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Last updated: May 31, 2017

The Roughed-Up Pony from Aveda

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The Roughed-Up Pony from Aveda

For the Ann Yee, spring/summer 2015 runway show, Aveda Guest Artist John Reyman created a sleek style that morphs into a rhythm of fitful waves coming together briefly off center, only to expand out into a full ponytail. “The super straight top that develops into rapid waves speaks to Yee’s vision of that time of year when an urban dweller is suddenly faced with a storm that can be forceful, moody and exhilarating,” says Reyman. See how he created this unique style.

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    Create a strong side part on the left side of the head and divide the hair into a left, right and back section.

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    Prep the sections with Aveda Smooth Infusion™
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    , and blow-dry the hair directing strands away from the face. This will add the straightness needed in the front.

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    Once straight, mist hair with Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray. Working horizontally from one side, wrap sections of hair around large U-pins in a figure-8 pattern. Secure each with a small clip.

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    Hold each secure clipped section with a flat iron for 10 seconds to set the shape. Once cool, gently release the pins and brush the hair out with an Aveda Wood Paddle Brush

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    Work Aveda Light Elements™ Texturizing Creme into the waves with your hands, carefully maintaining definition, while also smoothing down the top of the hair at the crown.

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    Pull the sides of the hair back to a meeting point that is just left of center, secure sections with a clear elastic. Take a bottom section of hair at the nape and wrap around the elastic and secure with a pin.

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    Finish with a spritz of Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray.