Few hairstyles are as simultaneously chic, trendy and practical as the ponytail. Whether slicked back and positioned atop the head or parted and placed low at the nape of the neck, the ponytail brings an effortless polish to your whole look while keeping hair out of the eyes. There’s a reason why pretty, slicked-back ponytails are often the go-to looks for style icons like Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and Beyoncé.
Mastering a sleek ponytail is an excellent way for stylists to please their clients’ need for something dressy yet effortless, ideal for all sorts of special occasions and chic daily looks. Before attempting your first ’tail, make sure to stock up on the best hair styling products and tools to keep the hair sleek and secured.
- Accessorized Ponytail — Clients who love accessories will appreciate this look, which starts with a basic ponytail that serves as the blank canvas for your one-of-a-kind ponytail. Take it up multiple notches with big, oversized bows and hair clips positioned at different intervals down the tail. These days, we’re also seeing a ton of style icons integrating hair chains as part of a ponytailed look.
- Bubble Ponytail — The bubble ponytail is somewhere between a regular ponytail and a braid in terms of both style and effort. To achieve this look, put your client’s hair up in a regular high pony or just below the crown. Using three to five hair ties, section the hair off at even intervals creating the chic bubble look.
Stylists looking to satisfy their clients’ need for comfortable, versatile and ultra-stylish updos will want to have a few of these posh ponytails under their belt. Each of these easy and sleek looks is sure to become a fast favorite among your clientele for special events, photo shoots and day-to-day styles alike.