Posted in Hair, Style on February 20, 2015 by

Standing outside the Soho Grand Hotel in New York City last week in –15°C, it was there that I discovered what winter really was.

The best possible styling solution to curb the worst wind chill in 20 years? A tousled ponytail.

In what some critics are calling a rebellion; designers, hairstylists and makeup artists alike are paving the way for non-trendy looks to become, quite ironically, on trend.

The tousled ponytail – considered the most simple, no-fuss and easy-to-create look of all – became even more in vogue when BCBGMAXAZRIA husband-and-wife design team, Max Azria and Lubov Azria, sent models down the runway with stray hairs flitting past ribbed knits, dresses, neck pieces, coats, scarves and… well, you get the idea.

While the show’s styling (which you can see here) would certainly require more layers to make it through a New York winter, the textured, disheveled ponytail coiffed by no other than legendary hair guru Orlanda Pita for TRESemmé will appeal to most (including myself!) – no matter the temperature.

Step 1.

Start by washing your hair using TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Weightless Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner and towel dry.

Step 2.

Spritz through TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Sea Salt Spray from root to tip. Rough-dry hair with a blow dryer and scrunch with your fingers. Focus on building volume at the roots.

Step 3.

For extra volume, massage a small amount of TRESemmé Runway Collection Max the Volume Root Lifting Cream into the roots.

Step 4.

Pull hair into a low pony and secure with a thin elastic. Pull out small pieces of hair around the hairline to frame your face.

Step 5.

To finish, spray hair with TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Ultra Brushable Hairspray to hold. Tuck the ponytail into a rollneck jumper.

*The TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done range is available in Australia from April.

What do you think?

Do you like this tousled ponytail look?