Friday, June 20, 2014

Twisted-Back Ponytail

Since this is the time of year when wedding invites start flooding your mailbox, I decided to do a pretty style in keeping with the season for this month's hair tutorial.  Whether you are going to a bridal shower, attending a wedding or even if you've been asked to be a bridesmaid, this soft & simple look is easy enough for anyone to recreate & is ideal for this type of event.  Here's what you will need to get started:

I personally love this style because it's a feminine twist on the everyday ponytail - and since you are wrapping your hair around the base, your elastic won't show through...which gives it a more polished look. If you are in the wedding party, you can tuck a sprig of baby's breath at the top of twist for an elegant finish.

Step 1: Apply TRESemm√© Thermal Creations Curl Activator Spray to protect your strands & prevent breakage from heat damage.
Step 2: Curl hair in small sections with 1" curling iron, wrapping strands away from face (not using the clamp).  
Step 3: Separate hair into 2 sections (front & back), keeping your natural part in front.  Pull the bottom section into low ponytail & secure with a clear elastic.
Step 4: Take the right section & twist up and away from your face, wrapping around the ponytail base clockwise & securing the ends underneath with a bobby pin (you may need 2 pins if your hair is thicker).
Step 5: Repeat with the left side, wrapping around the base in the opposite direction (counter clockwise) & secure ends with a bobby pin under the ponytail.
Step 6: Apply TRESemm√© 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray to hold your style in place.

What I'm wearing:
Miss Tina dress c/o Walmart, eBay belt (similar), Zara heelsExpressions NYC clutch (similar), c/o Walmart cuff, J. Crew earrings (similar here or here)

This post was sponsored by TRESemm√©, a Unilever brand.  For more inspiration from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, click here.


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