Yesterday I set about making myself look like Cara Delevingne. Well, not quite. I did however, set about creating a Delevingne inspired 'do!
Slicked back ponytails are having a bit of a moment and it's the perfect style for staying cool this summer, in both senses of the word! As far as hair styling goes, this is one of the simplest looks to create, even for those of us who aren't exactly trained in the field. Here's how:
The starting point:
This tutorial will work best for medium to long hair and to prove that even the curliest of locks can be tamed, I performed the steps on my very own mane.
You will need:
Heat protect spray
Hair putty or gel
Plus a hair brush and a strong hair tie
Straigten your hair making sure you've used liberal amounts of heat protect spray. Mine's Toni and Guy. Don't worry about the parting of your hair but ensure that you've brushed out any knots so that it's smooth and easy to style.
Step two: Tie
Using your brush to pull the hair straight back, put it into a high pony tail. Don't worry about any baby hairs of flyaways, we'll tackle those in the next step.
Step 4: Mousse and hold
It's time to be brave and go crazy with the mousse! To give you an idea of how much to use, I did 5 handfuls as pictured above. Slick it through the hair to secure any flyaways and give a sleek finish. Then tackle baby hairs and use your putty to pull them back. Make sure you focus on the side, top and back of the head and run one handful of mousse through the ponytail itself.
To finish the look spray all of your hair with enough hairspray to cover it. And Tada, a Cara Delevingne inspired slick ponytail! How very high fashion.
Bethany Paige X