#ghdXvb: The Modern Ponytail

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International session stylist Guido Palau and official hair tool sponsor ghd turned the everyday ponytail into something special, a ponytail that is modern and slightly futuristic.

Using the ghd air® hairdryer and his fingertips, Guido blow-dried hair back from the models’ faces to create a clean, frizz-free hairline, securing it in a low pony at the nape of the neck with elastic.

To achieve some minimal loose movement in the ponytail, Guido loosely ‘bent’ sections of hair around the ghd curve® soft curl tong. A generous application of hairspray to the hairline completed the style, not just by creating hold, but also by giving a glossy, almost wet-look finish at the front.

Perfectly debuted by Victoria herself at her AW16 NYFW show, The Modern Ponytail became the key element to the show’s beauty look.

Over the last few season’s Victoria has really developed and defined her vision of the Victoria Beckham woman and, to fit with this aesthetic, we have created this minimal but polished dual-textured ponytail.

You only need two tools to create this. It’s a very modern and almost futuristic style, turning the classic ponytail into something special, with hard shine at the front and very soft movement at the back. - Guido

  1. Blow-dry hair back from the face with the ghdair® hairdryer to eliminate frizz and create a clean hairline.
  2. Secure hair in a low pony at the nape of the neck with elastic.
  3. Achieve a little movement in the ponytail by loosely wrapping sections of hair around the barrel of the ghdcurve® soft curl tong. Don’t curl the hair; you simply want to add a bend to it.
  4. Apply a strong hold hairspray to the hairline to hold the look and lend a wet-look finish.

A great hairdryer really minimises dry time and therefore limits damage to the hair. Effective tools are essential to modern styling. - Guido

The Modern Ponytail Beauty

The normally natural look at Victoria Beckham was vamped up on certain models. Two distinct make-up looks were showcased - one focusing on a burnt red lip, and the other a sheer khaki or ochre hue on the eyelids. Nails were kept chic and sporty with a matte topcoat.

ghd air® hairdryer, £99

Developed in conjunction with professional styling experts, ghd air® is designed to help unlock the secret to a gorgeous salon blow-dry. Featuring a powerful professional motor and advanced ionic technology, it delivers exceptionally fast drying and styling while helping to reduce frizz, leaving hair soft and silky.

ghd curve® soft curl tong, £120

Featuring a large barrel to give volume at the roots and tumbling soft waves, the ghd curve® soft curl tong allows you to easily create gorgeous, shiny, healthier-looking curls that last around the clock, thanks to the patented tri-zone® technology in the barrel. Six quick-thinking sensors heat up to, and maintain, a consistent temperature of 185°C – the optimal temperature to style while respecting the health of your hair.

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