The ponytail is such a classic hairstyle. Throughout hair history there have been many different variations (high, braided, messy, etc.) but the one trending for 2013 is the low ponytail. This is great not only because it is a relatively low-effort hairstyle, but it is also hides thinning or bald patches.
Keep It Classy
To get a simple, classic low pony, simply straighten your hair and secure with a hair elastic at the very base of your hairline, or even a little lower. This look is best when the ponytail sits flat against your head and straight down your back. You can use a softer hair elastic and tie it a little looser than you normally would. You can part your hair in the centre, on the side, or even go without a part! If you find this doesn’t produce quite enough coverage, try the next style…
Bigger Is Better
There is no reason a ponytail can’t have volume. So this is your chance to rock an ultra-voluminous low pony. Start by dividing your hair into three even sections across your head (ear to ear). Lightly tease the roots in the bottom section. Add a little hairspray and secure it with an elastic in the centre of the section. Unlike the previous low pony, this one can stick out a little before flowing down, so secure it as tightly as you desire. Move on to the middle section. Lightly tease the hair and apply a little hairspray. Secure this section to your low pony (the bottom section). You can take the low pony out and use the same elastic again or, I find it easier to add to the ponytail with a fresh elastic. Finally, tease and hairspray the top section and once again tie with an elastic to the low pony. I like to do this look with a centre part but it is really up to you. By now you should have a lot of volume in your roots, which means your hair can cover any areas that are thinning or bald. Finish up by brushing the ponytail and giving the final look an all-over light hairspray.
You can wear both these styles just about anywhere. Dress them up for a semi-formal or even or dress them down for a cute, casual look.
Image Source: Maegan Tintari
Mikaela Weyland-Smith – Pulp Nature Contributor and Intern – Autoimmune Allyby
Mikaela is a vibrant 19 year old dancer from Sydney, Australia. She moved to Texas in mid 2012 and discovered her passion for writing. She loves all things fashion and beauty and will be bringing you the latest trends and tips. This autoimmune ally loves hanging out with her friends and baking gluten-free goodies!View all Mikaela Weyland-Smith posts.