February 27, 2009

The Grown Up Ponytail

You see a girl at the mall with super cute ponytail and you think to yourself why doesn't mine every look like that. Her secret, is most likely back combing aka teasing and ponytail position. Not too high where you look like a HS Cheerleader and not too low where you look momish. The right position is just below the crown. You want the sides to sweep back and a little up to give the face some lift.

Now the how to.

First, back combing or back brushing either works. The trick to it is to hold the ends very loose and kind of scoop as you comb/brush backwards. You don't need to do your whole head just the top and front part of your sides.

Next, With a brush using just the edges of the bristles to smooth out the top of the hair being careful not to brush out all your back combing. Brush it back into your ponytail and secure really tight.

Then, grab the hair at the crown and pull up and forward just a bit it create some height in the crown.

If you want to add a head band do it now and just make sure you still have the height in the crown area.

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  1. You are too cute! I wish I looked that good in a ponytail!

  2. Good luck with the blog - that ponytail looks all grown-up (and very cute :)

  3. I tried it and it turned out pretty good. I think that with practice, I'll get even better at it. Your tip about the trick to teasing being to "scoop" made a huge difference!

  4. Thanks for the tips! I'm going to try it tomorrow!

  5. That looks awesome! Now can you do a post on "how to backcomb" for people who don't understand even the most basic of hair instructions?