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How to Do Whitney Port's Ponytail on Episode Four of The City

How-To: Whitney's Wrapped Ponytail From The City

It was the fourth episode of The City last night, and I'm still getting used to Whitney's new life in NYC — as I'm sure she is, too. As we all know, The Hills and The City are always good for some trendy hair, nail polish, and makeup shades, and after checking out last night's episode, "Good Things Come in Threes," I liked what I saw.

At Whitney's lavish apartment (seriously, how can she afford that?), she discussed her relationship with Jay, as Erin listened and dispensed advice. Miss Port's low-slung wrap-around ponytail was effortlessly stylish, and I've got some tips on recreating the look after the jump. Oh, and don't forget to check out geek's tech quiz and Fab's fashion quiz, while you're at it. To get the hairstyle how-to,


  • This twisted pony is easier to achieve on day-old hair. If you need to rough up freshly washed hair, try a texturizing product like Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray ($23).
  • Gather hair in a low ponytail, securing with an elastic band. Leave some face framing pieces out.
  • Take about a half-inch to one-inch portion from the ponytail on each side, separating it from the rest of the ponytail. You will have three strands (one small chunk on the left, the main ponytail, and one small chunk from the right).
  • Taking the small chunk from the left, wrap it around the entire ponytail, creating a ropelike effect. Secure the end with an elastic band and twist the ponytail up to the nape of your neck, holding it in place with bobby pins.
  • Next, take the small chunk from the right and wrap it around the base of the ponytail. Tuck any loose hair in, and secure with bobby pins to finish. And you'll be a city girl, through and through.

Photo courtesy of MTV

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blondey blondey 8 years
I love the ponytail, but the front and sides look kinda grannyish......... Maybe curl the strands hanging out a bit? I dunno. I'm going to experiment with it.
lilCROAT03 lilCROAT03 8 years
i wear my hair like this around the house when i don't want to put a kink in my flat ironed hair and my man calls me 'granny'...mrrr! men don't get it.
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
Cute! I wanna try it.
Advah Advah 8 years
This is really pretty, thanks Bella! Nice way to sass up a basic ponytail! A shame I cut my hair shorter just last week, it might be tricky.. :(
0fashionqueen 0fashionqueen 8 years
I really like her ponytail. It is really pretty on her.
almostloli almostloli 8 years
it is cute, but i can't do it with my super long n thick hair :O
Cwinche Cwinche 8 years
I like the look but not here. ugh.
le-romantique le-romantique 8 years
Reminds me of a homeless person who can't afford a hair tie. . . ugly look.
myystque myystque 8 years
Don't like it.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Nothing thrilling...
cmd0610 cmd0610 8 years
I guess she can afford it bc mtv's paying her beaucoup $$$ to film her "life".
emalove emalove 8 years
I don't really like it...well, I guess the ponytail itself is cute, but her hair looks so flat from the front.
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