There’s a big difference between wearing a ponytail to the gym and on the red carpet - it’s amazing what texture and accessories can do in uplifting an ordinary hairstyle. Learn how to recreate Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's slicked back ‘do using expert advice from Aveda’s Hair Director Terri Robertson-Kirkwood.
Keep it down
Scoop out a pea-sized amount of pomade (like L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Density Material) and warm it in your palms. Run your hands down each side of the part to keep the hair down. This will also help to give it a shiny, reflective surface.
Pull it back
Gather the rest of the hair at the back (just slightly above the nape of the neck) in order to give a beautiful side-on silhouette.
Tie it up
With several elastic bands, tie your hair as close to the nape as possible. “Several hair bands can give thickness, so the pony moves out from the back of the head,” says Robertson-Kirkwood. Or, keep the ponytail looking minimalistic by taking an inch of hair from the bottom of your ponytail, and wrap it around the elastic bands. Secure with a hair pin.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.