January 05, 2014

How to Get the Perfect Ponytail | Hairstyle Tips

We receive so many requests on how to create a perfect ponytail, and there are some tricks that will certainly help. Today, we want to show you those tips.How to Get the Perfect Ponytail{Now, I know there are many readers who are looking only for complex and ultra-creative hairstyles, but keep in mind that we have readers of all skill levels, including young girls and daddies! Therefore, we will share posts ranging from easy, medium, and hard for hair doers at all levels.}How to Get the Perfect PonytailOur first Perfect Ponytail tip, shows you how to make your ponytail look longer. You will be shocked at what we do to accomplish this, but it works nicely!How to Get the Perfect Ponytail

How to Get the Perfect PonytailThe second Perfect Ponytail tip shows you how to give the ponytail a more voluminous look.

Have you ever perfected your ponytails in the morning only to have it fall flat by the early afternoon? This trick solves that problem with something you might not expect! A simple small butterfly clip!How to Get the Perfect Ponytail

How to Get the Perfect PonytailWe used to use butterfly clips on the girls when they were very young, to clip hair twists into place, but for the past year or so… each of us CGH girls have been carrying one with us everywhere we go!

It is the perfect trick to give your ponytail life that you would likely never get on your own!

Enjoy these tips!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 small hair elastic, 1 ponytail elastic, 1 small butterfly clip, volumizer/hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 2-4 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by teasing the front area of hair {if you have a hard time getting the poof the way you want it, you can even use bobby pins to create a pompadour effect first}…
  2. Using a smoothing brush, smooth out the top area of the section you just teased…  
  3. Next, gather a section of hair starting behind each ear and part going in an upside-down-U shape toward the middle back of your head…
  4. Secure the top hair out of the way for now.
  5. Now, create a low bottom ponytail {using a tiny elastic that matches your hair color} on the bottom section of hair you just created…  
  6. Next, create a high ponytail using the top section of hair…
  7. Using a tiny strand of hair, wrap it around the elastic holder to hide it, and secure with a bobby pin {not only does this hide the elastic, but it dresses up the ponytail}…
  8. Next, lift about 1/3 of the high ponytail upward and clip in a butterfly clip {matching your hair color} under the hair next to the elastic…  
  9. Now let the hair fall back down over the top of the clip, and tease the hair a little as needed {this adds an upward movement to your ponytail that makes it look more full and with some personality}…
  10. Add hairspray {as desired}.

Please feel free to leave me a comment below letting us know what you think of these Perfect Ponytail Tips, and feel free to leave your own!  As always, if you loved this hairstyle, please feel free to share it!

Happy Hairdoing!

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  • Jana Klement

    Perfect for real!!

  • cortney brown

    Looks great!

  • Tatum

    I love the volume added to the pony. Can’t wait to try!

  • It was nice but can I put when I go to school

  • meowstrings

    Thank you so much this was soooo helpful

  • Hey

    Sorry but you’re ugly and I’m like way prettier

    • Cam

      Well that was rude to say…

    • meowstrings

      Um… Okay?

    • Kristina

      Gee, people these days sure do post a lot of polite stuff… -.-

    • Well that is rude to say, but haters gonna hate and honey remember god don’t like ugly also I am sure they have more money than you. Stop hating. Stop being judgemnetal.

    • Annalisse

      Gosh no need to be a b***ch but haters gonna hate

  • Meagan Sturm

    How did you get it to curl?

  • Cool

  • Hi mindy I love the perfect ponytail video that I just watched

  • Madeline McHugh

    So pretty and easy.

  • Jamie

    Hi,I actually did this on my little sister and when I showed it to my mom she was like staring at it, wondering how it got so long in a couple of minutes.I finally explained the ‘double ponytail’ trick and all the other ones.Thanks for the tutorial!

  • love you site it has given me new ways to work with my daughters hair it is very fine. She loves the S braid and uses that hairstyle at least 3 days a week. My niece has been here so we have used several of your styles for her hair also. Her hair is really thick and long like mine and she loved the Zipper braid and Monday she wants to wear the lady gaga bow in her hair for school. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas and talent

  • cgh54321

    It looks so pretty! Is there an easier way to make this work on straight hair?

  • Sad

    This is so cute and very easy to do.thanks for putting up a video that is easy to do .

  • Good ideas and great tips about Ponytail hairstyle. Love these.

  • emily

    I’m part Dutch and I luv those to