If you’re strapped for time, a simple, easy ponytail is the perfect look for a party — get expert tips below!
A ponytail is playful and pretty, but you can make it look festive and flirty as well by following these easy and quick tips. Mark Townsend, the genius hairstylist behind this look Dakota Johnson wore at the LACMA gala in November tells you how to do it:
Mark tells HollywoodLife.com:
“1. Start by applying a dollop of Dove Style+Care Nourishing Curls Whipped Cream Mousse to damp hair and blow dry with a round brush to get the hair smooth and shiny with lots of body and movement.
2. Then, gather hair into a ponytail and secure with two tight elastics like these from Blax (I always use 2 elastics to keep the ponytail nice and tight throughout the night).”
Pretty Ponytail — Holiday Party Look In 5 Steps
“3. Next, use a 1 inch curling iron like Harry Josh Pro Tools Curling Iron to add waves to the hair inside the ponytail.
4. What makes a ponytail red carpet ready is the details, so I spray Dove Style+Care Strength & Shine Extra Hold Hairspray on a reusable mascara wand to clean up any loose hairs at the nape of the neck and around the ears, before wrapping a 1 inch piece of velvet around the base of the ponytail (you can also wrap a small section of hair around the ponytail and secure with a bobby pin).
5. To finish, spray dry shampoo like Dove Refresh+Care Dry Shampoo on the ponytail for texture and hold. If you have fringe like Dakota, dry shampoo will keep hair in place without making it stiff!”
Do you love Dakota’s pretty pony? Will you wear this look to a holiday party?