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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Dressed-Up Ponytail

Sometimes I get tired of throwing my hair up in a ponytail.  Although I try to alternate between different styles (like the ones shown here and here), there are occasions when it needs a little more oomph.  These examples from recent runway shows prove that ponytails can be made more interesting with the help of a few strategically placed accessories...

Sleek leather band

You can make your own faux leather wrap by purchasing some by the yard at your local craft store or take the easy route and buy one here.  Wrap it tightly around the base (secure with an elastic first) & you're done!

Shiny gold ring

You can use any ring you have in your jewelry box, but having tried this myself, I find the stretchy rings to be easiest (especially if you have thicker hair).  Just make sure you first secure the ponytail with an elastic before sliding the ring on.

Hair wrapped

Leave a strand of hair loose at the base of your ponytail.  Then, wind it around the elastic & wrap a few more times further down the tail.  Secure with pins on the underneath side of the pony so they can't be seen.

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7 comments :

Fashion By Alicia said...

Great ideas to spruce up the ponytail.

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

I might just try one of these..

Lindsey said...

Love all of these ideas! Especially the leather wrap. Thanks for the tip on where to get some=)!

Michelle Parker said...

Great ideas!

Alysson said...

so fun!! I love the hair wrap one!

Olivia said...

I love these options- I have a pixie cut, but man I want to grow it out to try the hair wrapped pony.

Liv @ bklynlifestyle.blogspot.com

Annelie said...

Hopefully not too difficult to recreate...

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