Ponytail Styling Tips With CLOUD NINE

Which CLOUD NINE styling tools are best to use?

The ponytail is an effortless way to instantly pull your look together—just look at Gwen Stefani and Ariana Grande! But when done wrong, a pony can easily wind up looking more gym rat than glamourpuss.

Luckily, CLOUD NINE's revolutionary styling irons make it easy to create any look you’re after, ponytail included. We’ve broken down the best ways to build a perfect ponytail with each of CLOUD NINE’s styling tools.

So sit back, relax, and let us teach you how to get your perfectly on-point pony in minutes.

How to style a Ponytail with one of CLOUD NINE's best styling tools?

CLOUD NINE’s first major innovation in hot tools, the CLOUD NINE Original Iron is a perfect choice for smoothing out your locks. This easy-to-use iron is lightweight and features adjustable temperature controls. The classic Hair Straightening Iron brings hair to new heights of shine and smoothness in an instant, making it an ideal tool for building the perfect pony.

  • To start, section hair and apply a heat protector like Aveda heat relief thermal protector & conditioning mist 100ml before styling.

  • Straighten hair in 1-inch or 2-inch sections, minimising the number of passes by taking your time on each to cut down on damage.

  • Once hair is entirely straight and styled, gather the mid lengths and ends in one hand while brushing the crown smooth with the other.

  • Once the base of your ponytail is smooth and even, secure the mid lengths and ends with a hair tie for a perfectly sleek pony.

Wrangling thick, naturally wild hair can be a chore. But CLOUD NINE makes it a chore you’re happy to complete with its CLOUD NINE The Wide Iron. Built with all the features of the groundbreaking CLOUD NINE Original Iron, this tool is constructed with significantly wider plates than its predecessor. This simple adjustment makes smoothing and evenly distributing heat through long or thick hair a breeze. The ultimate tool for whipping difficult hair into shape in a snap, the versatile CLOUD NINE Wide Iron will have you rocking a silky-smooth pony in no time.

  • For the perfect tamed, thick pony, apply a smoothing styling cream like R+Co Waterfall Moisture + Shine Lotion to damp hair.

  • After drying, section hair into 2-inch or 3-inch sections and take your time with each pass to avoid burning or breakage.

  • Brush through gently when styling is complete.

  • Gather hair at the back of the head, brushing through the top until completely smooth.

  • When smooth, secure the mid lengths and ends with a hair tie for a sleek, controlled look, no matter how wild your mane really is.

Get a vacation-ready style instantly no matter your location with the CLOUD NINE Waving Wand, built for leaving you with long, lustrous waves and diffused, beachy looks. This wide-barrelled wand adds a boost of volume and shine along with undone, sultry vibes with just a few wraps around the barrel. Start wrapping at the root for a seriously boosted, lifted look. Or wrap random strands for a more soft, subtle wave in moments—without ever stepping foot in the sand.

Looking for the ultimate mermaid hair moment? A soft, diffused, low pony sculpted with the CLOUD NINE Waving Wand is just the look for you.

  • Apply a soft texturiser like Oribe Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse while hair is damp, and dry with a diffuser.

  • Style hair in 1-to-3 inch sections, putting less focus on ensuring the entire head is uniformly waved and more focus on creating dimension and movement.

  • When styling is complete, gather mid lengths to ends and secure with a hair tie at the base of the neck.

Allow your ponytail to fall over one shoulder for a look even The Little Mermaid would envy.

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