Ponytail Hairstyles: How To DIY This Sleek Looped Ponytail

The New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015 Backstage Beauty Report: Sleek Looped Ponytail



Designer: Suno

Lead Hair Stylist: Odile Gilbert for Kenra Professional

The Scoop: Filled with Caribbean colors against a muted backdrop, the SUNO Fall/Winter 2015 collection features graphic primaries including red, yellow, blue and green, grounded in solid black and white. SUNO designers Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty incorporate elements of madness – inspired by Bertha Mason, the insane first wife of Edward Rochester in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre – throughout the collection with seams pulling apart, unlikely combinations of print and trims, and structured silhouettes that then give way.

How To DIY A Sleek Looped Ponytail

  1. Begin with dry hair. Brush through it before spraying Kenra Platinum Dry Shampoo to refresh the hair.
  2. For finer hair that has a bit more oil and impurities at the roots, apply Kenra Platinum Texture Powder 4 to alleviate it.
  3. Next, spray Kenra Platinum Style Prep (launching in May 2015) all over the hair to provide an even canvas for styling.
  4.  To achieve a sleek, slicked back look, spray Kenra Hot Spray 20 on the hair before flat ironing it section by section. (If you have curly hair, apply Kenra Platinum Blow Dry Spray – which also provides thermal protection – and blow dry your hair straight before flat ironing it.)
  5. Slick hair from the front to the back with a comb and the Kenra Volume Mousse 12.
  6. Continue to comb the hair back while applying Kenra Platinum Texturizing Taffy 13.
  7. As needed, use Kenra Platinum Working Spray 14 to maintain the hold and keep the hair in place.
  8. Once the hair is pulled back, as desired, use a blow drying to set it and hold it in place.
  9. Then, gather your hair at the back into a low ponytail and secure it with an elastic.
  10. Look the tail of your ponytail upwards and clip it into a beret, allowing for movement of hair in the ends.
  11. Spray Kenra Volume Spray 25 all over to set the style, with heavier application at the top of the head to provide maximum hold.