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November 16, 2018

Half-Up High Pony + Voluminous Curls

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Half-Up High Pony + Voluminous Curls

The sleek and snatched ponytail will give any client an instant face lift and accentuate their best features—that’s why it’s beloved by celebs and everyday clients alike. When paired with voluminous disco curls, this half-up high pony by Moroccanoil® Artistic Director Kevin Hughes (@hairbyeleven) makes for the ultimate party look.

 

Get the complete step-by-step breakdown below, plus an OMG-worthy tip for taking any pony higher (and HIGHER!) and the products you need to achieve the total look.

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HOW-TO STEPS

  • Moroccanoil Half Upstyle Snatched Ponytail Voluminous Waves Curls Moroccanoil Kevin Hughes Holiday Styling Hair Accessories
    1

    Take a 1-inch section and prep the hair with Moroccanoil® Perfect Defense, then pinch and wrap around a 3/4-inch barrel. Let it cool, unravel and slightly pull on the hair before releasing it for a wavy effect. Mist Moroccanoil® Luminous Strong Hold Hairspray.

  • Moroccanoil Half Upstyle Snatched Ponytail Voluminous Waves Curls Moroccanoil Kevin Hughes Holiday Styling Hair Accessories
    2

    Repeat until the hair is completely curled. Then, apply Moroccanoil® Dry Texture Spray and expand the curls using your fingers.

  • Moroccanoil Half Upstyle Snatched Ponytail Voluminous Waves Curls Moroccanoil Kevin Hughes Holiday Styling Hair Accessories
    3

    Create a middle part and take a large horizontal parting at the crown, clipping away the two front quadrants.

  • Moroccanoil Half Upstyle Snatched Ponytail Voluminous Waves Curls Moroccanoil Kevin Hughes Holiday Styling Hair Accessories
    4

    Starting at the crown on the left quadrant, take diagonal back 3/4-inch sections and generously apply Luminous Strong Hold Hairspray.

  • Moroccanoil Half Upstyle Snatched Ponytail Voluminous Waves Curls Moroccanoil Kevin Hughes Holiday Styling Hair Accessories
    5

    Use the Moroccanoil® Teasing Brush with tension at the root and direct the hair toward the crown and into your hand. Continue this technique until you reach the hairline. 

  • Moroccanoil Half Upstyle Snatched Ponytail Voluminous Waves Curls Moroccanoil Kevin Hughes Holiday Styling Hair Accessories
    6

    For the last section around the ear, lightly mist with Luminous Strong Hairspray to avoid looking more wet than sleek. Then, repeat this technique on the opposite side.

  • Moroccanoil Half Upstyle Snatched Ponytail Voluminous Waves Curls Moroccanoil Kevin Hughes Holiday Styling Hair Accessories
    7

    Gather all of the hair with tension at the crown and secure tightly with a bungee at the base.

  • Moroccanoil Half Upstyle Snatched Ponytail Voluminous Waves Curls Moroccanoil Kevin Hughes Holiday Styling Hair Accessories
    8

    HAIR SECRET: After the ponytail is secured at the base, move up another inch and secure with a cord for instant lift additional height.

  • Moroccanoil Half Upstyle Snatched Ponytail Voluminous Waves Curls Moroccanoil Kevin Hughes Holiday Styling Hair Accessories
    9

    Want to take the pony even higher? Continue working up the hair and tie off between 1-inch sections until desired height is achieved.

  • Moroccanoil Half Upstyle Snatched Ponytail Voluminous Waves Curls Moroccanoil Kevin Hughes Holiday Styling Hair Accessories
    10

    Take a section of hair and smooth it out using a Moroccanoil® Teasing Brush. Apply Luminous Strong Hold Hairspray and wrap the hair around to cover the ties and tuck in to secure, or use a hair pin to secure at the base.

  • Moroccanoil Half Upstyle Snatched Ponytail Voluminous Waves Curls Moroccanoil Kevin Hughes Holiday Styling Hair Accessories
    11

    Finish the look by applying Luminous Strong Hold Hairspray and expanding the curls with a brush and comb.

  • Moroccanoil Half Upstyle Snatched Ponytail Voluminous Waves Curls Moroccanoil Kevin Hughes Holiday Styling Hair Accessories
    12

    Add an embellishment like this golden chain cuff for a glam effect!

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