Just the other day, Rochelle Humes, member of British girl group The Saturdays, fashionista, and mom, debuted a sky-high power pony (below, ctsy. Instagram @itsdash) bolstered by her new ombre extensions. It's definitely statement to be a little jealous of, and it's not like everybody can have Mikey Kardashian as their stylist. Luckily for the rest of us, Reveal Magazine were nice enough to whip up a quick recipe that should lend your next ponytail a little lift. Check it out after the jump:
Reveal's 5 Steps for the Perfect Power Pony
- First, apply some mousse, then set your hair in medium-large Velcro rollers to create volume at the roots and big curls at the ends.
- When all of your hair is firmly in rollers, blast it with warm air from your hairdryer, then leave to cool before removing your rollers and raking through your hair with your fingers.
- Next, backcomb the crown area of your hair, then create a centre parting and loosely pull your hair back into a high ponytail, leaving some layers at the front to frame your face.
- Fix with a band then take a piece from the bottom of your ponytail and wrap this around the base of your ponytail to hide the band.
- Secure this with grips, then lightly backcomb your ponytail for extra volume and finish with some shine-enhancing hairspray.
Building a better ponytail
Don't think for a second you can't work a power pony with short hair. Your most simple option is to just add a synthetic pony. But if you already have a few medium wefts of clip-in extensions, it's a cinch to put them to work in a ponytail, too!
Here's a quick video from Youtube user SianaWestley showing off how she pumps up her ponytail with a couple regular wefts of extensions. It's worth watching the whole thing, but the good stuff begins after the 3-minute mark. ;)