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3 Cool Ponytails for Summer

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Take an everyday look up a notch.

Few would argue that a ponytail is one of the simplest styles to achieve. Nothing against the standard tie-back, but with so many ways to get creative, it would be a shame not to give at least one out-of-the-box ponytail looks a try. This summer, stay cool and keep your hair out of your face while rocking one of these unique ponytails that are anything but basic.

 

Big back braid

 

Ditch a plain ol' ponytail and tie your strands back in a thick braid! Create maximum density by teasing your hair at the roots and adding volume on roots and lengths with a spray, like L'Oreal Professionnel Volumetry Anti-Gravity Effect Root Spray. Assemble your braid, pulling out a few sections for a laid-back vibe. Lastly, hold the style in place with a clear elastic band.

 

Messy side braid

 

We love contrasting a messy side braid with a sleek top section for a look that easily transitions from the office to the beach. For this style, the messier the braid, the more on-trend the look, so don't waste time perfecting the placement of every strand. What's more, a side style means you can show off your haircolor and length from any angle.

 

For the top of your head, use a comb to apply a shine-enhancing gel, like L'Oreal Professionnel Tecni.Art Extreme Splash, in a side-part style. If you're feeling particularly daring with your mane, ask your stylist to intensify the texture even more by creating a braid using four sections of hair, as opposed to the traditional three.

 

Sleek, low pony-bun

 

This may look like a classic ponytail from the front, but don't be fooled! This ultra-sleek ponytail-bun hybrid is fun and different! Use the L'Oreal Professionnel Dual Stylers Sleek & Swing styling cream on damp hair to add shine and a smooth, natural touch. Tie the lower section of your hair into a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Then take the upper section and curl it into a chic bun, tucking the ends invisibly into the hair underneath.

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