How to Create the Perfect Ponytail!

Today I’m going to let you in a little secret: how to make your ponytail look longer, and more full with just one simple trick! (No hair extensions required!) I’ve done this hairstyle on and off for quite a few years now, it looks so good in second day curls, and you could even add a dutch braided accent going into the ponytail like this.

I would recommend you use curls as the base for your ponytail, because if you have straight hair the trick will be much more noticeable. Plus, when you have a long ponytail of curls it looks great! 😉 You can do whatever curls you’d like, I just did some loose messy curls today for a more casual look.

Time: 1 minute (max!)

Difficulty: Super easy!

Step-by-step instructions:

  1.  Begin by scooping your hair up at the front like you would a normal ponytail..
  2. Next, gradually add hair from both sides of our hair all the way to the base of your neck,
  3. You should a upside down “V” shape of hair left out underneath the ponytail you’re holding in your hand..
  4. Tie off the majority of the hair in a high ponytail (the higher you do it, the longer you hair will look)
  5. And leave that V shaped section out of the ponytail..
  6. Adjust the ponytail to you liking and make sure the hair underneath is not visible.
  7. And you’re done!

Let me know if you liked this tutorial, and any feedback you have (we love to read your comments!)

1940’s inspired up-do

Hello everybody!

Today’s hairstyle is inspired by the hair fashion in America during the 1940’s. I’ve been really interested in all thingy beauty and fashion during that WWII era, and this look was the result of it.

Back in WWII, women had to keep their hair out of the way, since they were working in factories and other places where long flowing locks would have been both intruding and sometimes dangerous.Yet, they still sported some pretty stunning hairdos.

This is an inspired look, since on most days I’m not up to wearing some victory rolls and such. If you would like to see a more original look, please let me know in the comments!

difficulty level: easy

time needed: 5 minutes

items needed: 6 bobby pins, two hair ties, one bandana (optional)

1.) Section hair off into a side part. This hairstyle works with curly or straight hair.

2.) On the “thicker” side of the side part, grab approximately 2 inch section of hair, depending on how thick your hair is. Twist the section slightly, and pin.

3.) Gently tug at the pinned section of hair, especially near the hairline, this will give the voluminous effect that was popular during the 40’s.

4.) (Still on the same side) Grab a thinner section of hair, beginning from the top of your ear, all the way up to the pinned section. Twist this section, and tug at the twist, to make it softer and a little thicker-looking. Pin this with a bobby pin in a slightly upwards direction, nearer the crown of the head.

5.) On the thinner side of the part, grab another thin section of hair, from the top of your ear, all the way up to the part. Twist the section, gently tug it, and pin it up towards the crown of your head.

6.) Divide the rest of your hair in two equal parts.

7.) Twist each section, and coil each into low buns, securing with the hair ties. Remember to twist and coil inwards. (So if your coiling the right section, you’d be twisting and coiling to the left, and vice versa.)

8.) Use bobby pins to lift and secure the two buns close together.

9.) (optional) Tie a bandana around your head, with a super cute knot to finish off your 1940’s hairdo!

I hope you all enjoyed this hairstyle. It’s super easy to do, and it can be worn for casual or formal occasion. (Maybe lose the bandana for the formal occasions though, haha!) It’s so nice with summer coming around, because it keeps your hair off your neck.

Please let me know what you think of the hairstyle, and also if you’d like to see a more “original” 1940’s look!

Catch ya later!

–Sophia

P.S. I prefer using soft hair band ties for buns, since they’re gentler on your hair. I chose a blue one and a white one, to tie in with the American patriotic theme. 😉