I was having coffee with a friend last week, and we were talking about how lazy we’d gotten with our hairstyles throughout the winter. For me, having my ears exposed when the weather was in the single digits never sounded appealing.
Now that it’s warming up, there are no more excuses for slapping a hat on every day. It’s spring, guys, and I’m making more of an effort to dress up my locks. Here’s a simple way to fancy up a ponytail (simple is my favorite!): Step One: Gather up a ponytail, but separate a section of hair on each side in the front and leave that loose.
Step Two: Take a section of hair on your left side of the head and separate it into a top layer and a bottom layer. Take the top layer in your left hand. Step Three: Cross the section of hair over to the right side of your head, above the ponytail. Use a bobby pin to pin in place.
Step Four: Take the top section of hair on the right side of your head and cross over the left section. See that little tail hanging out of your first section? Grab that as you are crossing the right section of hair over. Pin in place. Step Five: Take your remaining section of hair on the left side and cross that over to the right. Don’t forget to grab that little tail and incorporate it into your section before you pin. Pin in place just over your ponytail elastic.
Step Six: Take your remaining section of hair on the right (and that little leftover tail, if you have one) and cross it over to the left side. Pin in place. Steps Seven & Eight: If you have a short tail hanging out of your last crossover piece, you can just pin it under the ponytail. If you have a long tail remaining, grab a section from each side of your ponytail and wrap around the elastic. Pin in place. Once you are done you should have a fancy ponytail! Once you get the hang of this look, it’s really only a five-step hairstyle! Create the pony, criss, cross, criss, cross! I love the simple hairstyles that keep me motivated to actually “fix” my hair! xo. Katie
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Credits // Author and Photography: Katie Shelton.
beautiful! thank you for this tutorial, definitely going to try this! xx
i have red hair and normally hate it but yours looks lovely 🙂 http://thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk
this is uber cute…. and the tutorial was really easy to follow. I practiced it last night and got it pretty quickly. woke up this morning and did it up really quickly and have been wearing it all day! 🙂 love it!
I do alot of bridal hair and I think my clients will love this.!
That is SO cute! I wish I had long hair now…
It seems so easy and nice that I’m gonna try it!
SO pretty and simple… must go do my hair now, bye!
This is utterly gorgeous ! And actually looks simple enough to replicate by myself.
Nice, simple and chic: I’m doing this tomorrow morning!
What a great design! Im going to give it a try but have a feeling my hair is probably way too thick, thanks for the inspiration! Cathy Pieroz Ray White Alexandra Hills
This looks absolutely amazing! I love that it’s such a simple twist on the usual everyday ponytail. I was in japan recently over the winter, and decided one day that it was a good idea to tie my hair back, leaving my ears exposed. Needless to day I thought they were going to freeze off, and well and truly learnt my lesson. Typical Australian, hahaha.
such BEAUTIFUL hair, and a cute style, too!
This will be my Monday hair style 🙂
Thanks for idea 🙂
Greetings from Ireland! I’ve hair that is half way down my back and I never style it. I’m going to try this!!
Such a cute look, and with practice it looks like it might work for school.. Thank you ABM!
Very nice! Thanks for the tip, definitely have to try! 🙂
Wow, this hairstyle is stunning! It’s so beautiful that I just decided I will try to do this hairstyle for so long until it looks decent.
I mean it look s simple but my hair is so hard to arrange. I’m curious how this will work out!
So pretty! Thanks for the great idea!
I am in love with this and will be trying asap!! Thank you for sharing!!