"Prepare hair with a thermal spray and a dollop of smoothing creme, then blow-dry using a round brush, smoothing it out as you go,” says Wild.
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"Pull hair back into a ponytail while keeping the tension even to avoid 'bubbles'," adds Wild. "Take a small section (a few strands can be enough) and wrap around the base of the pony and pin in—this covers up the elastic and gives a better finish."
"Section off the ponytail and run a hair straightener through the loose hair—this will give you a glass-like finish. A light spray of hairspray will keep the style in place."
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"Low ponytails are an easy style for those days when you can't be bothered to wash your hair yet you still want to look groomed."
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