You want to look special for that special someone on Valentine’s Day. An up-do is too frou-frou, a regular ponytail too “teenybopper.” I suggest a romantic side ponytail. This is the hottest hair trend of the year. It sashays down Fashion Week runways, swishes down the aisle at celebrity weddings, is tossed provocatively for the paparazzi at red carpet events. What a beautiful way to look a bit more formal, without looking too uptight. Side ponytails are super-sexy, with lots of movement...and the styling options are many! For inspiration, check this out!
Want to try this look at home? Add a base product, such as styling lotion or thickening spray to freshly washed hair. Section off a heavy bang and smooth them down in the direction they naturally lay, either with a blow dryer or iron. Now set the rest of your hair with hot rollers or a curling iron; this creates volume at the top of your hair and makes sleek waves for your ponytail.
Next, part the top and front of your hair away from the back of your hair. Gently backcomb, add a spritz of hairspray, and smooth the sides and top of your hair. Pull all of your hair (not too tightly) to the back and off to one side into a soft side ponytail. Finally, pull the top crown section down and twist it around and into the side pony, securing with bobby pins. This is not an exact science – it’s more like creating a pretty, personalized sculpture. A final blast of hairspray will help curls cascade along the side of your face and hold their shape for hours. So pretty!
Anyone with long hair can wear a side ponytail, although Andre points out it’s easiest to achieve if your hair is thick and wavy. He also recommends the following Bumble and bumble products to help you achieve your glamorous side ponytail: Styling Lotion, Thickening Spray, Gloss Spray Shine, and Spray de Mode or Classic Hairspray. All are available at the salon.