With the spring season comes laid-back clothes and warmer weather, which beg for a hairstyle that coincides with the playful attitude. A girly, textured ponytail gives off fun, care-free vibes that any girl can embrace. Tresemme Celebrity Stylist, Jenie Syfu, who is credited for making starlettes like Sandra Bullock, Amanda Bynes and Lily Allen’s tresses look red carpet ready gave me the scoop on how to get the look. Here's how she created the textured ponytail backstage at Whitney Port’s Spring/Summer 2010 Whitney Eve fashion show:
Apply mousse to damp hair and blow dry upside down using a round brush. “Blowdrying upside down instantly creates more volume,” commented Syfu. Try Tresemme 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse ($4.99, drugstore.com).
Take one to two inch sections of hair and curl using a 1 inch curling iron to create texture. A great iron, Infiniti by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron, 1” ($11.60, drugstore.com).
Using a fine-toothed comb, tease the top of the head towards the front of the hairline for volume.
Use your fingers as a brush to pull up your locks into a ponytail towards the crown of your head and secure with an elastic.
Create even more texture through the top by combing it through with your fingers and mist a light finishing spray over it. I like Dove Flexible Hold Hairspray ($4.59, drugstore.com).