Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ponybow Tutorial

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
your head.

 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!

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  1. What a cute hair style! Perfect for the summer time :) I'm now following you, I love your blog!

  2. This is absolutely adorable! And what a great tutorial! Thanks!

  3. This is so cute! I love the purple and blue color too.

  4. Adorable hair style!


  5. Very cute and what a great idea to keep the hair off your neck!! And love that it's something different!
    xo ~kim & chloe

  6. So cute! Such a great look, and even better with the fun colors in your hair! ;)


    1. Ok, just followed the link from the party and didn't even check out who's blog it was until after I commented. It would look great on blonde hair too! ;)

  7. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our first linky party this Wednesday :
    Live every Wednesday to Friday.
    Hosted by: Jason & Jamie Koenig
    We hope to see you there!

  8. So cute! I wonder if I could figure this out with curly hair...hmm...

  9. You look adorable and your hair is fantastic. Great way to wear a ponytail. Hugs, Marty

  10. Ah, love this! That's adorable!

  11. Oh cool! At first I thought okay, so she has a side pony. That isn't so hard but then I noticed the bow. Love it. Hoping my hair is actually long enough to do this. I'm heading to the mirror right now. :D Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.


Thanks so much for your sweet comments!

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