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5 Ways with a PONYTAIL

At Hot Hair, we have a gorgeous range of easy-to-wear ponytails in a huge range of styles and colours. All you have to do is pop your own hair into a ponytail or bun and clip them into the top- it’s as easy as that! But if you think a ponytail is just a ponytail, think again! At Hot Hair, we can’t live without our clip-in ponies we’ve learnt a few tips and tricks on how to mix it up and do different things with them. We thought we’d share our insider tips with you, so here’s how to get five looks out of any one of our Hot Hair ponytails…enjoy!

Jennifer Morrison wears a Statement Chignon

1. The statement chignon.

If you have never tried wrapping one of our ponytails into a chignon- then you’ll be wowed once you have! Big, statement buns are all the rage for 2012- as seen on a huge number of celebrities across the globe and the good news is that they are super easy to do with one of our clip in ponies. Simply tie your hair up, clip the hairpiece into your own and divide into two equal sections. Take the section on the right and wrap all the way around to the left. Do the same with the remaining section but wrap in the opposite direction. You should now have a big, voluminous bun. Tuck the ends into the side of the bun, pin with some Kirby grips, spritz with a fine mist of hairspray to settle any stray hairs et viola! A red-carpet style chignon.

Super Sleek High Ponytail : Versace Summer 2012

 

 

2. The super-sleek high ponytail.

A high ponytail is the ultimate fast-track route to glamorous hair. It is simple, fuss-free and always looks polished. To create the look, begin by tying your hair up into a high ponytail. Create a tight, sleek look by brushing your hair completely flat and by gelling it down or create a softer look and pull out some tendrils at the side of your face- depending on which you prefer. Clip the hairpiece into the top of your own ponytail and rake through with the fingers to blend in with your own hair. For extra wow-factor, take a slice from the side of the ponytail and wrap it around the top

Victoria Beckham’s Perfect Side Swept Pony

 

 

3. The side-swept pony.

A casual, side-swept pony is the way to go this summer. It is sweet, simple and perfect for a lazy day in the park, barbeques or for evening events. First, tease some sections at the top of the head to create maximum volume and tie your hair into a low ponytail, positioning it to one side. Clip your ponytail in and finish with a mist of hairspray. You can also take a slice of hair from the side, braid it and twirl it around the top for extra detailing

 

 

Blake Lively’s gorgeous side plait

 

4. The side plait.

Pretty plaits have been massive this year, on the catwalks and on red-carpet events around the world. They’re fantastic for hot summer days when you want to keep your hair out of the way but also great if you want to show off a little dress. If you have short or fine hair but dream of having a long, thick, side plait resting on your shoulder, then here’s how to get it! Tie your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and clip the hairpiece in. Plait the piece as you would your own hair, incorporating your own hair into it as you go. Once you’ve tied it at the bottom, gently stretch the plait at the sides and pull out some light strands for a soft, boho look.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s pretty half up do.

5. The Half-up, half-down do.

Can’t decide whether you want to wear your hair up or down? Do them both! This is a hairstyle which seems to be one of Kate Middleton’s favourites and with its classy, voluminous look, who could blame her? Begin by tying half of your hair up into a ponytail and clip your ponytail hairpiece into the top. Try lightly teasing some sections at the top of the ponytail for extra volume, or adding a small hair accessory

Hot High Ponytails

We’re a little bit obsessed with ponytails at the moment. The Higher and swishy-er the better.  They are super on trend this AW so we thought we’d do a round up of some recent ones that we’ve LOVED and a quick ‘how to’  Hothair style. That is- cheat your way to fabulous swishyness.

Blake Lively

Kate Moss at Louis Vuitton

Victoria Beckham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like a perfectly sleek,  pony like these ladies  you should try the Jessica Simpson Wrap around pony or the Xpress Wrap Ponytail. Each of these are slick with a special extra wrap piece to hide the join.

Simply tie your hair up into a ponytail, as high as you dare, making sure you slick back any wisps & strays.

Then use the clever hidden comb on the ponytail extension to slide it over the band of your own ponytail. Wrap the extension around & secure with the velcro. Then wrap the extra piece around to cover the join, securing with a kirby grip or two.

And then swish.

 

Blake Lively’s Elegant Up Do

Braids and messy updos have both been having a moment this summer and here Blake Lively manages to wear both of these trends at once, looking as gorgeous as ever and not at all overdone. Why not borrow some of her enviable fashion style for a simple yet cool look that is perfect for hot summer nights.

Blake Lively updo

This pretty style is very easy to do, no matter what your hair length or dexterity with hair creations . Simply pop on a couple of our Braided Headbands then gather your hair up into a low side pony, disguising the ends of the braids & wind around a hair wrap such as our Stylemaker. Voila! A gorgeous style worthy of any red carpet event and best of all? It won’t droop in heat & humidity.

Blake Lively's gorgeous side plait

Blake Lively’s gorgeous side plait

See below for our take on the look.