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PERFECT THE POLISHED PONYTAIL

PERFECT THE POLISHED PONYTAIL PERFECT THE POLISHED PONYTAIL

So you’re on day three of your blow dry and wondering just how much more mileage you can continue to get out of it. This polished ponytail is the perfect way to hit the hair-refresh button. Though you’re aiming for an effortless effect, the technique involved in getting the right texture and volume does take a little finessing. Here’s how it’s done.

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Wait a few moments for your hair to dry before smoothing it out with the ghd platinum styler, aiming for smooth rather than perfectly straightened hair.

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Next, spray a little Bumble and bumble City Swept Secret through the hair to create texture, grit and volume and help bulk out your ponytail, especially if you have fine hair.

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Tie your hair into a ponytail with a Kitsch blackout hair tie (if your hair is quite thick, use a thin black tie first to secure it). Then tease your hair at the back with your fingers to create height.

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Gently work the powder into your hair with your fingers until it’s invisible.

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Photography by Emily Abay
Hair by Diane Gorgievski
Makeup by Jen Horsley for MECCA
Shot on location at Mecca Cosmetica Double Bay

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