At the Feb. 8 premiere of ‘This Means War,’ Kristin wore a bouncy ponytail that managed to be both playful and sophisticated!
Celebrity hairstylist Marcus Francis created this look on Kristin Cavallari. “Kristin embodies the easy breezy California cool look with her sun-kissed blonde hair, effortless style, and toned body,” explains Marcus. “To stay true to her signature style while changing up her normal beachy waves, a high pony with bounce would be the perfect fit for Kristin and the 60’s inspired dress she wore.” See his step-by-step tutorial and shop his product picks.
- “On damp hair, spray Phyto Volume Actif from roots to ends and blow dry the excess water out first by using just your hands. When the hair is about 75% dry, apply Aussie Opposites Attract Styling Mousse to the mid shaft and ends and comb through with a wide tooth comb. Blow dry sections with a medium size boar’s hair round brush.
- Using a Mason Pearson paddle brush, smooth back toward the crown of your head. A good gauge to where to place your high ponytail is follow the natural line of your cheekbone toward the top of your head. Tilting the head back while smoothing the nape area will help it from sagging, keeping it tight and clean in the back.
- Secure your ponytail with an elastic; smooth out any bumps with a tail comb by gently place the end into the hair and moving it back toward the ponytail. This will help save you from redoing it and cleans up any unevenness along the head.
- With a 3/4″ curling iron wrap the hair only once around the rod randomly throughout. The idea is to have movement than actual curl, so the end result is an undone bouncy high ponytail.
- Once you’ve achieved the desired wave to the hair, gently brush out with your Mason (or paddle) brush and spray with a medium hold hairspray, like L’Oreal Elnett.”