Half Ponytail How-To

A half ponytail is a classic hairstyle that fits any situation, whether you're looking for an on-the-go look or a night out on the town. Not only that, a half ponytail can serve as a style superhero, saving you from a bad hair day or the annoying experience of having hair in your face. No matter your experience working with hair, you should be able to handle this simple style.

One of the first things you need to decide is if this ponytail will be smooth and sleek or curly and wavy. You can begin the half ponytail with wet hair that has been scrunched with gel so the curl is held, or you can begin with freshly dried and straightened hair. Whether you go with a half ponytail that is straight or one that is curly will depend upon the kind of look you are seeking and your personal preferences.

Next, you need to decide on the hair accessory you will use to pull of this look. You can go with everything from a rubber band to a thick scrunchie, clip or barrette. Some hair accessories are subtle and blend into the hair and others are as much a piece of a look as belts, bags and shoes. Additionally, when choosing this accessory, think about your hair: the thickness of your hair will dictate the kind of items you use to keep this half ponytail in place.

To make a half ponytail, you need to ensure your hair is detangled. This makes it easier to take down the hairstyle later on. You can go with a half ponytail that is situated high on the head or is positioned either to the side or in the middle of the head. Play around with what looks best for your head. If you want the half ponytail to stay in place, it can help to use some hairspray to hold the look. 

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