There's no time like the present to upgrade your pony.
Ponytails - whether draped low or pulled high atop your crown - are classically pretty without any help! Every once in a while however, an #OOTD calls for an upgrade. And what better way to find hair inspiration than looking towards the catwalk? If NYFW F/W18 was any indicator, we're about to see a whole lot of ponies streaming our feeds and everyday life. And no, we're not talking regular ponies here, but rather a doubled-down 'do that's already turning heads left and right.
Want to get in on this new eye-catching approach to the classic ponytail hairstyle? Keep scrolling and we'll teach you how.
Step 1: Determine the end look you're going for. Do you want to rock more of a messy-looking, carefree hairstyle? Or are you hoping to embrace a super sleek, center-part pony? Whatever the case may be, you'll need to do your prep work here before getting into the actual styling logistics of this runway-ready look.
If you want to keep it looking laid-back, start by giving your hair a little texture and root volume. You can do this by spritzing damp hair with the L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Densité or Tecni.Art Wild Stylers Beach Waves.
If you're craving a more refined, sleek look, start your hair off with the Tecni.Art Extreme Lacquer Hairspray. If you're going to rock a high pony, spritz this product onto your hair from your hairline back to the crown. If you're looking to showcase a low pony, spritz it down to the nape of your neck. Then, run a fine-tooth comb through your hair to tame any frizz or flyaway pieces, and create that high-shine, fuss-free finish you're aiming for.
Step 2: Tie off your ponytail. Again, depending on whether or not you want a high pony or low pony, you'll need to use a clear elastic to tie your hair at the crown of your head or at the nape of your neck. If you're opting for a sleeker finish, be sure to use your fine-tooth comb as you go, so that no flyaways or frizz make their way into your look. On the converse, if you're going for a laid-back look, no need to use anything other than your fingers to create the base.
Step 3: Tie your second pony. While the name of the double pony hair trend denotes the idea of having two separate ponytails, it really just means that there are two segments of a ponytail. That said, a few inches down from your first elastic, tie another. That's all there is to it - so simple!
Editor's Tip: Another chic take on the double pony trend is with a wrapped elastic. Instead of letting your clear elastic show, before moving to the second section of your pony, wrap a thin strand of hair around your elastic to hide it from view and give your hairstyle another element of snap-worthy style. And, if you're not a fan of elastic at all, you could use a ribbon instead to get the segmented look.