There’s really no hairstyle quite as versatile as a ponytail. You can style a ponytail to look bright and bouncy, low and messy, braided, sleek and elegant, and so much more. If you’re looking for a new way to update your trusty ponytail, let Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez‘s go-to hairstylist Chris Appleton inspire you to snatch your style this season.
Appleton, who often posts short tutorial videos on his Instagram, shared his secrets to making your face look extra snatched whether you’re rocking a ponytail or wearing your hair down. According to the pro, there are three ways to style your hair to give your face a more lifted look, and they’re easy to incorporate into your daily hair care routine; you don’t have to be a celebrity stylist or use a bunch of fancy tools to bring his techniques to life. In fact, it may be as simple as changing up the way you part your hair or the direction you’re curling!
The first way is to curl the hair away from the face to open up your face and show off your cheekbones. Appleton curls one side of his model’s hair away from her face and one side toward her face, and the difference is telling. Appleton’s next tip is to change up your part, ditching the millennial-favorite side part in favor of a middle part. “It shows off the cheekbones and makes the hair look fuller,” Appleton explains.