Apply These 9 Secret Techniques To Improve Your Side Part Sleek Ponytail

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Side part sleek ponytail hairstyles are one of the largest fashion statements for 2020 and 2021. This long, straight ponytail is the perfect attire for everyday wear or an elegant evening out. The look is defined by minimalistic lines from the hair being pulled all the way into a straight, flowing ponytail. There is a dramatic part on one side of the hair also. Side part sleek ponytails are gaining the spotlight after major celebs like Beyonce and Rihanna were spotted with the long tresses flowing over their shoulders.

Stylist: Mikiko Boyd
Salon: Wave Links Hair Studio Inc. in Fayetteville, NC
Salon Phone: (910) 864-8777
Model: Onna
Makeup: Asia Carter

Make Your Side Part Sleek Ponytail Stand Out

Mikiko Boyd, a professional hairstylist from Wave Links Hair Studio Inc. in Fayetteville, NC created this elegant side part sleek ponytail. The look features molded sides and synthetic hair additions to add length for the ponytail. Mikiko took time out of her busy schedule to give us a few tips that she uses to give her side part sleek ponytails a signature look. Check out her 9 secret techniques to improve your side part sleek ponytail:

01. Use a Cleansing Shampoo and Conditioner

Before you start your side part sleek ponytail, cleanse your hair with Influance Deep Cleansing Shampoo on the first shampoo. For the second shampoo, use the Influance Hair Care Sulfate Free Honey Almond Shampoo. Follow-up with the Honey Almond Conditioner for 5 minutes. Comb hair from root to end to ensure coverage.

02. Use a Leave-in Conditioner to Lock in Moisture

Use Influance Coconut Milk Leave-in Conditioner throughout the hair, a dime size of Influance Moisture Lock with Shea Butter along with 4 drops of Influance Natural Oil and comb through the hair.

03. Create Well Defined Sections

Section the hair off to prepare for the blow-drying procedure. Make sure you dry the hair thoroughly.

04. Apply a Heat Protector

Use the Influance S3 Serum. S3 Serum is a heat protectant that will ensure your hair will stay healthy during the straightening process. Begin silking the hair out starting at the nape area and working your way throughout the hair.

05. Begin the Smoothing Process

Section the hair off to begin the smoothing process of securing the natural hair into a ponytail. You want to use Influance Twist and Lock Gel. It’s workable on natural and relaxed hair because it is a dry gel.

06. Pull the Hair Together

Begin securing the hair wherever you decide to place your ponytail, whether on the top or nape of the head. Be mindful of how much product you use to prevent build up on the hair and causing the hair to become pasty. You will build the ponytail on the natural hair, one section at a time. Once you have chosen the perfect location for the ponytail, use rubber bands to secure it to the model’s hair.

07. Set the Mold With a Hair Dryer

Secure the hair with a wrapping strip and place the client under the dryer for 30 to 45 minutes.

08. Attach the Synthetic Ponytail

Begin to secure ponytail, hair additions, starting from the end of the ponytail, natural hair, working your way up wrapping to the top, and securing the ponytail. You may use any type of track hair you desire for the outcome of your chosen look.

09. Create Your Look by Styling the Side Part Sleek Ponytail

Style the chosen ponytail and spray with Influance S3 Spray for shine.

s-3 SprayInfluance-S-3-Spray

Description
Instantly silken and lock in moisture for healthy hair and a high gloss finish
Influance-Deep-Cleansing-ShampooInfluance Deep Cleansing Shampoo

Description
Removes residual buildup with this clarifying shampoo without stripping away natural oil.
Description Sulfate-free moisturizing shampoo that detangles and softeners hair for greater manageability. Formulated with the exclusive anti-fade system for color-treated hair.Honey Almond Shampoo

Description
Sulfate-free moisturizing shampoo that detangles and softeners hair for greater manageability. Formulated with the exclusive anti-fade system for color-treated hair.
Honey-almond-conditionerHoney Almond Conditioner

Description
Instantly detangles and softens hair for greater manageability. Moisturizers and strengthens enriched with argon oil, jojoba oil, and avocado oil.
Coconut-Milk-Leave-in-conditionerCoconut Milk Leave-In Conditioner

Description
Harness the moisturizing and nourishing properties of pure natural coconut milk. Designed to protect her from both inside and out, for all hair types.
Influance Moisture Lock with Shea ButterMoisture Lock with Shea Butter

Description
Restores your hair’s vitality with its moisture-rich leave-in conditioning lotion that strengthens and protects
Natural OilNatural Oil

Description
Restore your hair’s natural moisture with this light oil or use it as a hot oil treatment.
S-3 SerumS-3 Serum

Description
Get UV protection and eliminate frizz with this silky silicone-based serum.
Twist & Lock GelTwist & Lock Gel

Description
Refresh or maintain your locs and twists with this natural recipe for a superior hold.

Apply These 9 Secret Techniques To Improve Your Side Part Sleek Ponytail

Check out these 9 secret techniques to improve your side part sleek ponytail:

  1. Use a Cleansing Shampoo and Conditioner

    Before you start your side part sleek ponytail, cleanse your hair.

  2. Use a Leave-in Conditioner to Lock in Moisture

    Retaing moisture is very important, especially for natural hair clients.

  3. Create Well Defined Sections

    Sections help to evenly distribute moisture and heat while creating your side part sleek ponytail.

  4. Apply a Heat Protector

    A heat protectant will ensure your hair will stay healthy during the straightening process.

  5. Begin the Smoothing Process

    Begin the smoothing process of securing the natural hair into a ponytail.

  6. Pull the Hair Together

    Once you have chosen the perfect location for the ponytail, use rubber bands to secure it to the model’s hair.

  7. Set the Mold With a Hair Dryer

    Secure the hair with a wrap strip and place client under the dryer for 30 to 45 minutes

  8. Attach the Ponytail

    You may use any type of track hair you desire for the outcome of your chosen look.

  9. Create Your Look by Styling the Side Part Sleek Ponytail

    Style your side part sleek ponytaill and spray with a gloss spray for shine.

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