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How-To: A Pretty And Chic Stacked Ponytail

This two-part ponytail (also known as a stacked ponytail) will double your beauty pleasure! Not only is it a fantastic way to keep your hair off of your face and neck, it's also unconventional. In this photo, Jennifer Aniston is sporting a sort of well-hidden stacked ponytail.

You can choose to hide the lower ponytail underneath the top one like she has, or if your hair is really straight, you can make the look more obvious by separating the two tails further apart. Either way, when your hair isn't cooperating and the standard simple ponytail won't do, this is a simple way to jazz up a basic ponytail. For everything you need to know about how to create this look at home,

  • STEP 1: While your hair is still wet, apply a styling product for hold.
  • STEP 2: Blow-dry your hair straight, then separate it into two sections: top and bottom.
  • STEP 3: Brush the top section back and pull it into a ponytail. Secure it with a thin hair elastic.
  • STEP 4: Repeat step 3 for the bottom ponytail. When all of your hair is secured, mist your head with a medium-hold hairspray.


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smugirl smugirl 9 years
just tried it. it looks silly. i have straight long hair and you can see the bottom ponytail poking out
dandy dandy 9 years
I actually have a question, I triiied about 5 times in a row to make a stacked ponytail but either I'm totally dumb either I didnt understand well here's how I do it: first I take my hair, split it in two equal parts, take the top part, and make a ponytail out of it, take the lower part and make another ponytail out of it BUTTTT!!!! first of all theres this huge hole in between the ponytails and you can perfectly see it's a terribly made stacked ponytail!!! I also tried clipping them but looks bad, tried to approach those two ponytails to eachother but still lookin bad with that hole in between them!!!! if anyone can send me step by step images or a really well explained way of makin a stacked ponytail I'd really appreciate it!!! kisses to all <33
I tried this and it looks really nice especially if your hair is wavy
beauty-and-brains beauty-and-brains 9 years
hmm..this sounds interesting, but i don't know if it would just look really funny with straight hair.
bushra bushra 9 years
new mum here with hair that really is annoying me by getting in the way. i think i'll try this to get my hair out of my face!
Hollywoodjess Hollywoodjess 9 years
everytime i do this, you can see my bottom ponytail...i dont know why, it just sticks through the top ponytail...
chatnoir chatnoir 9 years
We could go one step further and do a topsy tail!
Daisies Daisies 9 years
What a great idea, I'm going to try when the weather gets hotter and I wear ponytails again.
Anna-C Anna-C 9 years
Jennifer Anniston makes a ponytail look effortless and achievable! Class, Class, Class!!!
jfellows1631 jfellows1631 9 years
i have long hair, and instead of two ponytails, i use a small clip and clip the ponytail up underneath to my head, right above where the ponytail starts (grab ponytail and pull straight up, clip just above the elastic to your head). it adds volume, and sort of looks like one of those cheesy fake clip-on hair pieces they sell on home shopping channel! (but better, since it's real)
mrsesquilo mrsesquilo 9 years
I do it all the time, too. I have gobs of hair and this way it at least looks *intentionally* messy.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
cute i do this all the time
coachluvr33 coachluvr33 9 years
I used to do this in junior high. My hair is super curly and thick so this would be a good way to make it look longer because it kinda shrinks up in a ponytail.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I so want to try this out! I used to make myself three ponytails back in junior high. This I might try for a fun yet more refined look!
kimbit kimbit 9 years
I just tried it and it looks good. I have really long hair though, so mine could border a bit on 'big hair', but it does look different than just a plain pony tail. You can't see the one underneath. I think I would do it to look a bit fancier than a regular pony. Maybe with a thin sparkly head band for a festive event.
kimbit kimbit 9 years
I thought of the style when you have the 2 ponies, but the top on is incorporated in the bottom one too. I also then had a flash back to when you pulled the pony tail apart and pulled it through itself. I don't get why you need 2 tails though on top of each other. I will try it though to see how my hair looks.
emalove emalove 9 years
She looks nice, but my hair is too fine and thin to wear it like that. The double ponytail thing is weird.
sofi sofi 9 years
yeah, I wasn't feeling this either at first, but sugarbecky has a great idea in wrapping one strand of hair around both. interesting.....
sugarbecky sugarbecky 9 years
I think it'd be cute if you wrap a strand of hair around both to hide that its two ponys-- I might give this a try tomorrow!! It's raining all week, so it'll be ponys all week!!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
stephsharer I have to say I was with you on this one till I read trace face's explanation. Still, I'm not sure how "fab" this would really look. Jen's hair doesn't really give a great representation.
ashopaholic ashopaholic 9 years
i love my ponytail, this a great idea!
hoya21221 hoya21221 9 years
Thanks for the explanation trace face! I thought about my third grade hair-do too. I'm always looking for ways to make a ponytail look nicer b/c I like wearing my hair up!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
I've styled my hair like this for a few special occasions when my hair was long. It was a great way to add some oomph to a regular ponytail & I loved how it made my hair seem longer. Dress it up with curls, like I did!
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
I instantly thought of elementary school hair too! :-p Hers looks nice though.
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