Recreate Olivia Wilde's Slicked Back Ponytail

Are you ever out of hairstyle options during the middle of the week? Try this easy slicked-back ponytail, inspired by actress Olivia Wilde at the Finding Neverland film premiere in New York City.

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To help you create this look, we have named some of our favourite products and tips in the easy tutorial below. Enjoy!


1. A hairstyle like this actually works well on 1-2 day-old hair, since the oil will actually make it last longer. However, if your hair has been freshly washed, apply a mousse to the roots for a little extra texture and body.

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John Frieda Luxurious Volume Building Mousse, $6.25

2. Once hair is completely dry, use a thick brush to hide any bumps or knots, then secure into a high ponytail. If your hair is on the thicker side, you may want to use another elastic over the top, just to keep it in place.

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The Wet Brush Detangling Shower Brush, $19

3. If you do find any bumps throughout the top of the ponytail, carefully comb them backwards and apply a little hairspray over the top. This will keep them looking flat and discreet.

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L’Oréal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hair Spray, $14.99

4. For the ends of your hair, use a shining serum to draw attention to the ponytail. Apply a few pumps in the palm of your hand and apply throughout the entire ponytail.

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Kiehl’s Since 1851 Silk Groom Serum, $24.68

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