San Francisco's sleek ponytails

As many of you know, we just adore our in-house lead educator Corinna Hernandez. This morning she taught the Edo staff high-fashion, backstage ponytails inspired by Bottega Veneta's at 2014 Fashion Week, Milan edition.

We first got started on her beautiful model Vicky. Vicky has perfect hair for this, not too thick and little to no waves. Corinna's first step was prepping her hair with Bumble and bumble's Prep Spray then saturating it with Thickening Spray, blow-drying hair from roots to end making sure to keep the hair close to the head and free of any kinks. After half a can of Does it All and many brush strokes, she secured the ponytail with a hair bungee, not a rubber band. Finishing off with Invisible Oil...the hair is now sleek but not wet looking.

Here are some photos of the clean and luminous ponytail from today's advanced styling class:

Elegant, polished and sophisticated. The sleek pony doesn't have to only grace the runway.

xoxo Edo Salon

Quote from hair hero Guido Paulo,

“The hair for Bottega Veneta is clean and sharp, which is a bit of a departure from previous seasons,” said Guido. “In the past, the hairstyles were easier, softer and more natural. A sort of 90′s minimalism inspired me, so the hair is simple with blunt lines. Hair extensions were used to create a very long fake ponytail that resembles the same thickness and consistency of a horse’s tail. There is certainly an intended element of artificiality to the hair,” he explained.

Sleek and Smooth

Perfect ponytails for this summer. Stylish and oh-so easy.


Create a pattern with some black bobby pins.

1. Twirl hair and make a loose side bun right behind your ear.
2. With 4 black bobby pins, make an even row down the smooth side of your hair. 
3. Using the last 4 bobby pins, overlap the inside tips facing downward.
4. Spray with Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode hairspray for a light hold.

Brunette? Use silver bobby pins!

What you'll need:


1. Comb hair or bangs to the side with a boar bristle brush for a smooth and even look.
2. On a small section underneath, braid a little strand and tie on the end with a rubber band.
3. Wrap braid around hair and tuck in place with a bobby pin facing inside.
4. Spray all over with hairspray and finish with Bumble and Bumble Shine Spray.


What you'll need:

   Have a cute summer hairstyle idea? Share with us your favorite looks on a warm summer day.

xoxo Edo Salon