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The Ultimate Updos

FLARE speaks to celebrity hair guru ed Gibson for his pro tricks to wear the modern pony.

The Ultimate Updos

FLARE speaks to celebrity hair guru ed Gibson for his pro tricks to wear the modern pony.

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Uptown Relaxed Glamorama Flirty

 

Uptown
The pro tricks:Start by running a styling product through dry hair to smooth flyaways. Gathering your hair into a high ponytail, secure it with a bungee-style hair elastic and backcomb the entire ponytail. Lastly, tuck the ends under, securing them with bobby pins, then use hairspray to lock the style in place.
THE TOP TOOL: Ted Gibson Hair Styling, $27.

 

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Relaxed
The pro tricks: Texture is key for this artful do, so start by spraying your hair with a dry shampoo. Loosely comb a centre-part and, taking one section of hair, twist it across the back of your head and pin it into place. Then, twist the other section down and across the first one, using bobby pins to keep it secure. A good spritz of hairspray will help your tresses stay put.
THE TOP TOOL: Goody Ouchless Bobby Pins, $4.

 

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Glamorama
The pro tricks: Straighten your hair with a flatiron, paying close attention to the ends, then apply a shine serum to keep your hair looking sleek. Next, brush your hair into a low ponytail and add straight, natural-coloured extensions. Finally, take a piece of your own hair and wrap it around the base of the pony to hide the elastics and the extension base.
THE TOP TOOL: Fekkai Coiff Contrôle Ironless Straightening Balm, $32.

 

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Flirty
The pro tricks: Blow-dry using a round brush to create volume. Section off hair from the middle of your eye to two inches from your hairline and pin it to the side. Use a lightweight volumizer throughout the rest of your hair, then backcomb at the crown and pull your hair into a sexy side ponytail. Smoothing out your bangs with a brush, tuck them behind your ear and pin them into place.
THE TOP TOOL: Alberto European Extrême Style Weightless Volume Mousse, $5.50.

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