Thinking of splashing out and treating yourself to a Christmas party blow-dry? If you’ve more than a couple of festive events to attend, you’re probably not going to be left with much cash for gifts, now are you? Spare a thought for family and friends and take the sensible option: book one of Headmasters’ Party-Ready Masterclasses – available across the nation for a cash-not-card price. For £45, you can learn how to create one of three chic styles to wear to Christmas parties including an elegant updo and this rather chic polished ponytail. Read on to discover how to recreate the look…

polished ponytail

STEP 1: Start by prepping damp hair with L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Volume Architect for a satin like finish. Blow-dry hair using a small ceramic brush to aid natural volume at the roots while encouraging curl at the ends.

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STEP 2: Take a horse shoe section and pin away. Taking sections at the sides tong randomly away from the face (remember to pin and allow to cool). Repeat this with the top section but make sure you tong the hair away from the face. Add a mist of L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Fix Anti-Frizz Spray to give extra hold.

polished pony 2

STEP 3: Begin brushing out the set using a natural bristle brush form the upwards from ends to roots to make sure you don’t brush all of the curl out.

polished pony 3

STEP 4: Starting just in front of the crown, take small sections and using a backcombing brush tease the roots.

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STEP 5: Using your fingers rake the hair back into a pony tail between the crown and the nape and secure with a bungee. While securing the bungee tip your head back to make sure there is no sagging. To finish, take a small piece of hair from underneath the ponytail and wrap around the bungee.

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Headmasters’ Party-Ready Masterclasses are available at salons across the UK, priced at £45 for a 45 minute appointment. For more information, see the Headmasters website.