How to Get Ariana Grande’s Famous High Ponytail

It may seem simple – it’s only a high ponytail after all – but there are some celebrity tips and tricks that’ll help you get the height and smoothness you’re looking for.

Begin With a Blow Dry

The celebrity secret to the super-smooth ponytail is a strategic blow dry. So, start by drying your roots in the direction of the base of your ponytail. Using some heat and a brush to redirect the hair at the root will make sure you’ve got the smoothest pony around.

Secure a Half-Up Ponytail First

It’s easier to get the height you want if you start with a half-up half-down ponytail. So, after you’ve blown out your roots in the right direction, use a comb or boar bristle brush to smooth out any bumps. Then, take the top half of your hair and secure it with a small hair elastic where you’d like the base of your pony to be.

Add the Other Bottom Half of Your Hair

Next, you can take the remaining half of your hair and add it to the half-up ponytail. Doing this in 2 parts allows you to get both the top and bottom completely smooth and bump-free.

Wrap a Sliver of Hair Around the Hair Elastic

To hide your hair tie, take a note out of Ariana’s book and wrap it with a piece of hair. Use a tiny bit of gel to smooth the ends before you secure it in place using a bobby pin.

Grab a Toothbrush and Hairspray

Pro tip – Spray some hairspray onto a toothbrush and use it to smooth down any flyaway hairs.


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  1. Laux

    Ariana grande has a weave ponytail. So let’s start there

    • May 20, 2019
    • Lydia Basque

      Yes, she does! If you’re looking for additional length, you can add in extensions when you secure the bottom half of the ponytail with the top half!

      • May 20, 2019
  2. Ari (my actual name)

    She is soooooooooooo pretty!!!

    • May 20, 2019

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