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Cool and effortless ways to style a low ponytail

  A bright bandana or patterned necktie, for example, can make the perfect hair ties!     Don't let your mid-length hair lie flat and lifeless in a low ponytail.    Yes, even short hair can work a low ponytail, provided that it ends at your chin level or lower.
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It's easy to fall into a rut when styling your hair every day, especially when your go-to is a regular low ponytail. Here's how to update your hairstyle, regardless of the length of your hair...

Long hair, low ponytail: untie your creativity

Long hair speaks for itself. That said, there's no reason you can't give it a little more pizzazz when tying it into a low ponytail... Use your imagination, and a few accessories, to make it really stand out.

A bright bandana or patterned necktie, for example, can double as the perfect hair ties! You might still have to use an elastic underneath to prevent the hair from slipping out, or you could use a texturising product like the Fix Max hair gel by Tecni.ART. It provides invisible hold and texture without weighing down the hair or leaving any sticky residue.

More ideas for styling long hair at the office

Practicality is key here, so why not try your hand at a braiding technique (French, Dutch, fishtail, the list goes on!) that keeps long hair out of your face, but which also shows off its length and colour?

Mid-length hair with a voluminous low pony

Don't let your mid-length hair lie flat and lifeless in a low ponytail – give it some subtle body by lightly backcombing the underneath sections and smoothing over the top. Keep the top sections of the hair natural, and focus your teasing on the mid and back areas just above the pony.

Our go-to tool for volume and a modern matte finish is the Morning After Dust from Tecni.ART. Plus, it has a delicious fragrance that lasts for up to 24 hours, ensuring your low ponytail leaves an impression.

More ideas for styling mid-length hair every day

Hesitating over washing your hair, and worried about it just becoming greasy all over again? Go for a subtle wet-look style by using a comb and a small amount of gel to slick back the front sections of hair when the oil is the most obvious. Not only will no-one guess your hair needs a wash, but you'll be channeling one of the key catwalk hairstyles this season!

Short hair & sleek, accessorised ponytail

Yes, even short hair can work a low ponytail, provided that it ends at chin level or lower. Prevent this style from looking like you ran out of ideas by keeping it cute and sleek, and even combining your low ponytail with an accessory, such as a patterned fabric hair band!

Keep your short hair smooth, shiny and under control by using a smoothing shampoo and conditioner. We love the Nutrifier Shampoo from Serie Expert, which includes glycerol and coconut oil to cleanse and nourish the hair. The result? Radiant short hair that looks great in any hairstyle.

More ideas for styling short hair on the go

Because short hair won't get in your eyes, there's no excuse not to go for a big voluminous hairstyle! For bouncy curls, waves or textured volume on any hair length, thermo-modelling hairspray Pli from Tecni.ART gives instant lift right from the roots. Spray as much as you want onto towel-dried hair, then blow-dry with your head flicked upside down to create envy-inducing body.

Top tip for styling a low ponytail:

Let your blow dryer dictate how your hair looks before you tie up your low ponytail. A diffuser attachment will give natural-looking body, and emphasise waves, while a concentrator nozzle is excellent for smoothening rebellious hair.

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