Aveda Trend Report: Perky Ponytail Step-by-Step

Aveda Global Educator, Hair Styling, Bea Watson, ponied up “thick and strong tails with smooth side parts” for Stella McCartney’s big Dubai debut. 

In the garden of the Park Hyatt Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, models dancing in beautiful, billowy, floor skimming dresses in cream, peach, tangerine and lemon hues showed off the 2016 Spring Summer Stella McCartney collection alongside dancers, runners, spinners and yogis who modeled the sporty, new Summer 2016 Adidas by Stella McCartney collection. 

“For this event, we had to create an easy style that could quickly take you from work to your work-out,” said Watson. “First, I added lightweight bulk to the model’s hair by applying our new backstage staple - Aveda Thickening Tonic. We then secured hair either into a low ponytail for a stress-free, chic look or a perkier ponytail for our athletes in order keep hair high off of the neck with a fun, little swing.” 

How to Get the Look 

Step 1: Spray hair with new Aveda Thickening Tonic from roots to ends, in sections. Comb through to distribute evenly. Step 2: Blow-dry hair with a round brush, using a nozzle to direct the air down each section. 

Step 3: While the hair is still warm, part the hair on the side and clip behind the ear to set it backwards. 

Step 4: Brush back into either a low ponytail at the nape of the neck or a perkier, higher ponytail at the crown of the head and secure with elastic. 

Step 5: To hide the elastic wrap a small piece of hair around and secure underneath. Spray with Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray for long-lasting hold and humidity defense. 

Step 6: Use the pointed end of a fine tooth comb (on its side) to slowly smooth hair into the tail from front to back. 

Step 7: Run a flat iron through the tail to smooth hair and ensure straightness. 

Step 8: To finish, spray Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray into hands and smooth over entire tail

ABOUT AVEDA: Founded in 1978 in Minneapolis, MN, Aveda creates high performance, plant-based products for beauty professionals and consumers.  Aveda innovates in botanical technologies, combining the principles of modern science and Ayurveda, the ancient healing art of India, to develop performance-driven hair, skin and body products—made with pure flower and plant essences—that are created with respect for the Earth, and a comprehensive menu of ritual-based treatments for holistic beauty. Aveda is trusted by salon and spa professionals worldwide. Since 2007, more than half ofthe fastest growing salons in the U.S. have been part of the Aveda network.  Aveda products are available in Aveda Experience Centers and more than 9,000 professional hair salons and spas in more than 30 countries and at www.aveda.com. Go behind-the-scenes at Aveda on the blog at www.livingaveda.com.

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