The 3-step ultra-glossy low ponytail

Hair How-To: Sleek Low Ponytail

It's equal parts glamorous and effortless

marie claire marie claire Beauty Director / March 06 2018

Centre-parted and super clean, the low ponytail is your go-to when the humidity rises. “Ponytails are so cool,” says LA-based celebrity hairstylist Jonathan Colombini, who regularly tends to the locks of Kylie and Kendall Jenner. “It’s one of the sexiest hairstyles.” 

Want in on the chic (and oh-so-easy) hairstyle? Simon Bright, Creative Director at Jonny + June Hair, talks us through this effortless updo.


Blow-dry smooth

“Comb through
a heat-protecting product into clean hair and blow-dry with the air direction down to create
a smooth, sleek look,” advises Bright. We like L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise SuperSleek Smoothing Blow-Dry Mist.

L'Oréal Paris Hair Expertise SuperSleek Smoothing Blow-Dry Mist


Iron your strands so they're even smoother

“Follow with hot irons to maintain the sleekness, then spray a nylon or boar bristle brush with hairspray to help tame frizz and reduce static to give you that sleek vibe.” Try Goldwell Kerasilk Control Humidity Barrier Spray.

Goldwell Kerasilk Control Humidity Barrier Spray


Give hair a gorgeous glossy finish

Secure hair at the nape of the neck and then “finish with a lightweight gloss.” Try Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s UV Protective Dry Oil Finishing Spray.

Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's UV Protective Dry Oil Finishing Spray
"Fasten hair with
 a hair bungee tie. It allows you to tighten without moving the pony, keeping it bump free and smooth."
Simon Bright
Jonny + June Hair
Creative Director

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marie claire Beauty Director, Sally Hunwick joined the marie claire team in 2017. Previously Sally has worked on Cosmopolitan as Beauty and Lifestyle Director, Women’s Health as Contributing Beauty Editor, and Harper's BAZAAR and Dolly as Beauty Writer and Beauty Editor respectively. An award-winning journalist with a long-running career both in Australia and in the UK, Sally is passionate about all things beauty and health.