Hair How To with Tommy Bucket and Garnier: The Perfect High Ponytail
As we mentioned in our trend forecasting from NYFW, ponytails are going to be big this fall. High, low, sleek, and messy–the whole gang’s coming to a pinterest boards and fashionable heads of hair near you! While most of us mastered a basic pony in grade school, it can be tough to get that oh-so-sleek style that we loved during NYFW. For help on that front we turned to Tommy Buckett, hairstylist extraordinaire at the Serge Normant Salon. This season he crafted incredibly chic, “uptown” ponytails in partnership with Garnier for the Kate Spade Fall/Winter 2014 presentation at Fashion Week.
The key product behind the look was Garnier Marvelous Oil Deep Nourish. We watched it completely knock out any frizz in the models’ hair and create gorgeous shine, too. “A lot of people are scared of oils but this is actually really light and it sinks into the hair because it has no silicone,” Buckett explained about the Nourish oil.
Here’s how to get the look:
1. Begin by blow drying your hair straight. Once the hair is dry apply 4-5 pumps (for long hair, less for short) of Garnier’s Marvelous Oil Deep Nourish. You can also apply a little heat protecting spray.
2. Use a flat iron to smooth out your hair so it is as straight as possible to get a sleek look.
3. Flip your head upside down so your hair hangs down over your face. Gather it together in one hand, smoothing with a brush as needed.
4. Holding onto your ponytail, flip your head back upright.
5. Tilt your chin up and look at the ceiling while keeping your ponytail as tight as possible. This is Buckett’s trick to get the tightest possible ponytail.
6. While your chin is still tilted up, secure your ponytail by wrapping it with a hair bungee--this type of hair tie will keep the ponytail as tight as possible without creasing the hair.
7. Use Garnier Disorder wax spray to smooth any flyaways or baby hairs.
8. Wrap a strip of leather over the elastic and secure it.