Step It Up With A Super Cool Play On The Ponytail

We've fully embraced this season's ponytail revival—it's the epitome of easy, and a hairstyle tailor-made for summer weather. But this sophisticated-yet-laid-back, twisted ponytail by stylist Diego Da Silva for Adam fall '11 proves the 'do truly does have endless variations: Pair a low twist with a little '60s volume and windswept texture, and the traditional ponytail becomes something entirely different. Here's the how-to:
Make a clean center part, starting at the forehead to about three inches back, then divide the head in half (where the part ends) horizontally from ear to ear. Spray a root lifting spray at the crown to create volume, and backcomb the top portion. Next, pull the hair into a ponytail at the nape of the neck. Once in place, twist the right half of the ponytail over the left and secure with bobby-pins. Apply a spray-on texturizer to the ponytail to create a matte, messy texture and finish with hairspray.
Redken Wool Shake 08 Gel-Slush Texturizer, $17, visit Redken for salons
Redken Rootful 06 Root Lifting Spray, $15, visit Redken for salons
Suave Professionals Light Hold Touchable Finish Hairspray, $2.74, available at Target
Adam fall '11 images by Charles Sykes for Redken.

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