With summer right around the corner (in the southern hemisphere at least) I knew it was definitely time to branch out in terms of ponytails. After all, the same old basic pony can get, well, pretty darn basic very, very quickly. So I decided to recreate this cute 60s inspired pony, which basically consists of about four very, very simple steps (so there really are no excuses!) Luckily I had my trusty ghd on hand, which made it all the easier – as it’s slightly unrealistic expecting a sleek ponytail when you’ve got a mane like mine!
For this tutorial you will need: a set of ghd hair straighteners, a teasing comb, a hair tie (preferably close to your hair colour) and one or two bobby pins.
Step one. Duh, straighten your hair! I haven’t used a ghd since I was about sixteen (when I would borrow it off my boarding school roommate) and couldn’t believe how effective it was. In the photo above it’s pretty obvious which side I’ve tackled and which I haven’t ; )
Step two. Separate a large section of hair on the crown of your head before going to town teasing it with your comb. The longer you spend on this part the better. This is where you’re going to get all of your volume from!
Step three. Pull your hair back into a low pony and secure it with a hair tie. Make sure you leave out a small section of hair underneath your ponytail as you will need it in the next step. Run your comb over your hair several times to ensure it’s looking really sleek. If your bouffant is dropping at all just use your comb to readjusted it by loosening the hair as it goes into the hair tie.
Step four. The final step! So you remember the section of hair from the last step? Split it in half and start wrapping each side around your ponytail. Use your bobby pins to secure it into place. Tip: insert the bobby pins underneath the ponytail; that way they can’t be seen from the outside.
And that’s it! I hope you have fun trying out your very own 1960s inspired ponytail! Thank you again ghd!