Ponytails will never go out of style. This classic hairstyle is always appealing because it’s easy to do and goes well with almost anything. When hairstylists do their thing and get creative, they update a classic look like the ponytail to give it a more modern twist. Ponytail updates are always something to look forward to, like this urban textured ponytail we spotted on the models of the Reed Krakoff spring / summer 2013 show.

The man behind this look is Redken Creative Consultant Guido Palau. Taking inspiration from the type of woman who would be clad in Reed Krakoff, this hairstyle is very confident and exudes a modern sophisticated vibe. Apart from being very textured, this hairstyle pays homage to the glossy wet look that remains on the list of hair trends for spring 2013. Check out the easy steps on how you can get this gorgeous ponytail after the break.

How to: urban textured ponytail

Start by applying treatment oil from roots to tips to damp hair. This will help you start building up that glossy or wet effect. The team at Reed Krakoff used Redken All Soft Argan-6 oil.

Create a rough side part. This look has one on the right but it really doesn’t matter if you choose to create one on the left – go with whatever best suits your hair and face shape.

Let your hair dry naturally for a few minutes and then re-apply the Argan oil for more gloss. Don’t apply too much: you only want a wet type of look, not a drenched or out-of-the-shower one.

textured wet ponytail how to

When your hair has dried to about 70%, pull your hair back lightly with your fingers into a low pony tail. Don’t use a brush or don’t pull too hard on your hair because this will smooth it out.

Secure your textured wet ponytail with some hairspray.

textured wet ponytail how to

Add more texture to this hairstyle by taking a few hair strands at the hair line and then pulling them lightly towards your forehead.

What’s great about this hairstyle is that you can wear it day or night. This look is a great alternative to the traditional ponytail and will surely spice up any ensemble.

Check out Reed Krakoff spring 2013 for how the hairstyle was worn on the runway, or for other tutorials visit our spring 2013 hairstyles page at that link.

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