Cutler/Redken Stylist favorite ponytail styles, the Sleek, Low Textured Ponytail. This look is easy to do yourself and doesn’t take long with a little ‘know how’ – it immediately gives you the glam effect with minimal effort. The texture in the ponytail is key to this look as it creates a point of difference from just an ordinary low ponytail.
#1 Start with day old hair as this will be easier to manage and look better.
#2 Create a low side part on whichever side suits your face shape best. Mist hair with a light spray all over to smooth any flyaway strands and smooth down.
#3 Gather your hair at the nape and sweep into low ponytail and tie making sure to keep the top area really smooth and sleek. Take a small piece of hair from the under section of the ponytail and wrap around the base and pin. I love Cutler Flyaway Stick to use over the part and crown to create a sleek, beautiful sheen to the hair.
#4 Using a mini crimper, take small sections of the ponytail and crimp each section. Mist a light hairspray on each section to give a little hold.
#5 Brush hair through with boar bristle flat brush to create the perfect juxtaposition of the two textures – the sleek top and the textured, crimped tail.
And as we await the final episodes of Mad Men, channeling Megan Draper never looked so good. Evo offers the following how-to ( and accompanying pics) to help you rock The Modern Day Beehive.
#1 prep hair with mr fantastic. section the hair into three. using a low side parting create a clean section at the top of the head to the top of the ears. then create a clean section from the top of the ears across the crown
2. at the back gather the hair up high on the crown, secure with a mr fantastic hair bungee
3. add haze styling powder to the mid section and back comb using your fingers
4. roll the hair under and pin securely
5. at the front sweep the hair, twist and pin
6. finish with helmut light