Stop Everything: This Velvet Bow Is Our Holiday Party #Goals

Looking for a way to turn that very same spunky pony you wear to the gym into something well, slightly more elegant? We've got just the ticket. It's a high ponytail, only teased up and finished off with a festive holiday bow. Watch the video above for the full technique. Then, try it for yourself using the steps below.

Step 1. Warm a dollop of styling cream between your palms, then rake through your strands back from your hairline.
Step 2. Distribute the cream from roots to ends with a mixed bristle brush.
Step 3. Gather hair into tight and high pony slightly off to the side, and secure with elastic. The brush can help you smooth any bumps.
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Step 4. Grab a small section of hair from the length of your ponytail, mist it with hairspray, then conceal the elastic by wrapping it around the base. Tuck in a bobby pin to secure.


Step 5. Tease the ponytail, then pull all the hair off to one side of head.

Step 8. With a floppy clip bow, pin the bottom few inches of the ponytail behind the top of your ear, leaving out the ends.