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The Surprisingly Easy Way to Dress Up Your Ponytail

Feb 11 2012 - 9:55pm

When you get Aveda stylist Kevin Ryan in a room, it's always a fun-filled time. And the feel backstage at Tibi reflected that playful mood. Stylists were abuzz creating low-slung ponytails that captured "a cool, independent girl having a 5 p.m. moment," as Ryan put it. Who ever said fashion had to be so serious? See how it all went down behind the scenes now, and learn how you can get a runway-worthy ponytail in just a few easy steps.

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Ryan, working in conjunction with fellow celebrity stylist Frank Rizzieri, started by applying Aveda's Volumizing Tonic from root to ends, blow-drying the hair for added lift.

Photo: Roger Kisby [2]

Hair was then gathered in a low ponytail at the base, and a small section was wrapped around the style to hide the elastic.

Photo: Roger Kisby [3]

Random pieces from above the ear and around the face were pulled up for even more texture; Aveda Men Pure-Formance Grooming Clay and Air Control hair spray were used to set the style.

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The runway-ready hairstyle completed.

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"It's nothing too ornate," Ryan explained.

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Let's just hope she didn't get burned.

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Dashing Diva lent a helping hand in creating the nail look for Tibi, using its NYC Fleet Week polish, an opaque white.

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A model enjoys the moment (and with good reason) as she gets her hair and nails done at the same time.

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The makeup look centered on a strong eyebrow and fresh, wind-blown face. "It's a confident, sophisticated, understated look with a '90s twist," explained lead makeup artist Kimberly Soane (for Bobbi Brown).

Photo: Roger Kisby [10]

"It's as if the models were walking outside in Fall or Winter," added Soane.

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Brows were shaded heavily (three hues darker), but mascara was kept to a minimum.

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The rich, dark brows anchored the look and added a depth and interest to the tousled ponytail.

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For an everyday take on the bold eyes, however, use a color the same shade as your natural brows, Soane advises.

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The final runway look.

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