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This Ponytail Style Is the Next Big Thing in Braids

Jul 26 2014 - 1:00pm

Last year we couldn't stop talking about the braided faux undercut [1] hairstyle, and now it's getting a Summer-friendly makeover. This part ponytail, part pompadour, part undercut look is perfect for second-day hair. Plus, all your strands are up off the neck, making it ideal for humid days. We've spotted a similar look on celebrities like Iggy Azalea and Selena Gomez [2], but Mario Russo of Salon Mario Russo [3] broke down the look step by step. Re-create it at home with his tips below.

Source: Getty / Johnny Nunez [4]

Step 1

Curl the full head of hair with a large-barrel iron. If you want your ponytail to have loose waves, you can also blow-dry hair using an extralarge round brush.

Source: Salon Mario Russo [5]

Step 2

Tease hair at the crown, making sure to only push hair down once or twice. This step creates a subtle pompadour, but you can also add a stuffing piece to get Iggy's height.

Source: Salon Mario Russo [6]

Step 3

Create one to three cornrows on the side of the head, and secure with clear elastic bands at the ends.

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Step 4

Using a hair tie, gather hair and braids into a ponytail at the crown.

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Step 5

Using a one-inch section of hair from the bottom of the pony, hide the elastic.

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Step 6

Bobby pins can help the hair stay put; just make sure to find bobbies in your hair color.

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Step 7

Create a small pompadour in front using the rattail end of a small comb. Finish the ponytail with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray [11] ($42).

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The Original

The Final Look

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The Final Look

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