Change up your look with these drawstring ponytail styles

On busy weekdays and casual weekends, nothing beats an updo when getting ready and out the door lightning fast is essential. If a basic ponytail sounds too simple to suit your mood and apparel, these two upgraded ponytail techniques will add flair or bouncy curls to your coif.
Now, don't panic. Even short-haired beauties can easily rock these looks with the help of hair extensions and clip-in flair. For the first look, a super high ponytail gets some added drama from a trio of vibrant hair wefts. But if bouncy curls are more your style, the second half of this video features a playful ball of ringlets that will put a little spring in that weekday step.
Materials for long-haired drawstring ponytail
- 2 hair elastics
- Long-haired drawstring ponytail hair extension
- Blue, red and violet clip-in hair extensions
- Short bristled hairbrush
Materials for curly drawstring ponytail
- Hair elastic
- Curly drawstring ponytail hair extension
- Bobby pins
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Instructions for long-haired ponytail
1. Form a ponytail on the top of your head and secure it with a hair elastic. This will be the base for attaching the hair extension.
2. Secure the drawstring hair extension to the top of your head just in front of the ponytail. Make sure it is centered, and flip the hair over the initial ponytail so it aligns with your back.
3. Carefully wrap the drawstring around the initial ponytail once or twice to hold it in place.
4. For extra security, wrap the second hair elastic around the drawstring and tuck the loose drawstring through it to ensure a shake-proof hold.
5. Clip in the colored extensions so they're close to the base of the ponytail, and use your fingers to brush them into place.
6. Smooth the ends with a short bristled brush.
Instructions for curly drawstring ponytail
1. Brush all your hair up toward the top of your head to form a ponytail. Secure it with a hair elastic.
2. Twist the hair into a bun and secure with a few bobby pins to form the base for the hair extension.
3. Slip the drawstring hair extension over the top of the bun and secure it in place with several bobby pins.