5 Steps To Creating A Low Ponytail | Salon Secret Africa

Popular Hairstyles

How low can you go? 5 steps to creating a carefree low pony

13 December 2018
Very low ponytail
Salon Secret

Salon Secret

The online destination for all things hair.

The site showcases stylists’ professional expertise and promotes the latest industry innovations. Through smart, conversational content, Salon Secret brings stylists to their clients in a new way.

Low bun hairstyles are all the rage – but why not simplify this already-simple ‘do one step further by opting for a loose and low ponytail instead? A low pony is one of those cute low hairstyles that is also super protective of the hair. The best part is that it can literally be done in seconds. Here’s our step-by-step tutorial for acing the look.


Step 1

This style can literally fall flat if you don’t infuse it with volume wherever and however you can. To lock in the boost before blow-drying, spritz your hair with lightweight, uplifting L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Volume Lift Spray-Mousse.


Step 2

Throw your hair forward and shake it a bit at the roots. This will add to the lift, especially at the top of the head where it is needed most.


Step 3

Use your fingers to gather the hair (a brush is a no-no) and tie it into a low ponytail using a fabric-covered hair tie to prevent breakage. For a romantic effect, you can also use a bit of ribbon, or opt for a piece of fabric for a modern vibe.


Step 4

Use your fingers to push the hair up at the crown for even more volume and pull out a few strands at the front to help frame the face and soften the look.


Step 5

Finish off with a slick of leave-in Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Intense for added shine and to tame those pesky fly-aways.

 Easy, effortless and as cute as it gets! There’s little doubt that the low ponytail will soon become one of your go-to hairstyles for work and play. 

Low bun hairstyles are all the rage – but why not simplify this already-simple ‘do one step further by opting for a low ponytail instead?

Richard Nienaber

I like this article
Be the first to like this article

Oops, something went wrong! Please try again later...

More to discover

Dark and Lovely Tutorial video - How to create the Nubian queen look
29 March 2019

Get the natural look: Nubian queen video tutorial

Insta-influencer Nomvuyo Morgan shows us how to nail a proudly African do.

Blonde woman with textured bob
05 February 2019

How to create a textured bob

Play up your bob with textured waves

Five modern ways to wear a ponytail
17 August 2018

Five modern ways to wear a ponytail

The old schoolgirl hairstyle just got an adult upgrade!

Salon Locator

Salon Locator

Find your nearest hairdresser on our Salon Locator and experience the latest hair trends and techniques by the best hair experts. Visit a salon and benefit from their professional tips, which include all regimens to maintain and prolong your hair look at home. It's time to get pampered!


We use cookies to give you the best user experience and personalisation on our site and third party sites. By continuing to browse our website, you consent to our use of cookies. For more information, see our Cookies Policy.