How to Do a Loop Ponytail

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Roller coasters are far more fun with a loop. The same goes for your hair. Add some spark to your average ponytail with a loop version. This simple style takes just about the same amount of time as your go-to ponytail. Dress it up for a school dance or wear it simply with a T-shirt and jeans, then be prepared to teach your admiring friends how to do one.

  • Hair Brush
  • Elastics

1 Brush your hair to remove tangles

Brush your hair to remove tangles.

2 Pull your hair into a ponytail

Pull your hair into a ponytail, which can be low, medium or high. Style the hair slicked back for a cleaner look or keep a part for a softer look. Tie the ponytail with an elastic.

3 Loosen the ponytail

Loosen the ponytail by wiggling the elastic down just a bit.

4 Part

Part the hair right above the elastic to create a hole through the center that is big enough to fit your ponytail through. If there is not enough space, use your fingers to create a wider hole by separating the hair and loosening the entire ponytail even more. Be gentle to ensure that you do not mess up the top section.

5 Pick up the ponytail and loop

Pick up the ponytail and loop it through the top of the hole. Pull the entire tail through the bottom.

6 Tighten the ponytail

Tighten the ponytail by parting the hair in half and tugging both sections apart, or leave the entire hairdo loose for a more relaxed look.

Los Angeles-based writer Elana Kluner has been writing internationally since 2008. Her work has been published in M2Women Magazine, DANZ Quarterly, Central leader, Western Leader, The Other Duck and Spa Violet. Kluner graduated with a Bachelor's degree in creative writing from Auckland University of Technology and studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.