Who would have thought that the humble pony tail would take the runway and the glitterati by storm? I do admit ponytails can never be a passing trend this is an evergreen hairstyle that comes in different avatars each year. With sports luxe being a major trend how can the effortless pony tail hairstyle be left behind? From DKNY to Victoria Beckham, from celebrities like Popy Delevinge to Scarlett Johansson  everyone will show you that the pony tail is no longer just for gym. Here’s my take on the trend.

Look 1– Sleek, low pony tail: 

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After straightening my wavy hair, I have simply taken it and tied it with an elastic. I have taken few strands from front to soften my look. For loose ends, I have used two bobby pins on the back. This one is definitely a hairstyle that will take you less than five minutes.

Look 2–Curly side low pony

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After defining my curls, following the steps mentioned here. I have simply taken my hair from the left side (leaving a few in front of the left ear) and taken it to the opposite side, I have simply tied all my hair in an elastic and have tucked the left-out hair on the other side in twists. Another 5 minute hairstyle; the only thing to remember when dealing with curly hair is to appreciate and respect the sanctity of your natural curls rather than fiddling with it too much.  This would be my go-to hairstyle for a date night as it is messy and slightly whimsical.

Look 3–Curly high pony

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Once again after defining my curls, I have taken all my hair using my fingers and tucked it in an elastic. Taking my pony just below the crown and slightly towards the side. For volume, I have simply puffed the hair on crown using my fingers.

My verdict for this trend: It is easy, fast to pull, looks good on everyone and can be interpreted in thousand ways. What’s not to love? 😉

I have been blessed (and cursed) with hair that is rebellious and has a mind of its own.  I have always had a love-hate relationship with my curly/wavy hair. Growing up I would often wish for sleek, shiny straight hair and have tried many times to get straight hair but my hair would remain relentlessly twisted. I have certainly come to accept it but now I am actually learning to love my wavy, rebellious hair.

I have met all kinds of hairstylists nice ones, rude ones, pricey ones but none of them were able to give me much needed hair confidence, love and respect. That is until I met Tuc Le Rojas of Just Gorgeous hair, Oxfordshire. Before coming up with any brilliant suggestions; I was quite surprised that Tuc actually played around and tested my hair with a lot of patience and transformed my rebellious mane into a glorious crowning glory. And the cherry on cake: She did with few products!! Here’s the entire transformation.

Dry and curly

Dry and curly

After a thorough examination, Tuc asked me a lot about my hair history and daily regime. She was  quite accepting of the fact that I am essentially a low-maintenance girl and just don’t have the patience to preen it daily. Yes, I rarely slather a plethora of products or use heat on daily basis. Tuc actually gave me thumbs up for that, “While it is perfectly okay to blow dry or straighten hair once or twice fortnightly. Using straightners daily weakens hair and gives it broken appearance,” said Tuc.  She also took into my ethnicity (a first for me) and how it plays a role. “Asian/Indian hair tends to be dry. You also get more growth on the back. Whilst your individual hair strand is thin, you have a lot of volume. Your hair needs moisture and hence you should go for moisture inducing shampoo and products rather than one which has a lot of protein because although dry your hair is actually very strong,” stated Tuc. Consultation done, Tuc took my mane in her expert hands.

twisting and twirling

twisting and twirling

After washing and conditioning with Wella smoothen range, Tuc gave me a slight trim around the ends as my ends were broken. She also respected the fact that I did not want a major cut and don’t like a fringe. She gave me a cut that suited my style and took into all the changes that comes with pregnancy. For defining curls, she used Wella’s Polished Waves (one pump) and a generous spritz of Shine Serum.  She then twirled small strands of hair with her finger. This is one of the best and the easiest ways to get curly hair without heat.

Products used

Products used

 

Diffused for a natural look

Diffused for a natural look

To keep the curls in place, she used a diffuser near the ends. The diffuser helps in gently spreading out air on the hair. This results in  defined curls without disturbing the natural shape and movement of hair. Diffuser is also a must whilst blow drying curly hair as it will not blow out the curls and make them frizzy. After the final fluffing and preening, my hair looked healthier, well-moisturised and glossy. The best thing I learnt was that even a hair-challenged person like me could easily do this at home.

With the hair expert

With the hair expert

My new glossy curls

My new glossy curls

 Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Just Gorgeous Hair but the opinions are my own.