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Ponies on track for summer beauty

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The much-maligned ponytail is now stepping out from under baseball caps! This timeless hairstyle is taking its rightful place as a summer-hair, definite do, thanks to chic new ways to style it!

La queue de cheval : le look estival par excellence

No part, teased crown.

Add lift and volume to your crown and suddenly your ponytail becomes regal.

Lift the "Mohawk" section of your hair up, lightly back comb and use root lifter underneath, then smooth hair back and secure in place with a thin hair elastic. Use a piece of your ponytail to wind around the elastic and secure in place with a bobby pin.

Face-framing fringe ponytail.

Simply a classic ponytail, neither too high nor too low, but what sets it apart is face-framing bangs. Bangs that are longer on each side, straight across or spiked, look best. Blow dry bangs with a round brush, making a slight bend toward the forehead. The finishing touch? An aerosol shine spray. Add dangling earrings and a LBD and this pretty pony is ready for a night on the town!

Bedhead ponytail

An effortless look that is always sensual in summer. Great for when your hair could use washing but you don't have time, make the added texture work for you. Apply dry shampoo to roots and gather hair up into a ponytail that is about 2 inches up from the nape of your neck. Use your fingers to "ruffle" the top of your hair for a tousled look.

Sleek and sexy

Looks great with a side part, middle part or no part at all. Apply straighten serum to hair and comb back into a sleek low ponytail. Simple, but oh, so sexy with bright lips and smoky eyes.

High and curly

Summer humidity got the best of your hair? Go with the (curly) flow! Perfect for longer hair, this style only takes minutes and looks cool and cute. Tease the crown and then pull all your hair into a high ponytail at the top of your head. Spread out the ponytail in a semi-circle around your hair, creating a faux curly bob. Instantly shorter-looking hair and a full, flirty style!

Beachy, beautiful ponytail

Texture is essential for a beachy, wavy ponytail. Here's how to achieve that perfect just-back-from-the-beach ponytail:

  1. Mist your favourite sea salt spray on freshly washed, damp hair.
  2. Once hair is dry, mist again and use your fingers to "comb" your hair back into a low ponytail, twisting your hair on the top of your head before securing it with a plain black hair elastic.  Twist the ponytail hair around your hand to form large waves and use a blow dryer to set.
  3. Separate ponytail into piecey waves.

Beachy ponytails looks best when matte, so use a water-free aerosol hair spray, holding an arm's distance away from your head.

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