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How-To: Amanda Peet's Hipster Ponytail

At a party in New York feting her Gotham magazine cover, actress Amanda Peet rocked a downtown style, from her Thakoon dress to her berry lips. Her messy, heavy-banged ponytail is the perfect top to her 1940s-ish makeup. Total girl-crush chic!

For step-by-step instructions on how to get the perfect messy pony,


  • STEP 1: Wash hair, skipping conditioner if your hair is anything but ultra-dry. No need to brush out unless your hair is really knotty.
  • STEP 2: Apply a little bit of a product that adds volume and texture with a little hold, like Bumble and bumble Styling Creme.
  • STEP 3: Allow hair to air-dry. If you're pressed for time, blow-dry with a diffuser, making sure to get some lift near the crown of your head. If you have thick hair, twist it before drying to keep it from getting too huge. If you have bangs, blow-dry them forward with a small round brush. Don't neglect the pieces around your ears.
  • STEP 4: Spritz a salt spray, like Charles Worthington Big Waves Texturizing Salt Spray, all over.
  • STEP 5: Back-comb around your roots and pull hair back into a ponytail. Secure it with an elastic like Blax Snag-Free Hair Elastics (for best no-slip results, use a brand new one and wrap around as many times as possible) about two or three inches above your brows. It may take a few tries to get the perfect bumpy, hipster-girl ponytail.
  • STEP 6: Back-comb around the elastic and rub the ends of the ponytail between your thumb and index finger.


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chancleta chancleta 7 years
my pony tail naturally does this ya I love when I'm IN but seriously I love her eye make-up! she's rocking that blue
chiquita29 chiquita29 7 years
She looks cute here. I like her eye makeup. I love blue shadow.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 7 years
Its cute..nice use of blue on the eyes without overdoing it. A shot that close could easily make blue-on-red makeup look crass, but she pulled it off.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Pretty simple hairdo and is kinda flashbacky.
lady_jade lady_jade 7 years
She's cute and all, but I think she looks like a full on 80's flashback.
emalove emalove 7 years
I love her eye makeup too, but I wish she'd wore a different shade of lipstick. Her hair is pretty cute...just kind of a messy ponytail. Seems pretty easy to achieve.
5pink5 5pink5 7 years
How about a "How-To" on her makeup? I love her eye makeup!
brittanyk brittanyk 7 years
She looks really cute. I don't think this is a look I could pull off though.
alwayswallis alwayswallis 7 years
Forget her hair, how awesome do her eyes look?!
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