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September 11, 2015

Textured, Lived-In Ponys Hot Off the Runway

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Ponytails once again are in full swing on the runways, and for spring/summer, the key is low with plenty of rough texture. Here is a rundown of the top tails:

Adam Selman
Hair by Jimmy Paul for Bumble and bumble


Creating the look of cult members from California, Jimmy opted to keep the hair texture as natural as possible. “I mostly worked with natural textures using a minimal amount of product, so that it’s very, very fast. The resulting look is two classic low ponys fastened by bows of fabric from the collection.”


Get the Look
1. Saturate the hair with Bumble and bumble Prep, followed by Bumble and bumble Thickening Hairspray.


2. Blow-dry the hair with your hands, to naturally coax movement and add hold.


3. Create two ponytails and secure using fabric tired into bows (Jimmy used fabric from Adam’s collection).


Creatures of the Wind
Hair by Anthony Turner for Bumble and bumble


Pretty meets punk in this high-textured pony that evokes a natural disheveled texture with a slightly oily sheen. “Girls in the ’90s wore really cute dresses but their makeup and hair would always be a bit raw—we’re doing something with the hair we’ve not done before creating a more lived-in look,” shares Lead Stylist Anthony Turner.


Get the Look
1. Saturate the hair with a mix of Bumble and bumble Thickening Hairspray and Bumble and bumble Surf Infusion.


2. Rough-dry the hair quickly using your fingers to rake through the hair rather than using a comb or brush to get a more disheveled texture.


3. Lift the front of the hair from the roots and sweep across the face, shaping with your fingers.


4. Once the bang section is in place, pin it to the side with a contrasting colored bobby pin (blonde hair gets a back bobby pin and vice versa).


5. At the back of the head, separate all of the hair into two and then quickly knot the two pieces together, securing hair with pins around the knot.


6. Once in place, pull a few pieces of hair out from around the knot and hairline to create a more lived-in, softer feel. Finish with Bumble and bumble Classic Hairspray.


Hair by Jimmy Paul for Bumble and bumble


Boyish, graphic hair contrasts with the romantic feel of Self-Portrait’s spring/summer 2016 collection.  “It’s very androgynous, very uniform,” says Bumble and bumble Lead Stylist Jimmy Paul. “Every single girl has a bang covering one eye. We wanted to off-set the clothes, which are super feminine.”


Get the Look
Blow out hair using Bumble and bumble All-Style Blow Dry and flat iron straight.


2. Create a low ponytail and secure with a hair bungee at the nape.


3. Use Bumble and bumble Thickening Full Form Mousse to smooth away any flyaways and finish with Classic Hairspray.


4. Clip in a fake bang section sideways, covering one eye.


Charles Youssef
Hair by Janelle Chaplin, O&M Global Creative Director


The Charles Youssef spring/summer girl is influences by the shapes and color in the geometric paintings by artist Ester Stuarts. So Janelle created a relaxed, cool-girl ponytail with attached geometric broaches to serve as accents.

Get the Look


1. Spray the hair with a light mist of water and coat with O&M Rootalicious Root Lift for added volume. Smooth the hair out with a round brush to set the foundation of the style.


2. Take large sections of hair and use a large curling iron to create an effortless, natural curl.


3. Lightly spray with O&M Know Knott Detangling Spray. Gently shake out the hair for loose waves.


4. Brush your fingers through the ends of the hair using O&M Project Sukuroi and O&M Power Base Protein Masque to create a stringy and wispy texture.


5. Finish by gathering the hair in a low ponytail at the bottom and then attach a handmade geometric broach to finish the look.


Julianna Bass
Hair by Daniel Roldan, Matrix Artistic Director


The Julianna Bass spring/summer 2016 girl is all about the contemporary, classic woman. So Matrix Artistic Director, Daniel Roldan, created a sleek and sophisticated ponytail to embody the designers classic look. “The key is to layer the right products in order to achieve the perfect texture,” says Daniel.


Get the Look
1. Apply Matrix Style Link Volume Builder on 70 to 80 percent dried hair, starting at the scalp and down to midlengths. Spray Style Link Turbo Dryer on midlengths and ends, then apply Style Link Smooth Setter to the midlengths and ends of the hair.


2. Starting at the nape and working up, blow-dry with a cushion brush, giving lift at the scalp and smoothing the midlengths and ends.


3. Once hair is completely dry, create an offset parting and random flat iron pieces around the face. Flat iron the ends of  the hair if needed.


4. Pull  the hair back in a low ponytail and tie with a black elastic.

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