What do A-listers like Iggy Azelia, Katy Perry, J. Lo and Rihanna have in common? They've all been spotted rocking a fashion forward high ponytail this summer like it's no one's business. The edgy look is a perfect way to keep long hair off of your neck in the summertime. NYC Stylist, Jan-Marie Arteca, gave me tips on how to pull it off.
"This look is perfect for anyone who has long hair and likes wearing it off of their face," explained Arteca. Of course, personally, I could never get away with wearing my hair up that high, but kudos to you if you can. I do love it! "This ponytail is all about smoothness and placement."
Starting with damp hair, use a mousse like Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse for added volume and blow dry with a round brush. This type of ponytail can be worn pin straight or curled, but prep is essential in order for it to look done.
If you'd like to keep it straight, lock in shine with a flat iron before pulling it up. Otherwise, use a 1 1/2" curling iron and curl your hair. Finally, pull it up and secure it over the oxibidal bone. In order to hide your elastic, take a piece of hair from underneath and wrap it around securing it with a bobby pin. As a finishing touch, add a light-weight shine serum to the top keep frizz at bay.
Wearing a high pony tail is a fashion statement. Wear it well.