The Perfect High Ponytail

The high ponytail brings me back to my school girl days. Having a mother that was not good at doing hair, I only had a few choices, half-up, braid, ponytail or down. Don’t even get me started on the time I had an Ogilvie home perm!!

Now that I have learned a thing or two about hair, I still often rely on the simplicity of a pony. You will need a few tools and products to achieve this look. One elastic hair band that preferably matches your hair color, I like the Ouchless ones by Goody. A brush, in which my favorite is by Sheila Stotts. A ribbon and hairspray of your choice. I like Davines Defining Glam Power spray.

Using your hands, pull your hair into a ponytail set high at the back of your head. Take the brush and brush your hair at the sides, top, and back of your head (under where the pony sits) to make sure all sides are sleek. Now use the elastic band to secure the pony in place. I like to pull the hair around the top of my head a little looser, just so it isn’t too “done.”  But if you like a sleeker look, skip this step. For this step, you can just use your fingers and rake them through the hair on top of your head (as if you were using your fingers as a make shift brush), if some pieces fall out, it is okay. At this point, you can also use the brush or your fingers to “fluff up” your ponytail…not too much, but just a little to give it some texture. Next, use the hairspray to set the style and make sure everything stays put.

Tie the ribbon in the color of your choice around the ponytail and make sure the ends of the ribbon are even. This gives the style a little sweetness.

The Sheila Stotts Removal Brush can be purchased for $28 at

The elastics can be purchased at

The hairspray can be purchased at The Andy Lecompte Salon in LA and they can ship it to you. 🙂 310-273-4100

The ribbon I honestly reused from a gift I got, but you can purchase at any craft store.