Day Twelve: Side Pony With Threaded Ribbon {30 Days, 30 Ways}

Day Twelve: Side Pony
Skill To Learn: Threading a Ribbon
Difficulty: Easy Peasy
Time Commitment: 15 Minutes
What You Need: Gel, Comb, 1 Fat Elastic and a Ribbon

For Day Twelve of 30 Days, 30 Ways, let’s do a low,Side Ponytail and I am going to show you how to keep that ribbon from falling out!   

This is so uber-simple!  The most difficult part will be determining how to comb your hair over to that behind-the-ear position in a natural way.  I would suggest that you begin with a side part on the side opposite of where your ponytail will be, and style your hair (whether straight, wavy or curly) as you usually would.  When your hair is almost dry, lightly gel the root to midstrand and comb your bang section from the side part straight across to the pony location.  Next, comb across your crown, following your hair’s natural growth pattern, and gathering all of the hair just behind and below your ear, then tie with a fat elastic.   And here is the secret to keeping that ribbon from slipping down the hair strand: run the ribbon through the elastic!  (Is that solution as obvious as it seems?  Yet no one else ever does it!)  Even though the ribbon is technically anchored, I always still wrap it around the elastic before tying the bow, just to give it a more polished look.  Last, style the end of your ponytail however suits you.  For Alayna’s ponytail, I curled it into a fat swirl, which has a lovely fifties vibe when paired with her scarf tie.  🙂


Have a great day and remember that someone needs a ray of light today that only you can shine.
Make time for inspiration, be yourself without apology and always light your world with goodness! 


About ~Sarah

Artist. Musician. Writer. Mother. Daughter. Friend. Christian. Existentialist. Pilgrim.

Posted on January 12, 2012, in beauty, hair tutorials and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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