She may be famous for her big, voluminous curls, but country crooner Carrie Underwood proves she can pull off almost any hairdo, including a sophisticated ponytail with a bit of height! “I like this look on Carrie because it works well with her face shape,” notes celebrity hairstylist and owner of Studio DNA Salons, Aubrey Loots. “It’s young, chic and can be worn for day or night.” Steal the look below with Aubrey’s step-by-step!
Step 1: Start by washing your hair with Sebastian Volupt Shampoo and Conditioner to give your hair some workable volume.
Step 2: Towel dry your hair, and prep strands for styling with Wella Velvet Amplifier.
Step 3: Add Wella’s Extra Volume Styling Mousse from the roots to the ends of your hair to ensure a long-lasting, voluminous blowout, and apply Wella’s Oil Reflections Smoothing Oil from the mid-shaft of your hair to your ends for a light and gorgeous shine. Not only does this stuff absorb quickly, but it’s great for all hair types. Plus, it won’t weigh down your mane at all, says Aubrey.
Step 4: Now, grab a large and medium size Ibiza Hardwood Boar Bristle Brush to cut drying time in half and create a beautiful, full blowout. They’re gentle on the hair, and give the best body and shine, according to Aubrey.
Step 5: Once you’ve blown out your hair, create a side part like Carrie’s and back-comb the crown area of your hair while lightly spritzing with hairspray. If you have bangs, sweep them to the side first.
Step 6: Finally, pull your hair back into a medium height ponytail with visible height over the crown area, and use a clear elastic hair tie to secure it in place.
Step 7: Set your look with a few spritzes of hairspray, and you’re all finished!
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