Low lying ponytails
A low ponytail is the perfect style when you are on the go – and it’s totally on trend at the moment.
Tying your hair back couldn’t be easier and this trend is supposed to look carelessly thrown together. Spring/Summer 15 fashion shows were awash with low-lying ponies, with designers from Jason Wu to Alexander Wang, Peter Som and Prabal Gurung choosing to send their models down the catwalk with the nape-nuzzling ‘do.
“The low pony has been around on the catwalk from 2013 when Oscar de la Renta showcased this look with one of his pieces, from then we have seen Cara Delevingne on huge campaigns supporting this look and for SS15, it seems to be a huge hit,” celebrity hairdresser Timothy David told Cover Media. “I love a fishtail low pony. This look can be worn from red carpets to meetings or even for a pub lunch with the girls.
“The low pony is a look that has the characteristics of recent trends, texture, easy to manage but also very easy to achieve.”
For anyone who is still isn’t convinced by the neck grazing style, there are plenty of variations to try. You could experiment with an elegant looped effect, a wavy tail with side parting or something long and sleek.
“The low pony is all about the mood you feel on the day as you can have a smooth or textured low pony,” Timothy added. “Just adjust to what you are wearing, or how you feel. Also don't be scared to have fun; add plaits or twists to give a different edge.”
Mauricio, Head Stylist from Anesis Salon, Spa and Clinic has given us a step-by-step guide to creating a sexy and sleek low pony:
1. Starting with wet hair apply a root lift spray to the roots and smoothing lotion to the rest of the hair. Dry the roots first and turn the head upside down and let gravity do some of the work. Set the hairdryer on a low heat and speed and use a dressing brush to train the roots and gain the volume, work the roots all around without the parting look.
2. Next, turn the hairdryer onto full power and starting at the back of the head, use a ceramic brush to pull the hair down and away from the roots to smooth the hair for a shiny, sleek finish. Repeat the process until you finish and set the parting in the middle.
3. Use a dressing brush and hairspray for a smooth finish, brush the hair into a low ponytail making sure the hair on the sides covers half of the ears.
4. Use an elastic band with hooks for a neater look, wrap around the ponytail and fasten with the other hook. Use elastic hair tape and wrap around the ponytail for extra height.
Take the small section of the hair from below the ponytail and use it to wrap around the tape to hide it, not forgetting to spray hairspray directly onto the hair every time you wrap and smooth with your fingers to mask the tape.
5. Finally, finish the look with polishing products for an extra sleek and smooth finish.