Topsy Tail

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I absolutely love doing hair. When my friend/classmate, M, sported a unique side ponytail this past week, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to re-create it. Not only did it remind me of Taylor Swift's hair from the 2011 AMA's, it brought back a bit of nostalgia from my childhood; a time where I had been obsessed with a tool called the Topsy Tail.

TOOLS: 1 hair tie, and hairspray (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Tie hair into a low side ponytail.
2. Loosen the ponytail by gently tugging the hair tie downwards.
3. Split the hair that is above the base of the ponytail into 2 parts to create an opening (see picture).
4. Lift the ponytail with your left hand, and with your right hand, pull it straight down into the opening.
5. Optional: To finish the look, lightly mist your hair with hairspray.

29 comments

Girlie Blogger said...

So easy. I can actually do this. THanks for hte makeup how to.

Courtney said...

I have ALWAYS wondered how to do this, thanks so much!

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Estherina said...

So pretty! Definitely need to try this out!

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Simone said...

Have to try it right now! ;)

Lola said...

I remember topsy turvys! They used to have this little device you could use to make it easy, wish my hair was long enough to do it! XX

TheTinyHeart said...

Such a cute hairstyle! Have to try that one out. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

-Sharon
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Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Awww, this is brings back too many memories! My mother always used to do my hair this way :) Love it!

aki! said...

You know... I need some way to do my hair today that's not down and everywhere. I think this will do quite nicely.

threadsandbuttons said...

I love this simple but beautiful hairstyle. And I totally remember the Topsy Tail. I didn't have one, but I wanted one SO bad. Which is kinda silly when you think about how simple it is to do this style on your own haha.

jo said...

I have no talent in the hair department, but that twist might be do-able. Have a great weekend!

smk053078 said...

This looks so easy and fun...but I swear I will try it and it won't come out right. I seriously need a full time hairstylist at home. :)
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KristiMcMurry said...

I love this! It's so easy, and perfect for my long hair. I get so sick of the same old style, so this will be a great way to spice it up! I've got it fixed this way for dinner with my family tonight :)

Haute Eyes said...

The side pony is to classic!! Love that look! WOuld love if you could check out my latest posts and tell me what you think!

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Carolyn said...

so elegant and simple!

Justine said...

This hair style brings back memories! I used to do this hair style as a kid too -- but it got itchy so I stopped. Oh, I must try this out again (as soon as my hair goes back out).

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Fabulous!

Alyssa May Edwards said...

I think my hair is actually long enough for this now! Hooray!!! Have a wonderful weekend!! <3

xoxo,
Alyssa

JANICE said...

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great instructions! so easy to understand!

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devorelebeaumonstre. said...

pretty! xo

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harrie said...

Love this hairstyle! Classically simple, a great summer look :)

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Eden said...

I love the hair style

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supernovachick said...

Just tried it. Looove it! Thanks for it :)

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Anonymous said...

Love this! Thanks for the shout out :)

Valerie said...

Oh i love that <3 I wanted to cut my hair but I might wait a bit so that I can give a try to this style :) thanks for sharing the tutorial

xoxo

Alice McGenniss-Destro said...

wow it's actually really simple!
i'm a new follower to your blog can't wait to read more of your posts :) x

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Catherine said...

I think I'll have to try this. So simple and cute!

Great blog you have!

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julianne. said...

that is such an adorable hair do.
i love it! <3

Kelly said...

Mine always get so loose and slid right out. I finally figured out how to make it stay: dry shampoo (and hairspray never hurts)!