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How to Perfect the 1960’s Ponytail

How to Perfect the 1960’s Ponytail

By Janet Zeitoun

The ponytail is one of those hairstyles that never goes out of style. No matter the year or decade, women always rely on this trusted and oh so flattering hairstyle. Whether short and shaggy or long and full, the ponytail is a go-to for women, as it can be dressed up to look elegantly chic and dressed down for a more sporty look.

The most popular to date is the Bardot Ponytail (affectionately also called the “Vintage Pony” or the “Barbie Pony”). Have you always longed to create this look and didn’t know exactly how to perfect it? Read below to be inspired to pull your hair off your face and show off your gorgeous cheekbones and neck.

How to Create the Bardot Ponytail

Channel your inner 60’s goddess with this celebrity favorite. Seen on the red carpet and all over the runway season after season during Fashion Week. The simplicity in creating this style and the complexity of how it looks is what has made this such a popular choice for women. Not to mention, the sexy vintage feel it exudes. Celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Richie and Zooey Deschanel have all worn this style with class, grace and sass.

Always begin with a clean, dry head of hair (washing with SOTAH Conditioning Shampoo will add the perfect amount of moisture for this hairstyle). Take a teasing comb or brush and tease the crown of your head. If you are not able to locate the crown of you head, imagine the spot where a head band would sit properly and you have located the “crown” area. Flip hair towards the back of your head, smooth over the rough spots to create a smooth top layer (but do NOT comb out the volume you have built underneath. Spritz lightly with hairspray.

Gather all your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. Try to keep the pressure only around this area and not the top of the head. You will lose volume in the “bump” if you pull hair downward into your elastic ring. Gently loosen the top section of your teased crown by inserting a few fingers and tugging ever so lightly in a slow upward motion (be careful not to pull too hard and ruin the perfected. Wrap a piece of hair from the underside of the ponytail and wrap around the elastic tie and secure with a bobby pin underneath. This will create a cover for your elastic band.

Smooth the tops and sides and spray to perfection. You will no doubt be stopped and completed all day long on this modern take to a popular hairstyle from decades gone by.

Best,

Janet Zeitoun, Founder of SOTAH

Image Credit: Google Images


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