How to Fake Extra-Long Hair with an Unbasic Ponytail

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It’s easy to want to wear your hair up and get your strands away from your face. But we encourage you to take a step back from the basic pony and try this variation for some added length and style.

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BEFORE

Start on dry strands from the day before—hair that was previously curled or styled works great.

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STEP 1

Separate hair into two sections: one on top and one below the ears. Clip the top section away.

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STEP 2

Working on the bottom section, use a small amount of hair oil (we suggest Oribe Gold Lust) to gather hair into a pony.

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STEP 3

Use a comb to smooth and gather hair.

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STEP 4

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Secure strands with a BLAX hair elastic.

STEP 5

Unclip the top section, then reclip a horseshoe-shaped section from the outside of each eyebrow to the crown of the head, leaving out a section of hair below.

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STEP 6

Secure your middle section of hair with a hair bungee, repeating the steps above.

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STEP 7

Unclip the last section of hair and spray dry texture spray on the roots to create grit and volume for teasing.

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STEP 8

Beginning at the back of your section and working your way forward, tease 1-inch sections of hair to create volume.

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STEP 9

Pull hair back, using French pins to secure near your top ponytail.

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THE FINISHED LOOK


 

Photographer: Mike Rosenthal @mrmikerosenthal

Hair: Justine Marjan @justinemarjan and Desirae Cherie @desiraecherie

Makeup: Ashley Cordova @ashleybeverly

Model: Leila Thomas @leideee

Producer: Andrea Berk @ahhhndrea

Retoucher: Samantha Levi @samstownusa

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