tutorial: curled side ponytail

July 28th, 2011

I had actually planned to upload a different video today, but I had some technical difficulties last night and couldn’t get it working (ugh)!  But in retrospect, this video makes more sense, given the giveaway I have coming up for you guys tomorrow…

This was my attempt to recreate the hair that the amazing stylist from Paul Labrecque did for me for the Kaboodle fashion show in June — I totally adored the way they styled it, and sure enough, a weekend later I had to figure out how to do it myself. 

Caroline, who did my hair that day, actually gave me some terrific tips — when you curl every piece of hair in the same direction, the curls are going to want to join together into one big curl.  Inconvenient if you’re going for natural beach waves, but perfect for a style like this! 

Beyond that little trick, all you have to do is tease the curls a little bit for some volume, load up on the hair spray, and give yourself a little body at the roots!  Super easy, and totally doable at home.

This style is seriously perfect for a summer wedding, so let me know if you try it!

Tags: beauty · hair · style

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 fashionablecollections // Jul 28, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Your hair looks great! If only mine could do anything but friz up haha.

    Fashionable Collections

  • 2 Michelle // Jul 28, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Oh how I love a side ponytail! Where’s your blonde hair go?! Or was this pre-blonde? 🙂

  • 3 Katy // Jul 28, 2011 at 10:33 am

    It was pre-blonde!  I actually filmed this back in June, but I liked the style so much I figured I’d put it up anyway!  🙂 Still blonde!

  • 4 Pearl // Jul 28, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Katy! you’re so beautiful!

    quick question: i adore your earrings–do you mind sharing where you got them? thank you!

  • 5 Katy // Jul 28, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Of course!  They’re actually about $5 from Forever 21 — I got them earlier this summer, so they’re not on the website anymore, but there are a bunch of similar pairs!

    http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=acc_earrings&product_id=1000026173&Page=1

    http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=acc_earrings&product_id=1000023695&Page=all&pgcount=25

    http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=acc_earrings&product_id=1000026173&Page=1

  • 6 Sarah H // Jul 28, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Beautiful! It’s amazing how much wrapping a strand of hair around the pony tail ups the elegance factor of a simple do.

  • 7 Mrs C // Jul 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Ok this is the cutest hairstyle which seems so simple and chic for summer! Love it! And the rhubarb cocktail looks delicious!

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  • 8 Carrie // Jul 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    love it!! I’ve been trying to figure out how to do this look so this is extra helpful.

  • 9 Sweet Nothings // Jul 28, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    man I need to master this! makes hair pulled back day way more chic!

  • 10 Vanessa // Jul 29, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Ok, seriously? IN LOVE with this! You made it look so easy. I’m going to try this for this weekend 🙂

  • 11 Lauren // Jul 29, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Loved the style at Kaboodle, love it again here! So cute.

  • 12 maya // Aug 8, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    looks REALLY cute! 🙂
    thnx for the video, i might actually try it!!

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  • 14 A beautiful baker // Dec 6, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    I just did and it came out wonderful, stunning! Thank you very much for your guidance and advice (:

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    Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe, I really love learning new things and trying them out in my catering. I would love for more meat grill recipes (:

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