A Guide To Manifesting Ariana Grande’s High Ponytail Power


If there’s anything more iconic than Ariana Grande herself, it’s her ponytail. The pony has done more than start a trend of high-updo copycats: it’s become a powerful enigma of its own, rightfully reaching legend status.

 

So, how does one embody such big hair energy? Does it take a village of abiding hair stylists and rivers of extensions? Maybe for Grande, but you can easily execute the timeless high ponytail with a few of these hair care essentials. Allow me to guide you through the transformative journey, below.

 

Hair bungees are essential

Kitsch

Brown Bungee Elastics 6 Count

$7

A hair tie can only hold up so much for so long. If you’re reaching for a pack of hair extensions to fully embody Grande’s floor-sweeping pony, you’re going to need a hair bungee. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a bungee-like cord to tie up the thickest of hair with ease. They may look intimidating, but they’re ridiculously life-changing.

 

Find the strongest hair gel money can buy.

R+CO

WALL ST Strong Hold Gel

$28

To keep your mane fully tamed, you have to bring out the big guns. Enter: This ultra-hold hair gel, which will give your hair that glossy Grande-approved finish with no bumps or kinks in sight.

 

Keep hairspray on deck at all times.

ORIBE

Freestyler Working Hairspray

$42

To truly embody the highest high pony power, one must always have hairspray within arm’s reach. Grande would be damned if she had a single flyaway strand that isn’t meticulously placed on her smooth pony, so thou shalt always keep frizz and unruly hairs at bay with a touch-up of aerosol hairspray.

 

Give your pony some sheen with hair oil.

VERB

Ghost Oil

$16

Ariana’s pony is not only lengthy, but so shiny that you could probably see your own reflection in it. To create this glass-like sheen, you’re going to need a bit—and I do mean a bit—of hair oil. Just slather it on post-styling, and your hair’s reflection is ready to blind everyone in your path.

 

Your scalp needs solace.

BRIOGEO

Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment

$32

A high pony is a known scalp murderer, so some post-scalp revitalization is key to keeping up with this high-maintenance ‘do. This scalp treatment will give your aching crown just what to needs to stay in tact.

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