Summer might be wrapping up, but not before we get one last wave of humidity in the air to remind us that our frizzy days aren't out of sight quite yet. The easiest way to stand up to frizz? A ponytail. Take a look at these ponytails to try before summer's over if you're sick of your classic pull back.
The Mermaid Ponytail
The best thing about this style is that you don't have to mess with your blow-dryer to get it. The more naturally wavy your hair is, the better. Use a brush to smooth damp hair back and secure it at eye level. Scrunch a soft-hold gel into the length of the tail to bring out your hair's natural texture.
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The Wrapped Ponytail
This ponytail looks more difficult to achieve than it really is. To get a sleek look, pull your hair up with an elastic into a high ponytail, leaving a back section free. Take the loose string of hair (about one-inch) and wrap it around the elastic, covering it completely. Pin down the ends underneath the base of tail. Use a drop of shine serum to tame any fuzzies.
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The Evening Ponytail
A perfect style when you've got plans that a regular ponytail won't cut and it's scorching outside. To look elegant and polished with your ponytail, pile hair into a high pony and fasten with an elastic. Next, add an elastic a quarter of the way down the length of your hair, then weave a short, loose braid and secure with another elastic. This is a great style for thicker hair, too.
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The Pumped-Up Pony
This crazy-in-the-back pony is ideal for anyone with thick, wavy hair. To get this look, gather hair up and fasten it right above eye level. Backcomb the tail a few times for extra body. Finish by running a smoothing cream through the ends and over the front of your hair for shine. Leave the front loose rather than pulled back tight for added volume and texture.
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