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How to make your ponytail look longer, inspired by Jennifer Lopez

/ 09.12.2014
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  • Jennifer Lopez, hairstyle queen
  • Jennifer Lopez with a long, half-up pony at Fashion Rocks in New York City, September 9, 2014

As an internationally renowned popstar and L'Oréal Paris spokesperson, Jennifer Lopez certainly knows a thing or two about great hair and she proved it at the Fashion Rocks concert in New York City earlier this week. With her mane pulled up into a high pony, J-Lo stole the show! Interestingly, her hairstyle wasn't a conventional pony, it was a deceptively styled half-up 'do that made her hair look way longer than it actually is.

If you're in the process of growing out your your own locks, try this style on for size to see what a longer, fuller-looking pony feels like!

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Step one
You want to start off with straight yet voluminous hair when styling this almost-ponytail. Beginning with damp hair, apply a straightening cream evenly throughout and blow-dry using a paddle brush. Once the hair is roughly 80% dry, use a round brush to curve the ends. This will add extra movement to your pony later on.

Step two
Once dried, brush your hair through to smooth it down. Next, sweep everything back off your face and divide it into two horizontal sections with 2/3 of your hair on top and the rest underneath. Secure the top half into a pony, keeping it level with the tops of your ears.

Step three
Complete the look with a strong-hold finishing spray.

Top tip - To keep flyaways at bay, spray a little more onto the palm of your hand then firmly smooth down the hair on the top and sides of your head.

It really is that easy to get longer-looking hair!

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