As we tend to wind down more often in the lead up to Autumn, A ponytail is a great and relatively easy style to pull off.

Now, don't forget, there is still an art to this.

In fact, I remember being told that if I could master the perfect ponytail, I'd make a good stylist. Thank God that that happened.

A good ponytail is something to be admired and certainly practiced. Even the messy ones need a little bit of creativity in mind.

So, here are a few sneaky tips for you.

If you have fine, straight hair, it tends to slip on itself. This means that you need to add a little texture. A sea salt spray works perfectly for this.

I like to use Bumble & Bumble Surf spray (you can find it here)

To add volume and movement simply twist and tease the hair within the ponytail by taking small sections of hair and twisting them 3/4 of the way down. Keep hold of the twist in one hand and with your other hand- push the twisted pieces upwards towards the hairband.

If you want extra length, you should create the double ponytail. You make one ponytail using the bottom half of your hair, and one using the top half. This creates the illusion of a more lengthy ponytail.

If you need extra height, section the ponytail horizontally in two and place a butterfly or claw clip here. Drop the top section back down and you're done.

By adding twists and plaits to the hair before tying, you can achieve some really unique looks. Don't be afraid to mix it up a little. The possibilities are endless.

For inspiration and some handy tutorials, check out my Pinterest board here.

The faux ponytail is in town.

You may have noticed that there's a lot of long ponytails around lately, they look fantastic, perfectly flicked at the tip or smooth and glam.

Some of them look so perfect that you wonder if they are real. Chances are, they aren't.

Faking it is now easy.

These ponytails range from around £25 right up into the hundreds.

All you need to do is clip them in place over your own ponytail. You can chose ones with a wrap around section that can be used to hide the join between your hair and the faux hair or you go for others that are more focused on adding extra volume to your crown.

Do shop around and try them for size. If you have a small head, you could end up a little swamped.

I like Hershesons invisible ponytail. It is super easy to attach and it looks naturally glam. You can find it here

Who'd have thought that the ponytail would come so far over the last century. The men have been at it for years and now they're rocking them in new found ways. Check out my mens ponytail board here - It's interesting.

Go on, join in with the ponytail craze but remember, it is true what they say about hair follicle damage to the front hairline. Don't pull your pony 'too tight'. You don't need to create a face lift at the same time.


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