The 69th Cannes Film Festival has kicked off, so for the next two weeks you can expect to see more beauty inspiration than you ever though imaginable.
Model-of-the-moment Bella Hadid was one of the first celebrities to walk the red carpet, and she certainly made an impact with a contoured, radiant makeup look and sky-high sleek ponytail.
Jen Atkin was the celebrity stylist responsible for the high-impact hairstyle, and luckily for us, she took to Snapchat to reveal exactly what products she used and how she created this hair look.
So if you’ve got long hair and aren’t quite sure how to make a ponytail work for a special occasion, read Jen’s steps below.
Prep damp hair
Before blow-drying your hair, apply mousse to your damp hair at the roots. Atkins used the Soft Mousse from her own hair brand, Ouai, which isn’t available here, so we suggest trying TONI&GUY Hair Care Volume Plumping Mousse.
Use a round brush when blow-drying for a smooth finish.
Add some extensions
If your hair is lacking length, section your hair and clip in some hair extensions. Atkins used Beauty Works Clip-In Extensions on Bella, but you can try Show Pony Clip-In Extensions.
Create your ponytail
To finish, secure your ponytail high on the crown of your head, and brush down fly-aways with a small brush. Spray with your hairspray to keep the style in place.
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