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Model with a braided ponytail. Model with a braided ponytail.

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How it's done

How to style romantic french braid

MASTER THE PERFECTION

STEP BY STEP

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THE KIT

BRAIDED PONYTAIL ESSENTIALS

There are two products you need to make a braided ponytail last: a dry shampoo to give your hair some texture and a strong hold hairspray to finish the look. These are our picks:

STEP 1

PART YOUR HAIR

Starting with freshly washed and blow-dried hair, create a neat center parting using the end of a pintail comb. Then, choose which side you want your braid to appear on; the right or the left, depending on what suits you best. On the chosen side, mist your dry shampoo through the lengths for grippy texture.

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Model creating a braided ponytail.
STEP 2

CREATE A BRAID

The braid comes before the ponytail. Make like our model and create a Dutch braid on one side of your head by splitting the front section of hair into three pieces. Cross the left section under the middle, cross the right section under the middle, and repeat from the front to the crown of the head, adding more hair into the braid as you go.

STEP 3

PULL INTO A PONY

Once your braid trails from the front to the back of your head, secure with a clear elastic, before sweeping all hair up into a high braided ponytail. Tie it up, then follow with a misting of Wella Deluxe Luxurious Shine Hairspray. Bonus: this gloss-boosting formula will make your braided pony shine.

Model with a braided ponytail.
Expert tip for long-lasting hairstyle. Mist your hairstyle with firm hold hairspray. Michael Douglas Wella expert. Wella logo on bottom.
Michael Douglas, Wella hairstyling expert.

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