Chris Appleton Shared the Quickest Way to Give Your Ponytail More Volume — See Video

When it comes to hair, JLo, Kim Kardashian, and Dua Lipa all have a secret weapon. His name? Chris Appleton. The Brit-born, Los Angeles-based stylist is the talent behind some of the celebs’ most iconic looks – from Kim’s bleached blonde Met Gala switch-up, to JLo’s half time blow dry at the Super Bowl.

Appleton has worked on shoots, red carpets, and events, and – no doubt – along the way, he’s had to come up with some quick and creative solutions when short on time. It’s why he’s the man to go to for some seriously effective hair hacks.

He’s previously spilled the secret to an XXL Ariana ponytail (two ponytails stacked one on top of the other), and recently he’s given us a shortcut to some serious volume, too, for ponies that look a little sad and limp. In an Instagram video posted on October 6, Appleton demonstrates how to do the cute hairstyle. 

After creating a regular mid-height ponytail at the crown of his model’s head, he slid the hair band back a couple of centimeters to loosen it. He created a hole in the hair just above the band, then folded the ponytail under the band and pulled through the hole to create extra height, since the ponytail sits on top of the band. He pulled the ponytail tighter to cinch it up even higher and finished by tousling it with his fingers. The result, he says, is double the volume, which we can definitely work with.

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