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Side Ponytails for Prom

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Cheryl Burke Side Ponytail
Side Ponytails for Prom

Cheryl Burke

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The side ponytail is softer and can be more flattering than your average ponytail.

To get this look:

Step 1: Create waves with a wide-barreled curling iron. To do this, spritz styling spray on 2-inch sections of hair and wrap around the barrel of a curling iron. Alternate directions.
Step 2: Finger comb waves into a ponytail, securing just a few inches either to the left or the right.
Step 3: For an even more polished look, take a pencil-sized piece of hair from the bottom of the ponytail and wrap around elastic. Secure end of hair in the band and hold in place with a bobby pin.
Step 4: Braid hair leaving about 4 inches at the bottom. Finish with a spritz of hairspray.

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