Part 3 in a 6 part series
The Waterfall Ponytail Twist
The waterfall ponytail with a twist is exactly how it sounds. A fun take on the ever classic ponytail, this style will add a little flavor to your normal hairstyle routine. Our 5 minute tutorial will break down how to create a topsy tail (remember those?) without the actual hair tool that our mothers used. Perfect for those of us that require a little extra sleep in the am or just don’t have any spare time with the stressful morning rush. This style is so easy that you can create it in the car while you are stopped at a stoplight. You will end up with a fresh new look to sport in the office or at school drop off and no one will realize how little effort it took.
What you need:
- 3 clear elastics (or more, depending on how many ponytails you want to create)
Gather a small section of hair from each side of your head to create a half up ponytail and secure with an elastic on the back of your head. Note – you want the elastic to hold your hair in place but you also want to leave it a little loose.
Create a part in your hair just above the elastic to make an opening for your ponytail. Next you want to lift your ponytail up through the opening you created above the elastic in your hair. Pull your ponytail through the front opening down through the back. Make sure you pull the entire ponytail through.
Push your elastic up into the twisted tail to secure tightly in place.
Now you want to gather a small section of hair that is still hanging to create a second ponytail. Make sure to include the ponytail from the first section in this second ponytail. Repeat steps 2 & 3 until you have created 2 twisted tails.
Repeat these steps for as many twisted tails as you want to create. 3 is a great number to use as a guide. Keep in mind to always include the ponytail from the previous tail to ensure a uniform look for your end product.
In 5 minutes or less, you have added a nice twist to your classic ponytail and you are ready to take on the day. Have a little extra time? Take this hairstyle a step further and add a regular or fishtail braid to the final ponytail.
– Just one snooze button addict sharing a quick twist for your morning hair, Thia
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