High ponytails and messy buns have long been the go-to hairstyles for women in a hurry, but it’s the low ponytail that’s the ponytail du jour in 2013. Like its higher incarnation, the low ponytail can of course be there for those moments we’re short on time, but there will always be the occasion where we want to dress it up.
Jenny Packham’s spring 2013 show inspires the perfect way to make the low ponytail an occasion’s hairstyle. Twisted elegantly, it depends on the side part to provide a nice combination of two of spring 2013’s hairstyles.
You can find a full tutorial for the twisted, low ponytail after the break.
The twisted low ponytail.
The lead hair stylist for Jenny Packham’s spring 2013, TRESemmé’s Jeanie Syfu, said that the inspiration for the twisted low ponytail hairstyle was the “women who [partied] beside the Rat Pack in the 1960s in Las Vegas.” That makes it a young and flirty hairstyle for the vivacious girl with now-classic sensibilities. Take away the imagery of the Rat Pack, and you can easily imagine that it’s the kind of hairstyle that Taylor Swift would wear.
Twisted low ponytail: how to.
The deep side part that balances the hairstyle’s twist.
Pin the twist over your ear.
The back of the twisted hairstyle, showing how the twist is angled before becoming a low ponytail.
The ends of your twisted low ponytail can be smooth or teased.
Et voila! You’re ready to party with your twisted low ponytail! If you’re looking for other spring 2013 hair trends to try, follow the link.
Twisted hairstyle without a ponytail.
For reference’s sake, it’s also possible to achieve the same twisted hairstyle look without a ponytail.
Twist hairstyle for short hair without a ponytail.