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2017, it's a wrap: tie up your ponytail with style

As you turn your back on 2017, make a statement with a striking take on the classic ponytail. This look guarantees you'll start your new year in style.

Rethink your hair elastic

When it comes to ponytails, usually the only two questions we ask ourselves is,"high or low?" and "what colour elastic?" But now we can add a new dilemma to the list: "What about a statement hair tie?"

Take a look at this standout runway look. Instead of a bland elastic band, the hair is tied up using a matte black ribbon which is then wrapped around and down the hair almost to the ends. The result takes a regular ponytail from a tame trot to dressage-worthy!

Recreating the look

In addition to a matte velvet ribbon (or any type of ribbon of your choice), don't forget to use the right hair styling products!

For starters, you don't want any troublesome flyaways ruining your catwalk-inspired style, so rub a few drops of Mythic Oil's Huile Originale Mythic Oil's Detangling Spray into your palms and smooth down the lengths and tips of damp or dry hair. Then, use a flat paddle brush to detangle and make your hair super sleek before tying into a low pony using your clear elastic.

Tuck one end of your ribbon into the elastic and wrap around the base of the hair, then slowly wrap the ribbon (quite) tightly around and down the lengths, stopping ¾ of the way down. To hold it in place, either tie and tuck with an elastic, or use a bobby pin to secure the end of the ribbon at the back of the ponytail. This way, the pin will fall against your neck/upper back and stay invisible.

Professional tip: Even if your hair feels secure, always finish a styled look with a hairspray like L'Oréal Professionnel's Infinium Pure L'Oréal Professionnel's Infinium. This will not only provide glossy shine, but ensure your hair doesn't frizz or come loose over time. You won't regret it!

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