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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kiehl’s Since 1851 Silk Groom Serum, $24.68
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