The half-ponytail is a simple, yet elegant hairstyle that has been spotted on celebrities and L'Oreal muses Doutzen Kroes , Eva Longoria , and Bianca Balti for various red carpet occasions. The latest celebrity to take on the look? Blake Lively , who donned a pulled back, half-ponytail to the Cinema Society screening of her film, Café Society yesterday in New York City.
Blake's long, blonde hair was pulled back at the top, and left tousled and flowing atop her shoulders for an chic, yet carefree summer look. Want to adopt this simple style? Follow our steps!
Start off with a freshly washed, towel or blow-dried hair, and proceed by spraying a shine oil spray formula throughout to add a bit of shine and texture to your locks. You can also opt for a matt and messy spray, then thoroughly scrunch the hair towards the ends for a textured look.
Pull up a section of hair from the top of your head, making sure not to go past your ears. Then, using a wide brush, brush the top of your hair to the back of your head, and secure with an elastic. Use a shine-finish hairspray on the top of your head to tame any fly-away's.
Spray a bit of texturizing, matt & messy spray through the bottom of your hair, and gently scrunch with your fingers, adding more texture for an effortlessly chic appeal. Spray a generous amount of shine-finish hairspray through the bottom of your hair and you've achieved the perfect summer hairstyle!