Ever wish you could just chop off your hair? Stylist Cristina Filloramo at New York City’s Ion Studio gave Deals editor Larkin Clark a shortcut to a new look. No scissors required.
Make a deep side part from your forehead to the crown of your head. Then separate the hair at the back into two sections.
To create volume, tease both sections near the nape of your neck. Make two loose ponytails and secure each with a small rubber band.
Roll each tail under and upward until you reach the desired bob length.
Secure underneath with large bobby pins and spritz with hair spray.
Ryan Cotton at New York City’s Marie Robinson Salon showed us how to create the perfect sleek pony on senior editor Karen Palmer’s medium-length hair (hint: It involves a toothbrush).
Create a deep side part. Pin up the front section of hair (from forehead to crown) on the deeper side of the part.
Tie hair tightly in a low ponytail (use a hook elastic for best results). Slick back with a small amount of pomade, then use a hard-bristle toothbrush (found at any drugstore) to evenly disperse the product and hold hair in place.
Unpin the front section of hair. Using a one-and-a-half-inch round brush, blow-dry hair forward and down across the forehead, then smooth back into the ponytail and pin in place. Using the pomade and toothbrush, slick hair back to hold in place.
Take a small section of hair from underneath the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic to cover. Either tuck the hair into the elastic or pin it under the ponytail. Using a flat iron, smooth out the ponytail in two-inch sections, bending your wrist to curl under slightly at the ends.
Secure a large barrette like this Frieda & Nellie one at an angle at the base of the head, halfway between your ear and the ponytail.
New York editor Jordan Blumberg has about five pounds of hair, every ounce of which was not excited about winter until Jordan Blackmore of Three Squares Studio showed us how he rolls.
Start with natural texture and create a side part. Working underneath the part, back comb an inch-and-a-half-wide strip along the hairline. Mist with dry texturizing spray.
Tease both sides of the part and connect in back where a low pony would sit. You should have a crown of teased hair. Brush unteased/extra hair down straight and clip with a butterfly clip.
Starting at the part, pinch and twist teased section into a roll following the hairline to the nape. Clip and repeat on the other side. Be sure to pull hair up from under, twisting into your head.
Combine both sides and continue to twist all the way down to the ends. Keep turning until a natural bun forms.
Secure bun with a large pin, pushing it in toward your head in an upward scooping motion. Remove butterfly clips and add bobby pins to bun as needed. Tuck in ends.
Play with shape in front to create volume and spray with dry spray. It should be imperfect, but if you need to tighten, reroll sides and pin.
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Apply mousse to damp hair from roots to end. (Gould prefers Sachajuan.) Spritz a leave-in conditioner throughout the hair to activate mousse.
Divide hair into three sections and blow-dry product in.
Spray one-inch pieces of hair lightly with hair spray, then curl the sections. Wrap hair around the curling iron going away from your face instead of clamping pieces in (this gives a softer, S-shaped wave).