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Polished Wedding Ponytail

A little patience and a lot of heat can straighten curly hair temporarily if you want it sleek for the I do’s and wavy for the honeymoon. New York City stylist Sarah Potempa applied a serum, stretched the strands, and smoothed locks with a flat iron before pulling hair back into the super-chic look.

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Photography by: Tamara Schlesinger

THE TOOLS

  • Protection serum
  • Blow-dryer with nozzle attachment
  • Boar-bristle brush
  • Ceramic straightener
  • Clear elastic
  • Smoothing crème
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Photography by: Mike Krautter Photography

HOW-TO

1. Protect hair from heat damage by applying a serum. Use a blow-dryer with a nozzle attachment and a boar-bristle brush to stretch out and smooth strands.

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Photography by: Mike Krautter Photography

2. Get the perfect smooth finish by going over hair again with a ceramic straightener. Add extra height at the roots by straightening pieces in an upward motion.

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Photography by: Mike Krautter Photography

3. Gather hair at the nape of the neck and secure with a clear elastic. Finish off with a smoothing crème.

 

THE DETAILS

Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Heat Protection Serum, $20; carolsdaughter.com. Cutler Specialist Fly Away Control Stick, $23; naturallycurly.com

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