When it comes to professional hairstyling, one of the names that can easily be recognized is Sally Hershberger, a professional hair stylist in Los Angeles, California. She has built her own salon empire with her amazing skills and years of practical experience, working with celebrities and experts in the industry. Her salon offers basic hair services as well as specialty hairstyles inspired by Hollywood celebrities.
Sally’s salon is considered by many as one of the best salons in the greater Los Angeles area. Customers are always satisfied when they walk out of the salon because Sally always brings out the best in customers’ hair that even a simple ponytail can look beautiful and elegant.
However, if you do not have the means to visit Sally Hershberger’s salon, or any hair salon for that matter, you do not have to feel down because you can also spice up a simple ponytail on your own. Below are some ways that you can step up your ponytail game.
The Textured Ponytail
To create this style, create a deep side part while your hair is still damp. You can use the arch of your eyebrow as a good rule of thumb. Once parted, use a volumizing spray and spritz sufficient amount throughout the hair.
Then, using your fingers, blow-dry your hair to get a messy and textured look and gather your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. Make sure that you push your hair up as you secure it to create volume at the crown. To emphasize the look, you can also pull a few strands of hair to frame your face.
The Extra Long Ponytail
Using an iron, curl your freshly washed hair messily. Pull the lower half of your hair into a mid-height ponytail and gather back the top half, back combing it a little for added volume.
Secure the top portion of your hair into a high ponytail, making sure that it is directly above the lower one, and then drop it. The top ponytail will add the elastics and make your ponytail appear extra long.
The Side Part Ponytail
To achieve this look, apply some blow-dry lotion onto your hair and then blow-dry with a boar bristle brush until everything is smooth. Then, create a deep clean side part using a rat tail comb. Pull it back into a ponytail and secure with an elastic band. You can also spray some finishing spray on your hands before smoothing flyaways or use a curling iron to add movement into the hairstyle.
The Twisted Ponytail
Gather your hair into a mid-height ponytail and secure it using clear elastic. Then, twist your ponytail clockwise. It will create a French twist look as it starts to coil itself under. Hold the ponytail tight at the nape of your neck and secure it using large bobby pins.
The Crisscross Ponytail
To create this look, use a clear elastic to secure most of your hair into a low ponytail. Leave two sections in front on both sides of your face. Then, take the section of hair on the left and separate it into a top layer and a bottom layer. Take the top layer and cross it over in back to the right side, above your ponytail. Use a bobby pin to secure it in place.
Next, take the top section of hair on the right side of your hair and cross it over to the left. Pin it in place as well, but also pin the tail of the extra hair leftover from the last pin. Repeat the crossing and pinning process with the other two sections of your hair. Make sure that you hide any leftover tails by pinning them under your ponytail or wrapping them around the elastic band.
The Cheerleader Ponytail
Before styling, it is best to apply oil or hair cream onto wet hair and blow-dry using a round brush. Then, use a heat protecting spray and apply from roots to ends because you will need to use a flat iron to straighten your hair. Once you are done straightening, flip your hair upside down and gather all your hair in a tightly stretched ponytail. Secure it at the top of your head using an elastic.
The Lazy Girl’s Ponytail
Start the look by gathering your hair behind your ears into a low ponytail and securing it with a clear elastic. Leave out two sections in front. Then, take both front sections and spray them with a super shine spray. Pull them back over the top of the elastic and then twist them into a half-knot. The two leftover tails should be wrapped around the ponytail and secured with bobby pins. Lastly, use a hairspray to smoothen out any flyaways.