How To: Glam Party Pony With Tape In Hair Extensions
This loose and flowy pony looks perfectly polished and effortless at the same time. A bouncy pony that’s full of volume compliments any face shape. This ponytail can be dressed up for formal occasions or dressed down for everyday wear. Here is how we created the glam party pony look:
STEP 1: ADD EHP TAPE-IN EXTENSIONS
To add volume and fullness to our model Serena’s hair, stylist Angie Gilmore performed a partial length application. The main color used was ‘Strawberry Shortcake.’ Around the fringe area a few panels of ‘Apricot Tart’ was combined with ‘Strawberry Shortcake’ to give dimension and add subtle highlights to Serena’s hair.
STEP 2: CURL AND SET
Once extensions were applied Serena’s hair was curled with a 2” iron in 2” sections, and set to cool with small metal duckbill clips at the base. The curls were placed “on base” for maximum volume. The hair was then allowed to completely cool before the clips were removed to continue styling.
Pro Tip: Most stylists use hairspray as a final finish only, for best hold spray the hair before, during, and after the curl and set process.
STEP 3: BACKCOMB AND GATHER
Once the clips are removed from completely cooled curls we backcombed or “teased” at the root to remove any indentation left from the clips and heat styling as well as to add volume. The hair was then loosely gathered over to one side using a boar bristle brush.
STEP 4: SECURE AND DECORATE
After the hair was loosely gathered on the side we took a 1-inch section from the base or nape of Serena’s hair and wrapped it around the style to create the pony shape. No ponytail holder was used in securing the style. The “holder” is actually just the hair that is wrapped around and secured with a bobby pin on the underside of the pony. An embellished hair pin was added on the outside of the pony for an added pop of glam. Style was set with a finishing spray.
Pro Tip: If the volume of the pony isn’t matching the volume of the hair around it, backcomb into the actual pony and smooth just the surface with a boar bristle brush or using your fingers.