How-To Video: Geometric Ponytail

In this how-to, Jenny Strebe (@theconfessionsofahairstylist) teams up with Oribe’s Global Brand Ambassador, James Pecis (@jamespecis), to walk us through a fresh-off-the-runway look. His geometric ponytail with a deep and graphic diagonal part was debuted at the Baja East Spring/Summer 2018 show. The clean, angular look is effortless but delivers maximum impact. 

Get the look: 

  1. Prep the top of the head with Oribe Maximista until slightly damp. 
  2. Section a deep, diagonal side part using a rattail comb from the inside corner of the left eye towards the round of the head towards the right ear, not front to back. Pin and set aside.
  3. With the remaining hair, saturate roots with Oribe Maximista and comb downwards to create distinct part lines. Sculpt into a low, smooth ponytail and secure with an elastic.
  4. Spray the side parted-section with more Oribe Maximista and brush to smooth.
  5. Take the smoothed section and wrap it around the right side of the head, and join it to the side of the ponytail with an elastic. 
  6. Apply Oribe Feather Balm Weightless Styler to the ends of the ponytail and straighten the lengths with a straightener.
  7. Finish with a mist of Oribe Superfine Hairspray, and remove the two paddle clips. Using fingers or the back of a brush, smooth and clean up any edges. 

About: Oribe Hair Care was founded by renowned editorial and celebrity hairstylist Oribe and beauty industry veterans Daniel Kaner and Tev Finger with the goal of creating a new kind of hair company, one that was designed with the most talented salon professionals and the most discriminating customers in mind. When developing the line, we didn’t want to compromise on any detail. We leveraged skin care technology and natural actives to deliver high-performance, treatment-based products—all while never forgetting that healthy hair is the underpinning for sexy, glamorous styling. Each product has been tested at length on set, backstage and in the salon to ensure that it delivers results, leaving us with a best-in-class collection that truly meets the needs of the hair-obsessed.


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