The Prettiest Ponytail DIY To Try This Weekend

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The inspiration for Adam Selman’s beauty look was questionable: "1970s cult members from California." The look? A super-cute update to the segmented ponytail. (Although, wearing it with 25 of your friends at once might lead people to believe you are indeed in a cult.)

To get the look, hairstylist Jimmy Paul misted Bumble and bumble Prep through the hair, followed by Bumble and bumble Thickening Hairspray. He rough-dried with his hands, and then created two ponytails — gathering the top half of the hair into a ponytail at the crown, then pulling that tail together with all the hair at the nape.

The result was a segmented ponytail — been there, done that. But here's the fun part: Paul took strips of fabric from Selman’s collection (any patterned scraps will do) and tied them around each ponytail in knotted bows. Keep the bows floppy and imperfect — otherwise they'll look too cutesy — and you’ve got a cool, fun update to your typical weekend pony.