How To DIY The Perfect Messy Ponytail

DIY Ann Yee’s Perfect Messy Ponytail

Ann Yee was inspired by New York City’s unstable weather patterns (isn’t that the truth?!) for her Spring/Summer 2015 collection which she described as “the romanticism of a stormy spring meets mixed media,” at Refinery Rooftop where her Spring/Summer 2015 collection debuted.

To coincide with the collection, Aveda Guest Artist Jon Reyman began with a deep side-part and slicked back hair in the front  that morphs into a ribbon of waves coming together slightly off center, only to expand out into a full ponytail.

Dare we say: business in the front, party in the back?! (In the best way possible!)

“The super straight top that develops into rapid waves speaks to Yee’s vision of that time of year when an urban dweller is suddenly faced with a storm that can be forceful, moody and exhilarating,” Reyman said.

How To DIY A Perfect Messy Ponytail

Step 1: Create a strong side part on the left side of the head and divide hair into a left, right, and back section.

Step 2: Prep the sections with Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight and blow dry directing hair away from face. This will add the straightness needed in the front.

Step 3: Once straight, mist hair with Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray. Working horizontally from one side, wrap sections of hair around large U-pins in a figure-8 pattern. Secure each with a small clip.

Step 4: Hold each secure clipped section with a flat iron for 10 seconds to set shape. Once cool, gently release the pins and brush out hair with an Aveda Wooden Paddle Brush.

Step 5: Work Light Elements Texturizing Creme into the waves with hands carefully maintaining definition, while also smoothing down the top of hair at the crown.

Step 6: Pull the sides of the hair back to a meeting point that is just left of center, secure sections with a clear elastic. Take a bottom section of hair at the nape and wrap around the elastic and secure with a pin.

Step 7: Finished with Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray.