The Ponytail

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There is a big difference between the “I’m going to the gym” ponytail, and The Ponytail. This tutorial will show you how to do The Ponytail
 
Refer to this post to see what’s in my hair.
**I’m wearing a new lip color by MAC called Bare Again.
All you will need is a tiny little jaw clip (you’ll see it in the video), some bobby pins, a clear ponytail holder (I recommend Conair Polybands) and some hairspray.
(Sweater: The Loft Outlet Fall 2011, Earrings: Elisabeth Ashlie Jewelry)
the ponytail

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  1. Anonymous says
    Posted October 24, 2011

    I love your outfits. Where do you get most of your clothes?

  2. Karen says
    Posted October 24, 2011

    I love The Ponytail & your blog!

  3. Posted October 24, 2011

    Love this! My hair is naturally curly, but it gets pretty flat on top when I pony it; I’ll have to try some extra volume next time! 🙂

  4. Shannon B says
    Posted October 24, 2011

    Fab! I’ll need to do this one. Can i make a request…will you take pictures that are directly from the back. The pony isn’t so technical that i need to see the final result, but some of the other ones are hard to tell how gorge the final product looks.
    Thanks!

  5. Posted October 24, 2011

    Super cute pony! Love the shirt too 🙂

  6. Ria says
    Posted October 24, 2011

    This is amazing!! I’m so glad I found this via pinterest, I am going to try one of your tutorials every week before work. 🙂 I have one request…can you show how to curl hair with hot rollers? I have hot rollers that come in 2 different sizes and they never look right when I curl them. =/ Thanks Kate!!

  7. Posted October 24, 2011

    I’m glad you’re marking your pics so you can get credit all over Pinterest! =)

  8. Anonymous says
    Posted October 24, 2011

    I love Monday’s and look forward to it all week to see what you blog about. I’m going to try this today Thanks!

  9. Posted October 24, 2011

    This is great. I really need the lift with ponytail. So helpful! Thanks for the video!

  10. Jessica says
    Posted October 24, 2011

    I am so happy I found your blog! Most of the tutorials and pictures on the Internet are of long hair styles and my hair is your length. It is nice to see your videos and posts to give me more ideas of how to style my hair as I grow it out from my short a line cut. I actually feel inspired to do my hair now. Thank you!

  11. Posted October 24, 2011

    beautiful! so trying this today!

  12. kmer says
    Posted October 24, 2011

    Who knew The Ponytail was such an art? We are watching your video in class instead of our lecturer because this is vital info. 🙂 Thanks, Kate!

  13. Posted October 24, 2011

    Kmer: love that!

  14. Lindsay says
    Posted October 24, 2011

    Oh I have got to try this! Thanks friend, your tutorials rock–as do you. 🙂

  15. Posted October 24, 2011

    I love your blog and how you make it look so easy! Great top!

  16. Posted October 24, 2011

    You have the best hair EVER! Loving this tutoria!

  17. Posted October 24, 2011

    I really love your watermark on your pictures! Very classy! Your videos are great! I am so glad I found you because I need major hair help!

    <3 LJ from MyNewestAddiction.blogspot.com

  18. Sara says
    Posted October 24, 2011

    Love, love, love your hair! All the time. Do you ever have a bad hair day?!

  19. Laura says
    Posted October 24, 2011

    Kate – how do you prevent your bangs from splitting? It seems like I can never get them to stay in one chunk!

  20. Anonymous says
    Posted October 24, 2011

    I saw your photo on Pinterest and have now subscribed to your blog. All I can say is, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You have solved my hairstyling dilemmas! You ROCK!

  21. MeckMom says
    Posted October 24, 2011

    Such a fabulous tutorial! Thanks so much for posting! I can’t wait to share your hair genius with my facebook followers. Thanks!!

  22. Posted October 24, 2011

    Kate, I remember the first time you mentioned not wearing pony tails regularly. It has made me wear them less!

    Can’t wait to watch the video.

    I’m kinda laughing because I just left the gym and have a gym ponytail.

    Seriously, I have to get to your studio sometime to teach me how to deal with my mess of heavy, thick, coarse hair!

  23. Posted October 24, 2011

    OK, just watched. (two comments in three minutes)

    Brilliant to stick the bobby pin in and down! I’m going to go try that. I’ve always hated my heavy, always-falling ponies.

  24. Posted October 25, 2011

    Ahh!!! I love your hair!!! I could probably do all that, but I just don’t have the time to do it in the morning! (toddler calls) LOL

  25. Posted October 25, 2011

    This is great! I can barely do a thing with my hair and I know this is one thing that I’ll be able to do for sure.

  26. Natalie says
    Posted October 25, 2011

    I love this but my hair is so curly when I actually take the time to straighten it I can’t bear to throw it back

  27. jenn says
    Posted October 25, 2011

    kate — i have just found your blog and i have to say..i LOVE it!!!

    i’m going to be trying your messy ponytail/bun this week! i do have a quick question about blow-drying. my hair has a lot of curl in the back but not the front. do you still recommend blow drying with a paddle brush upside down? i usually use a round brush then flat iron…but, i am curious as to what you would suggest!! thanks so much :o)

    i’m gonna start following you on twitter too :o) (@jenngetts)

  28. Anonymous says
    Posted October 25, 2011

    Jimmy Fallon once said that “a ponytail is the perfect way to make the back of a womans head look like a horses butt”, (he didn’t actually say “butt”, but I didn’t want to get in trouble for using bad language…you get the point). Since then, I have never dared to wear a ponytail. Thanks to this tutorial, I might try it again, just better this time. Thanks!!!

  29. Z says
    Posted October 25, 2011

    thanks so much for putting up all these helpful hair tutorials! I’m definitely having more fun trying all these new styles while I grow my hair out.

    http://www.leblogdezon.blogspot.com

  30. Posted October 25, 2011

    @Jenn: Try blow drying upside down with a paddle brush. That will help pull some of the curl out of the back!

  31. Posted October 25, 2011

    @Laura: Hairspray!

  32. Krystal says
    Posted October 25, 2011

    I am clueless about hair, but I’ve been learning a lot from your posts. They’re amazing and I’ve been getting lots of compliments about my hair!

  33. Posted October 25, 2011

    Very cute! I hope you will still do the front poof, slick backed pony like Kim K! 🙂

  34. Beth P. says
    Posted October 25, 2011

    Hi Kate! Love love love your blog! Thank you for all the hair tutorials you do!

  35. Posted October 25, 2011

    So glad to have found you via Pinterest! (It’s like crack, isn’t it?) I have your cut and color already, but hadn’t figured out how to style it at home. To make it worse, my stylist sits right behind me in church! I have to think she must sit there distracted from the sermon by the state of my poor hair. So I’m excited to try some new techniques and see if I can up the style factor for her this week. 😉 If I may, I would love to see a post at some point with a little education about combs and brushes. I’ve seen your FAQ on your flat iron and curling iron and dryer. I just realized as I was watching today that I don’t have a comb to properly tease with. I just have one for detangling. also, a friend was listening to me fuss about how frizzy my hair has gotten since we moved to a new town with terrible water and she commented that changing my brush might help. So I’d love to see something about those if there is anything there to teach. Thanks!

  36. Valerie says
    Posted October 26, 2011

    I love your tutorials. I haven’t been able to find the polybands in stores, but I did find them online. Before I order them, do you know what diameter they are? I have very thick hair and my ponytail is at least an inch in diameter. All of the clear ponytail holders I have been able to find are super tiny and would never work. I’m curious if the Conair polybands are bigger. Thanks!!

  37. Posted October 26, 2011

    Where is your fabulous sweater from?? I am obsessed, so cozy looking!

  38. Emily M says
    Posted October 26, 2011

    Hi!
    I’ve just viewed your post about your everyday hair products after watching this video – I have long hair, at least twelve inches and I’m looking for a product that I can use to add some texture to my hair before I use my curling tools. Unfortunately I’m in Canada so it’s impossible to find Aquage anywhere unless I order it online from the States, but considering it’s a root volumizer I’m not sure whether it would do me any justice, texture-wise, considering the length of my hair. What product would you suggest for styling long hair? For example, my hair is long, pin straight, and soft, so it takes a lot of effort to hold a curl.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks so much!

  39. Posted October 26, 2011

    Thanks! I am so bad at hairstyles! I’m excited to try!

  40. Anonymous says
    Posted October 26, 2011

    Hi kate , love the blog ! I am a stylist as well and I am going to weave a brown in my hair can u tell me ur color as well as ur method when weaving thanks this would be so helpful 🙂

  41. Posted October 26, 2011

    I just found your blog and I love it! Gorgeous tutorial! I’m off to explore the rest of your blog now xx

  42. Posted October 28, 2011

    Best ponytail tips EVER!!!Thank you for sharing. Im following now 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to DIY Diva Thursdays this week!

    Kara
    http://www.mineforthemaking.com

  43. Posted October 28, 2011

    So cute! I love it! I can’t wait to try this! You have so many cute hair ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Posted October 31, 2011

    Love this! Saw you highlighted on another blog. Popped over and just watched your tutorial on the ponytail (not mine). Love it! Will you do suggestions for fine hair !!! I ‘m trying to follow, but button is down. I’ll be back to follow cuz I don’t want to miss something!
    laura

  45. Posted October 31, 2011

    it’s working! I’m officially following you!
    [email protected]

  46. Posted October 31, 2011

    You are featured at New Nostalgia’s Anti-Procrastination Tuesday! Thanks for linking up!! (again!:) Love your posts..

  47. Posted November 1, 2011

    @Emily M: try redken Gutz, or Redken Hot Sets for extra hold!

  48. Anonymous says
    Posted December 11, 2011

    THIS is perfect! I have hair very similar in length and style to yours and I desperately needed some tips on different ways to fix it! THANK YOU!!!

  49. Brandi Reed says
    Posted January 2, 2012

    Relatively new to your blog and I must say that for a wash and go girl like me your tutorials are AMAZING! They explain everything so simply as well as showing the methods used to obtain the end result. I have tried your curling technique and while mine does not turn out as awesome as yours, it does vastly improve upon what I was getting my hair to do before your blog. I love “The Ponytail” and really want to attempt it today for pictures with my 11 month old son.

    Love your blog and have a blessed day!

  50. Linda says
    Posted January 2, 2012

    Hi, Kate…I love those earrings…could you share where you bought them?

  51. Anonymous says
    Posted January 13, 2012

    I ave to dsay thank you so much, I have five kids and a job as a nurse and I have so manythank yous to you for all of these awesome hairstyles you have shown me:) I am now doing my hair in a short amount of time rather than a long amount of time with no style 🙂 Thank you so much for showing me how to be beautiful again 🙂 xoxo April

  52. Anonymous says
    Posted January 14, 2012

    Kate, when putting in the bobby pin do you open it before you put it straight in?

  53. Anonymous says
    Posted February 14, 2012

    So Glad that I found you on Pinterest…tried your curling hair tutorial and the messy bun tutorial…and I have Holly wood Hair!!!! Always wondered how to do this! You are amazing! Thank you so much! I also ordered all the products you use for you hair…wish you got commission for this sale!!!!

  54. Anonymous says
    Posted February 29, 2012

    You have made my life so much easier. My hair is the same length as yours and I hated it and just wanted it to grow because I didn’t know how to do anything with it. Now, you have shown me so many different things I can do with my hair with the length that it’s at and am saving me money from buying extensions. Thank you SO much!!

  55. Brandi says
    Posted March 21, 2012

    Kate, I started using the bobby pin trick in my ponytail and love it, but when I wear a ponytail I’ve been getting headaches. My hair is really long and I’m wondering if maybe the weight of my hair is what’s causing them or do I wear a ponytail too much? I have a habit of wearing them at least 2-3 times a week…I live in Texas so it’s cooler then wearing it down! Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  56. Anonymous says
    Posted June 15, 2012

    I have ALWAYS wondered how to do that cute pony with lift at the crown. Thx!

  57. Posted July 11, 2012

    I just discovered your blog and I am in love with it! I have super thick hair and have always had troubles styling it. Your tips have worked fabulous and I actually feel like I have cute hair now. Thank you so much!!

  58. Posted July 23, 2012

    You have such pretty hair 🙂 thanks for sharing…. i am so hair challenged. I put mousse hairspray in my hair twist my bangs into a lil poof then do a messy bun everyday 🙁 think im gonna look at everything you have on here to learn something. 🙂

  59. Posted July 23, 2012

    You have such pretty hair 🙂 thanks for sharing…. i am so hair challenged. I put mousse hairspray in my hair twist my bangs into a lil poof then do a messy bun everyday 🙁 think im gonna look at everything you have on here to learn something. 🙂

  60. Posted July 23, 2012

    You have such pretty hair 🙂 thanks for sharing…. i am so hair challenged. I put mousse hairspray in my hair twist my bangs into a lil poof then do a messy bun everyday 🙁 think im gonna look at everything you have on here to learn something. 🙂

  61. Anonymous says
    Posted October 17, 2012

    Where are the directions for your ponytail shown?

  62. Posted February 5, 2013

    This is great! I am hair challenged, but you make things so easy! My pony looks awesome this morning!

  63. Posted July 17, 2013

    I’m loving your tutorials!!!! So concise and FUN 🙂

  64. Posted January 13, 2014

    Saw this last night. Did it thiis morning. Look so good and was easy. Fun fun. Thank you.

  65. Posted February 15, 2014

    Oh fascinating short tutorial. I don’t regret following you from pinterest. These tutos rock. Hairstyles like these need the best hair dryer in the market

  66. Posted February 15, 2014

    Oh fascinating short tutorial. I don’t regret following you from pinterest. These tutos rock. Hairstyles like these need the best hair dryer in the market

  67. Posted February 15, 2014

    Oh fascinating short tutorial. I don’t regret following you from pinterest. These tutos rock. Hairstyles like these need the best hair dryer in the market

  68. Posted February 15, 2014

    Oh fascinating short tutorial. I don’t regret following you from pinterest. These tutos rock. Hairstyles like these need the best hair dryer in the market

  69. Posted February 15, 2014

    Oh fascinating short tutorial. I don’t regret following you from pinterest. These tutos rock. Hairstyles like these need the best hair dryer in the market

  70. Posted February 15, 2014

    Oh fascinating short tutorial. I don’t regret following you from pinterest. These tutos rock. Hairstyles like these need the best hair dryer in the market

  71. Posted February 15, 2014

    Oh fascinating short tutorial. I don’t regret following you from pinterest. These tutos rock. Hairstyles like these need the best hair dryer in the market

  72. Posted February 15, 2014

    Cool gonna tell my wife about this. By the way what are some of the best hair dryers? I heard elchim hair dryers are good too

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