Teased Pony

January 3, 2013

teased pony - drifter and the gypsy blog

Hello there, Emily from It Girl Rag Doll here, back again with another hair tutorial! I have never really been one for a pony tail, usually opting for a braid or something a bit more interesting instead. But here we have an easy way to spruce up your pony and make things a bit most interesting, and add some ’60s kitsch to it at the same time! I give you the teased pony!

teased pony - drifter and the gypsy blog

A few key ingredients:
-Hair tie
-Bobby pins
-Ribbon (optional)

teased pony - drifter and the gypsy blog

1. Start with your hair down, parted however you like (cat optional) and if you want to curl it a bit to start, that’s just fine. In fact the more volume your hair has the better.

2. Take the back top part of your hair, just behind your part and hold it up. Throw a whole bunch of hairspray in there, lift up different pieces and still holding it up for a few seconds after you spray to give it a chance to dry.

3 & 4. Next take a comb and start teasing like crazy. All around the back crown of your head, lift up different chunks and backcomb till it starts to stand on its own. Get the whole back like that, a little on the sides too, till it looks huge and puffy. Use the comb to lightly brush over the top of it, careful not to brush it down and flatten it, you just want it to be somewhat smooth over the surface so it doesn’t look TOO much like a rats nest.

teased pony - drifter and the gypsy blog

5 & 6. Then gather the top section of hair, from the front near your face, and bring it back into the teased bunch in the back. Pinch it all together and slightly twist it over and push up a little to give it a bit more lift.

7 & 8. Take a bobby pin and place it right where the hair is twisted together and insert it upwards into the teased part. It should only take about 2 or 3 pins to hold it in place.

(At this point your hair is already looking pretty good. You could just go ahead and leave it like so, maybe add a barrette at the base of the poof for a whole other hair style on it’s own.)

9 & 10. Next gather all the rest of your hair into a pony just below the base of the poof where your bobby pins are and secure it with a hair tie. You can leave it just like that, or something I like to do is tie a ribbon or something in it. I often times use the “rags” I use to rag curl my hair. It’s just a little something extra to add some cuteness to it, as well as hide the hair tie.

Throw a bit more hairspray over the top of it to really hold it in place, and you’re done!!

teased pony - drifter and the gypsy blog

You can take a curling iron and curl the pony a bit if you would like to. But that’s really it, simple right? Be sure to stop back at the beginning of each month for more simple and fun things to do with your hair!!

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