When your locks are as long and lush, you’ll want them to be front and center. Start by applying a strong-hold gel to clean, wet hair and diffuse or blow dry. Break up tight coils by brushing them with a natural-bristle brush to create voluminous, undulating waves. Divide hair into a deep side part and tightly gather hair off to one side. Secure with an elastic band just behind the ear and drape ponytail over one shoulder.
43. Selita Ebanks African American Hairstyle: Slicked back, wet-look pony Fashion model Selita Ebanks rocks the wet-look trend by wearing her hair in a slicked back ponytail. This look is achieved by smoothing hair with gel, and then carefully blow-drying it to give it texture and keep it in place. Perfect for a bad hair day, wet-look hair is also sexy and casual.
If you've got long hair like Sarah Jessica, this style can be recreated without using additional hair, but if you haven't got the length, some fake strands an be incorporated to add extra fullness. To begin, mist on a spray gel, comb hair thoroughly and tightly pull back and secure in a high pony tail. Next, section out a three-inch section from the underside of the ponytail. Backcomb the remaining portion of the ponytail, focusing on the underside. Then, take the three-inch section and draw ...
"The top is sleek, but the back is wild," Urban says of Smalls's pulled-back style. "It needs to be dramatic, so this is best for women with long hair." Prep hair with a shine serum, like Kiehl's Stylist Series Silk Groom Serum, and blow it dry. Smooth over with a flatiron (Sedu Icon Styling Iron is a Best of Beauty winner) and create a perfectly straight part. Pull hair into a ponytail and run a strong-hold gel (Urban recommends Sebastian Liquid Steel Hair Gel) over the front for tons of shine.
HIGH PONYTAIL This sleek style isn't your typical, swingy cheerleader ponytail. Slick down the hair with gel and pull it into a tight ponytail at the crown of the head. Wrap a cloth headband (or heck, bondage tape) around the elastic to give the ponytail major lift. Flatiron the tail to finish the look.
Doesn't she look posh? The best part is that a donut can help you create this perfect high full bun in just a couple of minutes. Just add some hair gel to those kinky baby hairs before brushing them into a ponytail and then wrap your hair around the donut and secure with bobby pins!
Polished Ponytail: Apply blow-dry gel to towel-dried hair and blow hair dry straight with a round brush. Flat iron your hair, until it's nice and sleek. Smooth your hair into a high ponytail, leaving one small section free. Secure it with an elastic. Take the remaining small section of hair, and wrap it around the elastic of the pony. Secure with a bobby pin. Apply a dab of styling gel to your palms and slick them over your hairline to tame flyaways
High ponytail: A ponytail works just fine in a professional environment as long as it neatly put together and not with a flashy clip or band. Upswept hair tied together looks smart and is also quite practical since it doesn't keep coming in the way. Gel it if you'd like to or simply comb with a fine toothed brush for a smoothed down look.