Aveda Global Creative Director Antoinette Beenders calls this ponytail creation a sleek high performance ponytail — but when it stepped out at the Osklen Spring/Summer 2014 show at New York Fashion Week I knew we had a hit style for fall. Antoinette Beenders tells you step by step how to recreate this versatile style.
Flat iron hair in sections, beginning at the back of the head and moving forward. Spray a light coat of Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray
to each section before ironing to ensure a sleek, totally straight finish.
Step 3: Part hair across the crown of the head, creating two sections. Gather the bottom section into a ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with elastic.
Step 4: Part the top section of hair on the right side of the head at a slight diagonal, creating two sections of hair.
Separate a small section of hair from the back of the right section with a fine tooth comb. Saturate each section with Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray
and comb back toward the nape of the neck, tight to the head. Layer each section over the previous to create a sleek, smooth side.
Step 6: Gather this section at the nape and cross over the top of the ponytail and clip.
Repeat the process on the left section, but coat each section of hair with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray
for a softer, contrasting texture.
Step 8: Gather the left section and cross over the ponytail. Release the right side, wrap ends under the ponytail and tie into a knot. Secure with hair pins. Use a flat iron to flatten any loose ends and create a sleek, cohesive ponytail.