Zendaya Low-Ponytail

Hey everyone! 😀
Sophia here. Today, I’m going to show you all how to do a super simple, chic hairstyle. You probably guessed by the title, but it is inspired by this picture I saw of the absolutely gorgeous Zendaya.

DancinGirl requested that one of us do a hairstyle that would be suitable for dancing. I’m not a dancer, but I played soccer for all my life, and I know that this is a hairstyle that will look elegant and stay in place.

So, in the pic, Zendaya is wearing an on point, slick, low ponytail. It’s lovely, but I wanted to create something with a little bit of a “surprise” factor in it. In the front, it’ll still look like a perfect low ponytail, but once you turn around, there’s something extra about it.


This hairstyle can be done with curly or straight hair, but for the purpose of matching Zendaya’s look, I opted to straighten my hair, to keep with the sleekness.

Difficulty Level: easy

Time: 5-10 minutes

Items needed: 1 small elastic, 1 hairband, 2 bobby-pins, 1 spray bottle with water, comb, & boar bristle brush.

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Using a comb, make a deep side part, stopping right before the crown of your head. Brush the hair at the crown of your head back.
2. Sectioning off the hair at the crown of your head, tie it with the small elastic. (So now you should have a small ponytail.) Then, make a hole in the ponytail, and flip the hair through it.
(See video for more instruction.)
3. Mist your entire hair with water. Using the boar-bristle brush, smooth down the hair on either side of the side part. Boar bristle brushes are great because they are so dense, and are perfect for smoothing hair.
4. Gather all of your hair into a low ponytail, and tie with the hairband.
5. Grab a 1 inch section of hair from the ponytail, and spray it with water. Wrap the strand
around the hairband, and pin with two bobby-pins.
6. Gently brush through the ponytail with the boar-bristle brush for extra smoothness. Spray with hairspray to avoid fly-aways.
7. (optional) Add in some twisty decorations on the thinner side of your side part. Twisty
decorations are wonderful since they are great at staying put for a long time.

 

…and that’s it! So easy, right? It’s perfect for so many occasions, be it a party, dance
competition, or soccer game!

Let me know what you think of it in the comments, and make sure to go to “Hairstyle Requests” and comment if you have any other looks you’d like us to do.

Catch ya later!
— Sophia

Waterfall Ponytail/Sport Hairstyle

I realised it was about time for another sports hairstyle tutorial, so today I’m going to show you how to create this cool waterfall braid ponytail! If you can waterfall braid, you’ll have this hairstyle down pretty quick. For those of you who can’t waterfall braid yet, see my tutorial here. I sort of just came up with this hairstyle yesterday, but I’m sure it’s been done before. 😀

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The thing that’s a bit different in this hairstyle to a normal waterfall braid in this tutorial is that the actually drop the top strand instead of the bottom one. {Watch the short video down below to see what I mean 😉 }

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Items needed: one hair tie, 4 bobby pins, hairspray.

Time: 5-10 minutes

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. To begin with take a small section from one side of the hair in the front and separate the hair into 3 sections..
  2. Do the first stitch of a normal waterfall braid, only drop the top strand out of the way {instead of the bottom one}.
  3. Now pick up a small section of hair to add back into the braid and add it back as the top piece. You have basically just dropped the top strand and replaced it with a new strand in the exact same location.
  4. Now take that top  strand and cross it over the middle strand.…
  5. You then add hair to the bottom strand {this is exactly what you would do with a regular French braid}and cross it over the middle strand…
  6. Repeat steps 1-5 over and over again until you get to just past your ear..
  7. Using the three remaining strands, create a basic braid and secure the ends with an elastic or clip for now..
  8. Essentially you’re just doing a french braid the whole time, only you drop the top strand each time over and pick up some more hair from just behind the strand you’ve dropped and continue…
  9. Repeat steps 1-8 on the other side, {trust me it’s really not as complicated as it all sounds 😉 }
  10. When you have both braids secured, gather up all your hair {except the two braids} and pull up into a ponytail, just before you secure it, grab the two braids and add them into the rest of the hair…
  11. Once you have the ponytail secured pick up a small piece of hair from the back of the ponytail and wrap it around the hair tie, and secure with a bobby pin or two.
  12. Finish with hairspray if desired. And you’re done!

A bonus to this hairstyle is that is you have any natural highlights in your hair {like me ;)}, or otherwise, they show up really well through the strands going into the ponytail! 😉

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I hope you enjoyed this waterfall sports hairstyle! What other sports hairstyles would you like to see? And remember you can leave any other hairstyle requests here.