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Kick Your Pony Up A Notch: The Twisted Low Ponytail Tutorial

I’m all about everyday, wearable hairstyles. Sure, there are fancy events where you want something that looks a little more “done,” but let’s face the facts: most of our days are more casual than that. Well, at least they are for me! Anyway, that’s kind of where ponytails come in, especially when you’re working with day two, three or even day four hair and you want to get your hair up and out of your face. A standard ponytail just won’t do, though; you want something that feels more thought out and sophisticated.

And thus, this “Pony With a Kick,” (get it?) or twisted low ponytail was born. This is a super simple, at-the-nape ponytail that incorporates a few unexpected twists into the mix. It’s those twists, or “kicks,” if you will, that I think make all the difference. I declare this style a go-to for all hair lengths and textures, so don’t be shy. Bonus: It only requires a few minutes of your time.

Below I have a video tutorial, pictures, and explanatory text to help you recreate this twisted low ponytail without any confusion.

The Twisted Low Ponytail Tutorial

The Twisted Low Ponytail Tutorial

Step 1: Tease Out Your Crown
Using a comb or brush, gently tease out the section of hair around your crown. Teasing out your hair is going to create some texture, volume and therefore add dimension to the overall look once all is said and done. To tease, simply backcomb your hair. I give a few pointers for this in the video below, so check it out if you have any questions.

Step 2: Half Pony and Twist
After teasing, carefully pull the front section of your hair back into a half ponytail. The key is to ever-so-slightly smooth out the teased section, but not to pull out the tease entirely. In other words: keep the volume, lose the messiness. Once your hair is pulled half back, twist to the right three to four times and then gently push up to create some more volume. Secure the twisted section with bobby pins.

Step 3: Separate Two Sections of Hair
Take two even sections of hair — one from the right side and one from the left — and set aside. Place the remaining hair in a low ponytail with a clear elastic.

Step 4: Wrap Your Two Sections Around Pony
Finally, wrap both sections of hair around the base of your ponytail, one at a time, securing each side with bobby pins. You can finish with a light coat of hair spray, or wear as is for the rest of the day.

Watch The Video:

Pretty easy, no?

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