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 Twist

Hey everyone! Today I’m going to show you all a great hairstyle for looking nice with minimal effort. Out of the ‘nice’ hairstyles I do on myself, this is one of my favourites because it’s so easy but looks so pretty. (I’m doing it on my sister today) The waterfall twist I’ll show you today is similar to the beautiful waterfall braid-style in Sophia’s post Waterfall Twist and Reverse Fishtail, but it uses two pieces of hair instead of three to create a lovely twist. (If you like this post, I’m sure you’ll love her combo hairstyle!) This hairstyle is definitely DIY as well, and looks great on just about any length of hair. I hope you enjoy it! 😀

Items needed: hair tie, accessory (optional)

Skill level: easy

Time: 5 minutes

Step-by-step:

  1. Part hair as desired (I used a middle part) and separate out a piece of hair at the front of the head, on one side of the part.
  2. Take another section of hair next to it, and wrap/place it over the first strand.
  3. Drop the first strand, pick up a piece of hair next to it and wrap/place it over the strand you’re still holding. Repeat until you reach the back of the head and clip out of the way.
  4. Repeat on the other side, tie the two ends together, and accessorise as desired.

And there you have it! Because this style is so loose and gentle anyway, you don’t really need to pancake it, unless you have fairly long, heavy hair. If your hair’s a bit too short to do a waterfall twist all the way around your head, it looks really nice if you just go partway round, and pin the end back with something pretty.

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Comment below and let me know if you liked this tutorial! Bye for now! 🙂