Paul Mitchell pro Danielle Valiente teamed up with the E! Red Carpet crew to provide a stunning hairstyle for one of the three fans receiving a makeover for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes. Danielle styled a super chic, romantic ponytail that was perfectly on-trend for Spring 2015. Here is her tutorial for getting the look:
"The ponytail is a staple hairstyle for women of all ages. It was worn 50 years ago and it will still be worn in 50 more years. What determines if a ponytail is in or out is entirely based on where it is placed. The super high, I-Dream-of-Jeannie ponytail has taken a backseat for now, while low ponytails are on-trend for Spring 2015. With that in mind, I created a low ponytail that had a young, modern and romantic feel for my model Rachel."
- Awapuhi Wild Ginger® HydroCream Whip®
- Awapuhi Wild Ginger HydroMist Blow-Out Spray™
- Hot Off The Press®
- Extra-Body Finishing Spray®
- Awapuhi Wild Ginger Shine Spray™
- Neuro® Dry
- Neuro Smooth
- Dressing brush
- 1 elastic
- 6 clear elastics
- Bobby pins
- Hair pins
- Rat tail comb
- Teasing brush
Get the Look:
1.) On clean dry hair, apply HydroMist Blow-Out Spray to the roots and mid-lengths.
2.) Apply HydroCream Whip to root area only.
3.) Next, use a dressing brush and your dryer to dry the roots, wrapping the hair from one side to the other and then straight back in the direction the ponytail will fall. Continue until the hair has volume and is completely dry.
4.) Use the Neuro Smooth to give the hair a completely smooth surface.
5.) Next, use your teasing brush to create elevation at the roots from front hairline to the top-back of the head. Be sure to build volume evenly throughout the hair, teasing the sides as well as the top. Lock in the tease with Extra-Body Finishing Spray as you go.
6.) Use the teasing brush to smooth the top layer of the teasing to hide any traces of backcombing. Direct all of the hair back into a ponytail and secure with an elastic.
7.) Take a small section of the ponytail from the bottom of the elastic and wrap it around the base of the ponytail to hide the elastic. Secure with a bobby pin.
8.) To create the segmented look, place a clear elastic about 2 " 2.5" down the ponytail and then take another small section of hair and wrap just as you did to cover the elastic. When the ends are at the back, secure with another clear elastic.
9.) If you want the sections in between the elastics to be more full, lightly tease the hair, set with hairspray and then apply the elastic.
10.) Repeat the process as many times as you would like down the length of the hair, being sure to leave out a few inches at the very end of the ponytail.
11.) Use Extra-Body finishing Spray to smooth any flyaways and finish with Awapuhi Wild Ginger Shine Spray for a beautiful red carpet glisten.
Absolutely gorgeous! Be sure to tag Danielle (@DanielleValiente) on social media if you re-create her 2015 red carpet ponytail. We hope to see your beautiful versions of this style!
Blog image via Danielle Valiente.
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