Ryan Richman How To: Bouncy Half-Up Pony

Celebrity stylist Ryan Richman is behind some of the most red-carpet worthy hairstyles worn by Hollywood’s young stars—from Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family”) to Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”).

We tapped Ryan to show us how to create show-stopping hairstyles at home. Here Ryan creates a fun and versatile half-up hairstyle great for long hair.

Ryan Richman How To: Bouncy Half-Up Pony Finished Look

Bouncy Half-Up Pony

1. Wash and condition hair with Extra-Body Shampoo and Extra-Body Conditioner.

How To: Bouncy Half-Up Pony Step 2 of 14. Apply Extra Body Sculpting Foam and work through to ends.

2. On damp hair, apply Extra-Body Sculpting Foam®. Focus on the base, then work your way through to ends.

3. Remove excess moisture with the Express Ion Dry®+ Dryer, using your fingers for control.

4. Then blow-dry while using the large Express Ion Round® brush. Keep each section of hair perpendicular to the head for maximum volume and lift.

How To: Bouncy Half-Up Pony Step 4 of 14. Blow dry with a round brush.

5. Prep horizontal sections of hair with a light mist of Extra-Body Finishing Spray®.

6. With the Express Ion Gold Curl 1.5" Curling Iron, begin at the base by scooping upwards for volume, and feed in ends.

How To: Bouncy Half-Up Pony Step 6 of 14. Use Express Ion Gold Curling Iron 1.5". Start at base of hair.

How To: Bouncy Half-Up Pony Step 8 of 14. From top of head, use Express Ion Gold Curling Iron to curl hair. 

How To: Bouncy Half-Up Pony Step 7 of 14. Use Express Ion Gold Curling Iron to curl hair away from face.

7. Curl hair away from face on both sides.

8. Allow to cool once you have finished curling.

9. Take diagonal sections from the top of both ears to the crown.

How To: Bouncy Half-Up Pony Step 9 of 14. Use comb to section off hair.

10. Comb the entire section sleek to the crown and secure with an elastic.

How To: Bouncy Half-Up Pony Step 10 of 14. Brush top ponytail out with a round brush.

11. Stack two more elastics over the first elastic to create height within the ponytail. For extra stability, place a bobby pin into each side of the ponytail.

How To: Bouncy Half-Up Pony Step 12 of 14. Use your fingers to wrap rubber band with strands of hair.

12. Wrap a small section of hair from the ponytail to conceal the elastics. Pin to secure.

How To: Bouncy Half-Up Pony Step 13 of 14. Use Extra Body Sculpting Gel to hold down flyaways.

13. Tame any flyaways at the hairline with a small amount of Extra-Body Sculpting Gel®.

14. Lightly backcomb the ponytail for extra volume. Finish with Extra-Body Firm Finishing Spray®.

Now your glamorous half-up curled hairstyle is ready for a weekend wedding or a fun Friday night out. Check out Virtual Stylist for more on-trend hairstyle ideas.

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