How to: the chic ultra low pony

The Rochas spring / summer 2013 collection boasts of a luxurious resort vibe with embroidered pieces in neutral and white. This collection instantly transports us to a summer cocktail party by the beach or on a yacht.

On the runway, the relaxed and glamorous look of the collection was complemented by a 2013 hairstyle that everyone with mid to long hair should try for the summer: the ultra low ponytail. One of the hottest hair trends for the coming year, the low ponytail is a an easy to do hairstyle that can be worn on almost any occasion. This particular look for the Rochas show has a vintage vibe to it, bringing in some Hollywood glamour to your summer vacation – and we’ve got the how-to guide right after the break.

ultra low pony hairstyle

How to: Rochas ultra low ponytail

It’s always good to start any hairstyling process with a good prepping routine. For this look, the hair should be straight and smooth so it’s best to apply an anti-frizz serum on damp hair before doing anything else. For extra protection, you can also use some heat protecting spray.

Dry your hair straight with a blow dryer and a paddle brush.

Create a center part then iron 1 inch sections of your hair to make it poker straight.

Once you’ve made your hair really straight, gather it going to your nape but make sure you leave some strands loose in front to frame your face.

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Take an elastic and secure the low ponytail. You can also take a rectangular piece of cloth and use that to tie your hair together, securing it with a bobby pin under your ponytail.

ultra low ponytail

If you want to get this look with the headband, take a rectangular piece of cloth or a bandana and just put it over your forehead. Make it go on top of the loose sections of your hair and then tie it over your low ponytail. If you don’t want to use a headband you can skip this part and go to the next step.

ultra low ponytail headband

Pull the elastic about 2 – 3 inches downwards to make your low ponytail into an ultra low ponytail.

rochas ultra low pony back

Ponytails are always a good choice for summer because they’re comfortable and chic. Low ponytails allows you to enjoy the comforts of a traditional ponytail without looking too traditional. If you want to see more photos of how the ponytail was styled on the Rochas spring 2013 runway, follow that link.

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