"Anyone remember the topsy tail? I know I know, it may sound a little retro, but this double wrap topsy tail tutorial takes an old school ponytail and quickly morphs it into a super trendy look that is guaranteed to turn some heads," explains Latest-Hairstyles.com contributorJennie Kay. "This pony style works just as well for the office as it does for a day at the pool. Let’s get started, shall we?"
What You Need:
- 2 Clear Hair Elastics
- A Few Bobby Pins
- Your Favorite Soft Hold Hairspray
- A Smoothing Pomade (optional)
Step 1: Using a brush, smooth hair into a ponytail at the mid to bottom of your neck and secure with a small rubber elastic.
Step 2: Take a small section of hair from the ponytail (about 1/2-inch thick) and pull it aside.
Step 3: Wrap that section of hair around the ponytail to camouﬂage the elastic and secure with a bobby pin. Spritz the hair in the ponytail with an aerosol hairspray (or smoothing pomade) and comb through to smooth the ponytail.
Step 4: Using an additional small elastic, secure it midway down the shaft of the ponytail.
Step 5: Spread apart the section within the elastics into two. Flip the bottom of the tail up and through the opening.
Step 6: Repeat step 4 again.
Step 7: Repeat step 5 again. Spritz the entire style with an aerosol hairspray to smooth ﬂyaways or frizz.
Ponytails are a staple whether your hair is shorter or really long, there is a look for everyone one.
Short, Low Ponytail
With so many people chopping their long locks into textured shoulder length or above, bobs this year, the short low ponytail is a fashion staple.
Start with 'lived-in' hair as this will give you better control of your hair. You can add some texture powder or dry shampoo to create volume and texture to your hair so it doesn't look so flat to your head.
Create a low side or center part and gather tight into the nape. The key here is to keep it really low to be effective.
Let some stray pieces fall gently around your face or keep it smooth and sleek.