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Hair how-to: Jennifer Morrison
For a head-start on next season’s hottest hair trend, take inspiration from Jennifer Morrison’s voluminous ponytail. Our celebrity hair expert Mark Woolley, Founder of Electric Hairdressing London, is here to help you get the look at home. Mark told us: “The low ponytail is going to be a popular look this summer but the key to prevent it from looking too tame is to add other facets of styling to it. I love that Jennifer has worn hers with some volume at the front which makes the ponytail more forgiving and the tiny plait around the base is a simple but brilliant way of breaking up the uniformity of such a look.”
Follow Mark’s steps to success:
STEP ONE Ponytails tend to work best on day old hair as there is more grip, so there’s no need to wash beforehand for this look. Start off by ensuring that the lengths are smooth and knot-free before sectioning off hair at the front which will allow you to create a bit of height.
STEP TWO Lift this section of hair vertically and hold it taut, then using a Denman Tail Comb, gently back comb just at the roots. To make sure the hair holds shape when you take it into a ponytail, spray the back combed hair with some L’Oreal Fix Design before allowing the lengths to fall back into place.
STEP THREE Gather the lengths together to create a low ponytail. Use your palms to skim over the hair at the front so you’re able to secure the lengths yet being careful enough to smooth but not flatten the hair. Secure with a clear or nude elastic band.
STEP FOUR Now take a small strand of hair from underneath the pony and instead of simply wrapping it around the base to cover the elastic, plait it. When you reach the ends, instead of tying it with another elastic band, backcomb the hair and apply some hairspray so the plait doesn’t come undone as easily. Now you proceed to wrap it around the base before securing into place with a pin underneath the pony.
STEP FIVE Polish off the look by rubbing some Electric Serum between your hands to warm it up before gently slicking down any flyways on the head and through the lengths. This also helps to add a natural shine to the hair.
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