Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Olivia Wilde Inspired Edgy Pony Tail Tutorial

     Wow them at your next family or work holiday party with this sexy, edgy twist to the typical blah pony tail.  I have to admit, the first time I saw this look in People Style Watch Dec 11/Jan 12, I wasn't all that crazy about it.  I actually thought it reminded me of a kiddie 80's pony style.  The more I flipped through the magazine, the more it grew on me.  Partly because she's so gorgeous she can pull anything off, but also because it's a different twist to an everyday pony tail.  It looks almost like a perfect kinked wave in her pony, but it's actually done with small clear hair bands.  
  When I realized how easy it'd be to recreate the look I decided to give it  a try.  I am by no means as gorgeous as Ms. Wilde, but it was fun to channel my inner hottie and copy this edgy, fun, different look.  I was surprised to find that I kinda liked it!  I am not sure where this kind of look would be best worn, but it sure felt sexy to sport around for the day. I actually got a few complements on it at the store.  It certainly commands attention,  Here's what I did:

What you need:

  • small clear hair bands
  • hair spray
  • hair elastic 

  Step One:    I started off with second day hair, and pulled it up into a pony in the back of my head.  The article says "med high pony", but whatever is comfortable on you.  I then sprayed it with hairspray to give some texture, hold and a little body.

Step Two:  Add a small clear elastic about every two inches or so down the pony.

Step Three:  I sprayed it once more with hairspray, then I began to gently tug the hair  horizontally between the elastics.  Play with it and get it to look how you want and you're all done!! Yay!  

     Pull this pretty look out of your bag of tricks next time you're feeling daring! Let me know what you come up with or if you have any questions or comments.  Thanks! Here's some more pics to check out the final result:

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