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How-To: Make Your Ponytail More Exciting

There are many times when tossing that hair back into a ponytail is just the easiest option, particularly during the warmer months. But, do you ever get bored by the same old, same old?

Herbal Essences stylist to the stars, Charles Baker Strahan has already shared with us a fresh haircut idea for Spring, and now, he's got some ideas on making your ponytail stand out. "Ponytails can be very chic. It is all about where you place them and the texture you have in the hair," he says.

"Stick-straight hair begs for a very high pony or a very low one, whereas I like a middle placement for more natural or wavy textures," says Strahan. Feeling more adventurous? "I enjoy seeing small braids or twists (in an odd number) on someone with a natural/wavy texture because it adds romance to a midrange pony," he added.

As far as high ponytails are concerned, Strahan likes adding three cornrows above the brow for an edgier feel. What's your favorite option for this go-to style?


Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
Usually its high and straight or pulled into a low and messy bun at the back of my neck. If I curl it its in the middle.
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 8 years
these are good tips...:)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I always mix it up, beach wave with mid pony tail is my fav. :)
skigurl skigurl 8 years
depends when i have my hair curly it looks a lot like the girl in the photo (only brown) - normally placed in the's more classy that way or i just throw it all the way up high into a very messy bun so it kinda looks like an up-do when it's straight i almost never put it up but if i do, i have a pouf on the top (pouf up my bangs into a little fauxhawk) or else i find it looks too juvenile either that or have my bangs to the side with wispy pieces by my ears and throw my long hair into a low messy bun
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