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June 19, 2018

Retro Pony


Retro Pony

Ponytails are one of the most versatile styles, which is why clients love them so much. From the cool-girl high pony to a super sleek style, there’s a variation for each of the clients in your chair. For those who want more of a lived-in, vintage vibe, check out the steps below to learn how Ulta Beauty Pro Team Member Danielle Keasling created this retro pony!


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  • 1

    Start by sectioning the hair with a diagonal back parting approximately 3 inches from the front hairline to the back of the ear on each side.

  • 2

    On the top, take 1-inch horizontal sections and gently backcomb to create a cushion. Then, smooth the front side of the section and repeat until you reach the crown.

  • 3

    Gather the hair in a low ponytail and smooth the surface with a cushion brush.

  • 4

    Push the ponytail upward to create volume and height. Detail as needed and then secure with an elastic.

  • 5

    Smooth back the hair left out on the right side and wrap it around the ponytail. Secure with bobby pins, then repeat on the other side.


    Pro Tip: Leave out some pieces of hair around the hairline for a more lived-in or romantic feel.

  • 6

    Continue to wrap the sides around the ponytail until the elastic is concealed. Secure the ends with a bobby pin and finish with Matrix Biolage Complete Control Fast Dry Hairspray.

  • 7

    Finished look.

  • 8

    Finished look—alternate view.

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