The low ponytail hairstyle we saw at the Valentino show proves that the obsession with royalty and regal styling will continue – not just as a fall 2013 fashion trend, but beyond into spring 2014.

Simple yet highly elegant, Redken’s Guido Palau created his version of the low ponytail for Valentino’s spring 2014 show. It’s a little austere and polished, crowned with an ornate headband giving it the touch of regality. The hair covering the ears gives it that old-world mood transposed to the present day for a highly wearable spring 2014 hairstyle.

Read on for the tutorial on how to create it for yourself.

ponytail covering the ears

How to: Valentino’s regal low ponytail

Valentino regal low ponytail

Start by prepping your damp hair with a blow-dry spray or heat protecting spray like Redken Satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry spray. Apply it from roots to tip. This helps keep your hair healthy and frizz free.

Velentino regal low ponytail

Next, blow dry your hair with a natural bristle brush until it’s smooth and then create a center part.

Valentino regal low ponytail

Once your hair is dried, backcomb the crown section of your hair for some volume.
Leaving out 1-inch sections in front, gather everything into a low ponytail and secure with an elastic. Then spray on some hairspray to make sure everything is in place. For the Lanvin show, Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray was used.
Next, put your headband on and then pull the front sections you left behind back over the band and your ears. Wrap the ends of these sections around the hair tie and secure it with pins.

Valentino regal low ponytail

Finish the look off by making sure no strand is out of place. Spray on some hairspray again but be careful not to spray on the headband.

valentino regal low ponytail

Ponytails can be far from boring, if you just mix them up a little bit. This hairstyle gives us the ease of having a ponytail but at the same times gives off a very elegant look that’s perfect for day or night. Of course you can also mix it up by adding any kind of headband – or even a simple ribbon – that you want.

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