#TBT: I Dream of Jeannie’s Sky-High Ponytail
Certain hairstyles leave an iconic impression for decades. One of those is Jeannie’s sky-high pony from the famed 1960s television show. Although Jeannie’s look was a bit extreme, celebrities have embraced the high Jeannie-esque pony ever since (here’s looking at you Beyoncé circa this year’s Met Gala!). Too dramatic for your mane? Don’t worry, there are plenty of more subtle ways to wear the style. And no, not just for working out!
Of course, everyone knows how to pull their hair back, but what is the best way to do it? To find out, we turned to Cutler/Redken Salon Senior Stylist Micki Charles. There is clearly staying power in the pony, as it’s never really gone out of style, but to make the most of your updo, Micki offers up a simple way to get the look:
“Always blow dry the hair away from the face so that the roots are already moving in an upward motion.” Try: Macadamia Professional Boar Bristle Paddle Brush ($35).
“A volumizer is a must for the roots to prevent slippage.” Try: Brocato Volumizing Tonic ($18).
For a smooth pony, seal the cuticle with a cream like Redken Satinwear 02 ($19). Mickey prefers a sleeker and higher pony for evening for a look that is slightly more dramatic and polished.
If texture is more your thing, rough things up with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($42).
“A workable hairspray adds another layer of security when you’re finished styling.” Try: Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray ($24).
Flyaways? Try Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel ($22). Although designed for your brows, the clear gel is strong enough to tame even the more stubborn baby hairs at your hairline.
What are your ponytail tips and tricks? Let us know in the comments below!
-Casey Sharbaugh is the blogger behind www.comfortablycasey.com