High and MightyOh, how everyone loves a good high ponytail. It's a go-to summer hairstyle. However, it does not have to be your typical high ponytail creation. When we think high ponytail, gym day magically pops up out of thin air. Top ponies, can be dressed up, and boring is one thing it does not have to be! Your ponytail can be sleek, soft, or messy; it's all about the mood and occasion you're going for. With the clip in extensions, you can create the perfect high ponytail each time effortlessly. By adding various lengths, textures, and colors. Instead, you want to add length, volume, or feel, to your hairstyle clip-ins are the way to create and re-create various hairstyles for every occasion! So let's get started!
The BasicsUsing your clip in extensions to create your high ponytail, there are five necessary steps to achieve the look. Once forming the bases of your high ponytail, you should then make small adjustments to cater to you personally.
Step #1Create a small ponytail at the crown of your head; this will act as the base to secure your clip in extensions.
Step #2Take your largest weft and start clipping around your ponytail base (be sure to clip the extensions in as close to your base as possible, the tighter, the better, you want your hair to feel secure)
Step #3Continue to place the wefts in the same manner with your largest used first.
Step #4Now, gather your hair into a high pony, and be sure it covers the wefts and clips. The smaller the base of your ponytail, the easier it is to conceal
Step #5Secure the hair with a ponytail holder
One Polished PonyDate night anyone? High ponytails have come a long way, and it is special occasion approved! The sleek pony is classic, but with intense shine and stick straight strands it dresses up dramatically! After following your basics steps listed above, take a hair strand large enough to wrap around the base of your high ponytail. Although, not a necessary action, it will hide your elastic as well as give a polished finish. Tip: Be sure that your hair has been blow-dried straight and flat ironed. To rid flyaways, you can spritz finishing hairspray onto a small brush and smooth accordingly.
Soft and Simple PonyYou know how they say "the simpler, the better"? That goes for high ponytails as well! After creating your basic high ponytail, with your clip in extensions use a large barrel curling iron to create subtle waves. Curl in various directions and different section sizes to create multiple wave patterns so that it won't be uniform curls. Tip: Adding clip in extensions with various lengths will create more volume and waves! Want to add a bit of dimension? Add highlighted clip in extensions, the variation in tones will make the waves pop!
'I Woke Up Like This' PonyWe know, this pony seems like it can be a bit hard to pull off, especially if you aren't one hundred percent sure how to accomplish the look. No fear, we are here to show you how to get the messy high ponytail using clip in extensions! Our basic steps do not work for this pony, so let's get started!
Step #1Clip in your extensions the same directions that your hair will go naturally when your hair is put into a high ponytail (step three will explain this)
Step #2Separate some hair in the front and add clip in extensions as well if you'd like a bit of volume to tease your hair after inserting the clip ins
Step #3Separate hair midway and flip your head over to begin pacing your clip in extensions, remember to place your wefts the same direction your hair is going
Step #4Now, remove random pieces of hair in the front to frame your face and give the "messy" look, you can add soft curls as well
Step #5To loosen the ponytail tug lightly at the crown
Step #6To add volume and texture backcomb and scrunch up the ponytail with your hands
Step #7Spray with a bit of hairspray Tip: To add more texture, and a bit more messiness, do this style on day-old hair and loosely curl 3-inch sections of hair with a curling iron
Bubble PonyLooking to be more creative with your high ponytail? Look no further the bubble pony is all the new rage and for a good reason. With the extra length and volume of your clip in extensions, this high ponytail will be sure to turn a few heads. It's so simple, yet stylish! This hairstyle can be started off with whatever hairstyle you may have; straight, curled, creased, it does not matter!
Step #1Use your basic high ponytail instructions using your clip in extensions
Step #2Pull some pieces on top of your head to give a little volume so it won't be slicked down to your head; you can even backcomb and tease here
Step #3Take a section of the hair and wrap it around your elastic band
Step #4Find the elastic band underneath the hair and pull the ends through to ensure it will not come out
Step #5Now tease the ponytail
Step #6Add an elastic band underneath where you want your first bubble to form
Step #7Take a section of your hair and wrap it around the elastic band once more
Step #8Find the elastic underneath and pull the ends through
Step #9Continue steps 7-9 until you reach the end of your ponytail
Step #10Once done, tug at all the bubbles to loosen them a bit, try ro be sure they are all the same size, width and lengthwise. If it still looks a little too polished for your liking continue to tug, and tease until you like your overall look!
Step #11Last, but not least, be sure to hairspray everything
Bump Up That High PonytailNo matter if you're going for soft and stylish or messy and wavy, these ponytail hairstyles will take your look to the next level. No longer are ponytail hairstyles saved for the gym and bad hair days. Adding clip in extensions with variations of lengths and colors only heightens the look and proves it will be a timeless classic! Creating a base for your hairstyle while dressing it up and personalizing it to tailor to your personality and style, will never go wrong! Ponytail hairstyles are back and more sexy and stylish than ever!