How-To: Structured Textured Ponytail

Published by: Sexy Hair Team
Aug 05, 2020


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Learn how to create the perfect textured pony with SexyHair Visionary Team Member and #ItTakesAProTeam Artist Antonio Estrada (@AntEstradaHair). Showcasing how to create a full-length textured pony along with braiding techniques, Antonio also talks through his favorite Sexy Hair artistrypro products to get the look.

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Products Used:
SexyHair artistrypro tactile Dry Texture Spray
SexyHair artistrypro avant-guard Heat Protection & Finishing Spray

Step-By-Step:
1.Apply SexyHair artistrypro tactile Dry Texture Spray

•Curl all hair vertically towards the back and away from the face using 1-inch iron.

2.Pre-Sectioning:

•Top Profile: Section from the front hairline to crown as well as horizontal partings on both left and right at parietal area.
•Left and Right Profiles: Horizontal partings at parietal, and vertical partings from top of ear to crown.

3.Top Profile: Subdivide into two sections down the center with a horizontal parting off the front hairline.

•Create a three-stranded Dutch braid in the center of both subsections beginning at front hairline.
•Keep braids flat to head with no volume, adding small sections from both sides to each braid.
•Secure ends of all braids with a clear hair elastic.

4.Left and Right Profiles: Create a three-stranded Dutch braid on both left and right sides as executed in top profile.

•Clip all braids onto the top of the head.

5.Back Profile: Subdivide section using a horizontal parting from top of left to top of right ear.

6.Create a ponytail in the lower section at the top parting line.

•Secure base of pony using two bobby pins attached to a clear hair elastic by inserting bobby number one, wrapping around base and then inserting bobby number two in the opposite direction of number one.
•Slice a small section from bottom of pony and wrap around base to hide hair elastic.
•Apply SexyHair artistrypro tactile Dry Texture Spray onto base of pony.
•Working with small, horizontal sections backcomb, internally and expand to widen each section to cover base.

7.Create a ponytail in top section and secure at base using the same technique as above.

•Unclip four braids, adding to base of pony and secure at base using same technique.
•Apply SexyHair artistrypro tactile Dry Texture Spray internally onto base of pony.
•Repeat subsectioning, backcombing and expansion of each as executed on lower pony.
•Apply SexyHair artistrypro avant-guard Heat Protection & Finishing Spray for hold and shine.
•Gently pull to create definition, separation and curled ridges on top.

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