Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ponytail Hairstyles � Not Just a Bad Hair Day

We are all guilty of it, whether it is a bad hair day or we ran out of time trying to get the kids ready in the morning. We grab a hair tie and are done; a boring, but easy ponytail hairstyle. With a minute or two of extra effort you can convert your basic ponytail hairstyle into a beautiful and elegant look you can feel good about all day long.

For anyone lucky enough to have naturally curly hair, a ponytail hairstyle which looks fantastic is easily achieved. After combing off your face, pull your hair to one side, secure low with a hair tie. Add a few pins to the other side to help the hair stay in place and you are done. For the rest of us we may need the aid of a curling wand and hairspray to help us achieve this beautifully flowing hairstyle. Curl your hair loosely, secure to the side as discussed above and cover in a light mist of hairspray to hold the look in place. This style is casual enough to wear every day and adds a little bit of elegance to your look.

For straight hair a sophisticated ponytail hairstyle to try is the sleek look. Dry your hair completely smooth, you may need to use a flat iron to help with the process. Comb your hair backwards and secure high on your crown with a hair tie. Spray liberally with hairspray to control any flyaway hairs you may have. For an added element of sleekness, separate a small section of hair from underneath your pony tail and wrap around the hair tie a few times. Secure the end underneath with a hidden bobby pin. This look is beautiful for a night out and will compliment any little black dress.

For a ponytail hairstyle with more body, a little bit of teasing is in order. Run your fingers up from your ears on both sides; hold this section of hair in one hand and with the other tease from the roots up. Apply hairspray to the teased section to hold the body. Let go of the hair and use a comb to gently pull your hair back into a high ponytail. This ponytail hairstyles adds a twist to your everyday look.

No matter what the occasion, or how much time you have, it is no longer necessary to resort to the same look every day. Your ponytail hairstyle can be altered quickly and easily to give you a versatile style which compliments your day and night life.

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