Let’s start things off with a riddle.
Question: what is a horse’s favorite hairstyle?
Answer: A ponytail, of course!
Hasbro’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a hard show not to like. A group of adorable ponies and unicorns have tons of fun living in a magical land called “Equestria” and teach each other valuable lessons about friendship. It’s no wonder your daughter (and maybe your son, and maybe you) are all obsessed with the show.
Similarly, the classic ponytail up-do has a whole lot to like. It’s easy, keeps the hair off your kiddo’s face and eyes, looks cute, and can even be styled to resemble your daughter’s favorite My Little Pony friend. Follow these steps to turn your girl’s “mane” into the spitting images of her pony friends’ cute styles.
Step 1: Create some volume
Even if your daughter already has some pretty impressively voluminous locks of hair, you’ll still want to create some extra lift at the roots. Spray a bit of dry shampoo around the part, at the back and sides of the head, and massage it into the roots. Then have your horsey subject flip her hair upside down and fluff it up, combing through thoroughly. When creating this do, we love the Rainbow Dash brush that comes with our My Little Pony Glam It Up Cosmetic Set.
Step 2: Horsey bangs
Nearly all the cool characters from My Little Pony have a bit of sweeping side bangs up top. If your little one already has bangs, great! Sweep them to one side and voila! If not, all you have to do is create a little lift on top. Brush all the hair straight back (no part), and take just the top layer and secure it at the very crown of the head with a few pins. This will make an attractive ‘poof’ in your daughter’s hair, where you can then pull out and loosen a few strands to look like horsey bangs. Then pull the rest of the hair into a high ponytail and secure it at the high back of the head. We like the Princess Twilight Sparkle hairbands that come in our My Little Pony Lip and Hair kit.
Step 3: Primp like a pony
Spritz your clean hands with a little hairspray and then, pull them around the crown and tail of your daughter’s hair to smooth out any flyaways. Then finish off the perfect My Little Pony ponytail with cute character clips or the perfect pink tiara that comes in Townleygirl’s Pony Mega Cosmetic Set. Bonus points? Show her how great she looks with her new equestrian hairdo, in the kit’s “Ride the Rainbow” hand-held mirror, featuring three of her favorite gang: Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, and Princess Twilight Sparkle. Perfection!
For extra credit, you can top off the look with My Little Pony press-on nails, and a Rainbow Dash lipstick watch that also come in the My Little Pony Mega Cosmetic Set.