Step-by-Step: Romantic Ponytail

Redken Global Creative Director Guido capitalized on a low, romantic updo at Valentino’s Pre-Fall Show.
“The look at the Valentino pre-fall show is a very simple, soft ponytail, with a bit of Guts 10 to accentuate both the look and the girls’ natural texture. I’ve pulled the hair into this low ponytail with a little bit of height on the crown to add dimension, and I’ve pulled out some hair in the front for a romantic feel.”  – Guido

  1. Start by creating a clean middle part using fingers.
  2. Using a hair razor, cut the front pieces of the hair asymmetrically. Make sure one side is shorter than the other (either side, depending on the face shape.)
  3. Apply a small amount of Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam to a round brush. Use a blowdryer to smooth the top and add volume.
  4. Apply a quarter-size amount of Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam to the crown of the head to add additional volume. Set hair with a blowdryer and insert clips to hold style while hair cools.
  5.  Square off the hair around the forehead with fingertips.
  6. Using a curling iron, create a natural bend in the hair length for a romantic feel.
  7. Gather hair into a low ponytail using fingers. Secure the hair firmly, but softly, with an elastic. Allow the ears on each side to peek through, with about a 1Ž2 section of hair over each ear.
  8. Spray Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray onto the ponytail holder for added grip.
  9. Taking a small section of hair, wrap hair around the ponytail and secure with a bobby pin to hide the elastic. Remove clips at the crown of the head.
  10. Finish with a spritz of Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray to set.

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