Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Stylist Ted Gibson Shows You How To Make Messy Elegant Ponytail

Ladies....this ain't your childhood ponytail. And celebrity stylist Ted Gibson shows you how to make a messy, elegant ponytail for spring 2010. All you need to think is: texture. That is how you create the modern version.

Yes. Ponytails are hot!! And even trendier with a side-part. NYC's Ted Gibson of the Ted Gibson Salon made a bunch of ponytails at the recent NY Fashion Week Spring/Summer shows. We saw them at Lela Rose (photo), Jenni Kayne, and Vena Cava, to name a few.

The 'roughed up' ponytail as Ted Gibson also likes to call the new hair trend, is something unique that women can create at home. "You get a really interesting ponytail, rather than the same old version you always wear," Ted says.

You don't want to make your ponytail too high on the head. Location is key, according to Ted. "The ponytail is going to be in the middle of the head which is a little more playful," he explains.

To make the do, you should invest in a couple of products. And why not try Ted Gibson's hair line? To achieve the texture, he advises, applying Build It Blow Drying Agent ($20) on to dry hair and blow-drying, twisting the hair in small sections. After you build up the messiness, keep the look in place with Ted Gibson's Beautiful Hold Hairspray ($20, at

You can also check out Ted Gibson here on YouTube backstage at the Vena Cava Spring 2010 show. He gives a really cool demo.
We're already liking this messy, elegant ponytail!

1 comment:

lenaaaaa said...

Lovin this pony-tail but i think its more complicated then it looks. I wish I had Ted Gibson to make one out of my hair for me(sigh).