How to: diagonal low ponytail

What’s different about this hairstyle is its parting. We’re used to seeing center part and side part hairstyles but this diagonal part style is more adventurous making it perfect for women who like to experiment. This spring 2013 hairstyle is very slick with its low ponytail and its shiny finish.

This diagonal low ponytail hairstyle is from Richard Chai Love, styled by Frank Rizzieri and Kevin Ryan for Aveda. The hairstyle created is for the most part very classic and looks like a regular ponytail – but its got a little twist to it in the diagonal parting on top. The style is very simple and very easy to recreate and the assymetrical parting will definitely add a little bit of an edge to your hair. Read on to follow the steps on how you can recreate this look.

diagonal ponytail

How to: diagonal low ponytail

While your hair is still a little bit damp, apply a volumizing spray from roots to tips. At Richard Chai Love Aveda Pure Abundance was used. Next blow dry the hair straight using a high quality brush like a Mason Pearson or equivalent.
After blow drying, use a flat iron and straighten your hair in sections from the nape to the crown.
Create a square on top of the head by parting the hair along the parietal ridge (the point where the top of the head curves downward) on both sides. Secure the hair on top with an elastic.

diagonal part ponytail

With a fine-toothed comb, smooth out the bottom section of the hair and spritz it with a firm hold hairspray to control flyaways. Secure that section into a low ponytail at the base of the head and flat iron the loose ends to get that smooth look at the end. Spritz it with hairspray to hold it in place.
Now onto the top section, remove the elastic band and flat iron it until it is straight. Brush towards the right ear to make a clean parting on the left.
For the assymetrical part, start at the point where the left parting meets the forehead, make another part diagonal across the head, creating two diagonal sections. For shine and hold, put a penny sized dollop of a strong hold gel like Aveda’s Flax Seed Aloe gel on top of the head.
Pull both sections back and secure with the low ponytail at the nape of the neck. Make sure that the diagonal partings you have created will be clearly defined at the end.

diagonal low ponytail

Lastly, with a fine toothed comb, flatten the flyaways and spritz a generous coating of a spray-on shine for gloss.

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