Hair How To: Modern, Loose, Low Ponytails

DIY Modern, Loose, Low Ponytails

Jil Sander is back at the helm of her eponymous line and – 8 years later – exudes modernity in Milan. Accompanying her women’s wear collection: a rich but simple low ponytail.

Redken Creative Consultant, Guido, who created the hairstyle for Jil Sander’s spring/summer 2013 show, went for a pure, pristine and serene hairstyle designed to radiate a sense of “modern sensibility, but it’s still sexy at the same time.”

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The result: a chic, loose ponytail that works with any below-the-shoulder hair length, at any time of the year.

Sick of wearing your hair down but think ponytails should stay in stables (or on Stairmasters)? As Guido says, “this pony’s a bit more styled than your usual tight low pony, as dropping the elastic down gives it more softness and a different feel. It’s also fun to see super straight hair in a way that sort of makes it new again.”

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While Jil Sander showed these low, loose, modern ponytails for spring/summer 2013, we won’t be waiting until spring. Rather, paired with leather and lace, turtlenecks and tights, low loose ponytails seem like the ideal way to keep static at bay – and, more importantly, to extend our blowouts Just. One. More. Day. (With some dry shampoo, of course.)

Ponytail Hairstyles: How To Do Modern, Loose, Low Ponytails

Apply Redken Satinwear 02 Prepping Blow-Dry Lotion to damp hair and blow-dry straight one section at a time.

Create a clean center part.

Flat iron hair until stick straight.

Gather hair at the nape of the neck (covering ears) and secure tightly with elastic, then slide elastic down the hair about an inch.

Apply Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist for a light, all-over shine.

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