Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles [Loud Clap] - [Chris Appleton] Is this for a thing, or is it a joke? - [Woman's Voice] No, I think we might use it. - [Chris] Oh, OK, I do it cuter then. OK guys, this is Chris Appleton's Ponytails Take One. - [Female Voice] This is Chris Appleton. He's a Celebrity Hairstylist that has worked with some people you might have heard of. [upbeat hip hip beat] He is going to show us how to do three of his most iconic ponytails. - [Chris] For this first look I'm going to show you is Kim K inspired. I actually did this pony tail, it was a low ponytail, which I think is pretty classic of Kim. You know, she always wears such an amazing, clean middle part, which I think is possibly the most important part of the ponytail. So what I'd like to do is just use a mist of water throughout the part. That will help kind of manipulate the hair into shapes. I'm just gonna work that down there. Just a little mist. I always follow from the nose in the middle of the eyes. I use a tail comb. I use the point just to drag that trough the middle and get a super clean part. Keep the tail part of the comb flat to the head. What's gonna make all the difference is laying the hair down and get it nice and sleek. That's what's going to make the ponytail look polished and clean. My favorite product to do this: the Color Wow Cult Favorite Hairspray, has a great amount of hold, but it doesn't contain any alcohol, so it won't change the color of your hair. And it's really gentle on the hair, which I like. So if you think about it, almost as like an orange, like orange segments, just use your finger and just take kind of an half inch to an inch sections all the way down and just saturate the roots with spray. This is gonna give you loads of control as you brush the hair down into that sleek ponytail. [spraying] As I get to the front, I usually spray a little bit more of the hair going backwards, so basically the length of the hair, you know, from the top going into the ponytail. I try not to get the ends. Keep the ends nice and fluffy, but I want the roots controlled because that's what's gonna be sitting close to the head. So, I like to use a Mason Pearson Brush. [bell chime] The reason I like it is because it gets through the hair, especially thick hair like Aisha's and lays it down super flat. What you don't want to be doing is doing this and brushing it all the way back. This part should fall into a middle part and then slowly tuck behind the ears and be nice and low because then you're gonna end up with a ponytail that's not that low, it's gonna go higher here and we actually want it right in the nape of the neck. What I like to do is while sometimes, do you mind holding this brush for me? - [Aisha] sure - [Chris] I'm actually just gonna spray the hairspray, this is a nice little tip, I just sometimes spray the hairspray onto the brush. The reason I do this is because then I get control as I'm brushing over the top of the hair. If there's a few flyaways, or any areas I've missed, it gives me a nice clean, controlled finish. To tie the hair guys, I'm gonna use this bungee cord. [bell chimes] Now, you can use a regular elastic, but if you wanna keep hair as close to the head as possible and make your ponytail really tight, a hook is the best one to do. Now if I tied her hair in a ponytail while her head's down, although it looks flat, when she puts her neck up, what happens is this gets big. Can you see now that, look at the back of her head. See you got all this bagginess here. So this now is all loose. If you put your head backwards when you tie it, and then lift your head up, all that happens then is it actually gets tighter and flatter. So it's a really good technique not go to like this too much because when you put your head back up you just end up with loads of volume and puffiness. So, simple technique, but honestly in my experience it makes all the difference. So the hook goes in at the bottom, and then we put the hook in on the underneath and then just keep it as low as possible, sorta stretch it around the bottom. And you can see it's kind of like a midland ponytail but it doesn't look as dramatic. So what I would like to do, is add an extra hairpiece. Mitch, where is the ponytails? [beep] [beep] This is a hair extension ponytail, so relatively inexpensive. This one is from Glam Seamless. [bell chimes] It's really easy, there's a hook that you hook into the base of your ponytail and then there's a wrap, which I'll just take this net off so you can see, and the wrap runs around the base of it. So what I'm gonna do to make sure that the ponytail doesn't go anywhere is add another elastic just below the base of the ponytail. The reason being is because if you hook the ponytail in the base of what you've already done, it's gonna really hurt your scalp. 'Cause what we're gonna do then is cheat it and we actually put the hook into that elastic below. So it sits just right underneath, and then use this piece of hair over the top just to kind of basically hide the root of the ponytail effectively like this. So now what we're gonna do guys to create that wavy effect is we're gonna take sections of hair and use more of the Cult Favorite hair spray and then we're gonna use this waving iron. When I'm putting it in I like to kind of rotate it a little bit so I just rock it up and down the hair so you don't get too much of a line, and then basically just clamp away. Okay cool, so now that you've put the wavy in that, now what we're gonna do is just brush through the wave. How's it feel? - [Aisha] It feels really nice, feels very weightless. - [Chris] Okay guys so this is the Kim K inspired ponytail you can see from the back she's got this nice textured long pony, it's nice and sleek, and then these little details at the front. But the key part is that really nice middle part, keep it nice and clean and sharp. The J. Lo inspired ponytail is in a different position so this one is bang in the middle of the head, the idea is with this is that you follow the eye line, so basically from where the eye line is, you go straight back and that's the position of the ponytail. Again, we're gonna apply product, so I always like to use the Cult Favorite hairspray, open up the hair so you can get the product throughout the roots, so when you pull the hair back, you get that really laid flat look. Remember the important part to kind of assess when you're doing this is to keep your head back so you get a really nice clean neckline. So I'm just gonna use my hands to literally push all the hair flat against the scalp so get a good grip.