Ponytails continue to be a strong fall trend. Here, two takes on the classic style:
“I wanted the hair to feel romantic, light and almost as if it was styled by nature, with a textured quality to it,” said Wella Professionals Global Creative Director, Eugene Souleiman, who began by applying Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz to the roots of roughly dried hair and blowing it away from the face for a light and fluffy ‘fly away’ feel. Next, he ran straightening irons through the length of the hair, created a natural center part and secured the hair back into a loose ponytail. Once tied, he let the ponytail drop a little to form a ‘baggy’ underneath section, then twisted and tied the tail into a knot with the ends pulled through. After pinning the knot in place, he massaged the loose ends and blew the hair forward with a dryer to create a looser look. He finished with Wella Professionals Stay Essential Hairspray for hold and a spritz of gold hair color spray around the face for a luminescent look.
“It’s just a ponytail but the trick to this one is that the part is very short and the style also covers the ears so it gives you that nod to the mid-century period of modesty. Instantly, the ponytail is not sporty but very elegant. This is the most couture ponytail in a way, exuding a real feeling of womanliness,” said Redken Creative Consultant Guido Palau of the look he whipped up for the show. To achieve it, he applied satinwear 02 ultimate blow-dry lotion to damp hair before blowing it dry straight. He created a left side part that extends only halfway back and pulled the hair into a very low ponytail that covers the tops of the ears. After securing the ponytail with an elastic band, he spritzed on forceful 23 super-strength finishing spray to give the look hold and a lacquered finish.