It's been so hot and humid in Mississippi that I've been trying every
way possibly to get my hair off my neck. It just feels like I'm wearing a
scarf in 90+ degree weather when I have my hair down. Yuck! So I recently
figured out an adorable alternative to the regular side pony... I call it the PONYBOW!
I'm sure there are versions of this hairstyle out there, but this is my take on it. As
always, I like my hairstyles on the messy side.
Here's what you will need...
Bobby pins, tiny elastics (clear if you have blonde hair), and either a smoothing
product (for a clean look) or a texturizing product (for a messy look).
1.) Secure a side ponytail with an elastic.
2.) Separate about a 1" section from the ponytail. Smooth your hair product
on it to create more manageability. (I used Kevin.Murphy Hair.Resort)
3.) Create a loop with the small section you just gathered.
4.) Grab another elastic and place it around the loop. Twist the elastic like you're
securing a ponytail, but don't wrap it around the loop again...Just hold it for a second.
5.) Take the tail of the loop you just made and create a second loop. Now wrap the
elastic you've been holding around that second loop.
6.) It should look something like this. You can pull on each loop to situate them
and make them bigger if you want. The very end of your 1" section should still
be hanging out a little bit.
7.) Grab the tail end of your 1" section.
8.) Wrap it around the center (hiding the elastic) and pin it either underneath
or behind the bow. If the bow is sticking out just pin the back of it closer to
9.) Gently pull on the bow some more to get your desired size and placement.
That's it!! Have fun :)
You can check out more of Amy's cute posts at her blog Art of the Heart!