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How to Tease a Ponytail

Get a Big-Hair Ponytail Like Vanessa Hudgens's

Have you ever wondered how stylists achieve volume and poof in a hairstyle without getting bird's nest results? It all involves lots of teasing, gentle combing, and the use of a rattail comb. (The Pintail Tease Comb ($3) is perfect for short to medium hair, while the Tortoise Backcomber ($2) is great for thick hair.) The side ponytail trend is nothing new, but Vanessa Hudgens's voluminous version is fresh and cute. Get my tips for re-creating the look at home when you read more.

  • Using the handle side of the comb, separate your bangs (or face-framing layers) from the back of your hair.
  • Next, use the comb's teeth to tease the back portion of your hair. Clip the the top layers up and away and start teasing from the bottom, working upward as you release the hair above.
  • Once you're done, lightly smooth over the exterior layers of your hair with the comb to tame, and pull the entire back portion into a side-ponytail. Secure with an elastic.
  • Stick the handle end into your ponytail (holding it parallel to the area just above the elastic) and softly tug out a small portion of hair. This will create even more lift and volume.
  • To complete the look, tease only the roots of your bangs, and lightly comb out for a cohesive finishing touch.
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mieletea mieletea 6 years
definitely want to try this look! très chic :]
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
Very pretty and easy - nice take on the traditional ponytail!
dawnrh dawnrh 7 years
Me, too. It's very stylish but it gives the impression of laid-back, low maintenance type of girl. I saw the same style on The Beauty Girl last week, except it has one teased ponytail on one side with an extreme part and a flat one on the other. I think it's cute.
BeautyGala BeautyGala 7 years
Love this look. So chic yet casual. I also love this look with a loose braid!
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