Tutorial - The Undone Romantic Pony

The silly season is quickly approaching and our diaries are filling up with all kinds of social events and summer soirees. Whether you’re heading to a wedding, bridal shower or even a lazy picnic in the sunshine, we’ve created the perfect pony to combat those “what on earth will I do with my hair!?’ moments.

It’s simple, elegant and completely fuss free and is a nice alternative to wearing your hair down because - hello, Brisbane humidity. If you’re unsure of how to wave your hair, check out our previous tutorial on waving. However, this style looks just as great working with your natural hair, we just recommend that you add some dry shampoo or a dry texture spray to keep it from looking flat.

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Here’s what you’ll need -

4-6 hair elastics (This will depend on how many twists you’d like to create and how long your hair is. We used 5 on Emma’s hair.)

Tail Comb

Wide Tooth Comb

Bobby Pins (We only needed one but you might require more)

Mr Smith Sea Salt Spray

Mr Smith Serum

Mr Smith Dry Shampoo

Mr Smith Hairspray

Step One - Prep Hair & Create Loose Waves

Spritz hair with Mr Smith texturising spray or sea salt spray. (If you have neither you can use a mousse here) Blast dry the hair, tipping your head forward to create volume and texture. Wave hair according to our waving tutorial or let hair take it’s natural form and skip waving with heat tools.

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Step Two - Create Twists and Start Building the Pony

After you’ve brushed out the waves, spray mids and ends with Mr Smith Dry Shampoo or a good quality Dry Texturising Spray. Take your first section by parting the hair horizontally from the top of the ears back and secure loosely with an elastic. (If the band is too tight, it will be difficult to flip the hair through and you won’t be able to create a neat twist.) Use your tail comb (or fingers) here to loosen where desired and to pull some pieces out from around the face.

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 Create the twist by wrapping the end of the pony through the gap above the elastic. Use an up and around/down rotation rather than flipping under and up.

Create the twist by wrapping the end of the pony through the gap above the elastic. Use an up and around/down rotation rather than flipping under and up.

Repeat

Take a second section about 3cm wide from directly underneath the last. Secure with an elastic and repeat the twisting process by flipping the ponytail through the gap.

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 Take a third section and repeat the steps listed above.

Take a third section and repeat the steps listed above.

Step three - Secure Pony and Add Finishing Touches

Once you’ve created three twisted sections secure a ponytail at the nape of your neck with an elastic. Take a small section of hair from the back of the pony (closest to the nape of your neck) and wrap around the hair elastic. Secure with a bobby pin (tip - face the bobby pin upwards to prevent hair from falling out) Apply a generous amount of Mr Smith Hairspray and finish with a little Mr Smith Serum through ends.

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VOILA!

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Mikki Auld