From ’80s sitcom must-have, to red carpet staple, to current runway trend, the side ponytail has just about reached iconic beauty status. And this season, the trend is so hot, we’re predicting that 2016 will be the year of the side ponytail. The side ponytail is so versatile, it works with a deep side or middle part, and can be worn with straightened, textured, or curly locks. Our favorite is a low-slung, model-off-duty, disheveled side ponytail with a hint of height.
This type of hairstyle is actually easier to create when hair is not freshly shampooed. Start with second-day hair or hair that has been shampooed earlier in the day. Apply Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Biotin + Volume Magic Volume Powder to the roots of your dry hair and gently brush it to help the style last longer. Set your hair in large velcro rollers and blast with a blow dryer to make curls tighter. Unroll hair from rollers and brush your hair smooth with a flat boar bristle brush. Gently lift the hair at the crown of your head and lightly tease the hair with a boar bristle brush. Spray the teased section of hair with Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Biotin + Volume H20 Free Hair Spray. Gently smooth the teased section of hair, keeping the lift in this layer of hair, but ensuring a clean look overall.
Pull your hair back into a low ponytail, pulling the sides taut, but allowing the crown to stay full. Wrap your ponytail in an elastic holder, but set a small section of hair, about an inch wide, aside. After your ponytail is securely set, wrap the inch wide section of hair around and over the ponytail holder to conceal it and secure the tail with a bobby pin. For more hold and additional shine, spritz the entire style with Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Crystal Shine and Hold Hair Spray. Keep your look from veering too casual by pairing your side ponytail with a bold lip, statement necklace or both.
With windy winter mornings on the horizon, beauty girls everywhere will be tying up their locks in order to keep flowing tresses under control, and the side ponytail is the style of the season. The champagne of ponytails; it’s elegant, timeless, and goes with most looks. A ponytail resting on one shoulder is classic, understated and universally flattering. A chic no-frills style, 2016 will no doubt see more of the side ponytail than ever before. Grab a set of velcro rollers and stock up on your favorite Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME products and you’ll be rocking the hottest style of the season, when the temperatures are anything but.