Babyliss Prima 3000, Teasing brush, fork comb, elastics, hair grips, hair padding
Hair spray, smoothing cream
Start on hair with a slight movement running through the ends and the root area, free of any kinks.
Section off an area in the middle with a zig zag line and secure this into a ponytail, leaving plenty of hair all around thee ponytail.
Starting on the hair on the front middle section, pick out some strands around the front and connect this section to your ponytail with an elastic.
Tease out this section using your fingers and pinch a few small sections just to add more texture.
Continue all the way around, to give you a much softer finish around the sides.
Using some padding, place this around your ponytail and secure into position.
Take a section on the left side of the ponytail and twist this all the way to the ends, place this on the outer part of the padding and secure into place.
Keep working in sections, twist each section and place on top of the padding, depending on where you want it to go.
Continue doing this for each section as you go along, constantly checking your shape and teasing out the hair. Make gaps for section if needed to weave sections through.
Once the bun is in position , using the straighteners bend the roots of the hair that has been left down and bring these strands into the bun and then secure into place to create a softer finish.
Check you are happy with the overall finish and add an accessory if you wish
This style doesn’t need to be overly prepped a slight bit of movement on the ends is fine.
If you wanted to add extensions you would attach them to the ponytail with an elastic and apply padding in the same way as shown, this would cover the extensions and you would now just have extra hair to work with.
When working on each section, decide if it needs any backcomb/teasing to fill out the section more, or if it needs any product before you continue.
Be sure to leave out some extra strands around the front that you can add in afterwards.