Black Hairstyles: Ponytails

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 28, 2008

1 of 8 Paul Sunday

Get the ultimate ponytail from smooth to sleek, curly or straight for any occasion

By Crystal I. Cunningham

Faux Fall
Soft and romantic, this tousled pony is oh so chic. To get this look, mold and tousle hair at the top, then gather it tightly at the nape of the neck with a satin ribbon. Apply a styling aid like Philip B. Lovin’ Leave-in Conditioning Crème to maintain this mussed look.

2 of 8 Paul Sunday

Get a timeless ponytail by updating it with a long sleek bang for a quick chic look on the go. Smooth edges to perfection with Luster’s Renutrients Slick Stick.

3 of 8 Peter Koval

Feminine and classy, add a side sweep bang for pure sophistication. Use Silk Elements MegaSilk Defining Pomade to hold bang in place. Then, pull hair back into a lower ponytail, secure with elastic band and go!

4 of 8 Suza Scalora

Take your ponytail beyond the stiff and rigid with some teasing action that’s sure to boost your confidence. Apply styling cream on the crown and hairline to keep hair sleek. Brush hair back and use large clips to hold in place. Use small elastic bands by Goody to secure pony, tease hair with Black Diamond teasing comb and go!

5 of 8 Paul Sunday

Trendy and sleek, this sexy pony can easily be replicated by parting the hair and placing a cornrow on the top portion of the head finishing with a side fishtail.

6 of 8 Carlo Dalla Chiesa

Work this sassy pony with cascading curls for instant texture and undeniable glamour. Pull hair back and slick on some pomade with Motions At Home Shine Enhancing Pomade to hold style in place.

7 of 8 Alex Beauchesnes

Simplistic and charming, part hair and add a cornrow braid to optimize this look. Gather hair towards the back, use an elastic band by Goody to hold pony in place. Spray on some shine with Motions Oil Moisturizer Extra Conditioning Oil Sheen Spray for long-lasting shine.

8 of 8 Chris Kolk

Get cute and casual with this side pony by parting the hair in the middle and gather the hair in a mussed look securing hair with a covered elastic band. Apply PhotoSpecific Moisturizing Styling Balm to keep hair neat and sleek for an ultimate getaway.

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