Who says you can’t wear a hair topper up? While I admit that I miss doing high ponytails, almost any style can work if you wear a topper — you just might need to modify it a little bit.
With my current topper (my Noriko Milan), it’s sometimes difficult to put it in a traditional ponytail because the clips on the hairpiece pull on my bio hair (and, the Noriko has quite a bit of hair, making it somewhat of a heavy ponytail!). I so wish there was a way to do a standard ponytail and somehow alleviate the stress on the front clips. My hair is just too delicate to have a ton of pulling/tugging.
Because I miss some of the height of a fun ponytail, I’ve found this technique works well. It accomplishes two things – the overall “base” of the look remains pretty low (to help integrate the sides), but the ends of the updo are free to flounce and bounce and swing and play (ha).
I think it gives it some more visual interest than the low pony common to most toppers.
And, of course, a pic from the front:
And finally a pic from the back. Boo that this photo is a bit blurry, sorry!
All I did was gather the hair in both hands, twist it a bit, then secure it up a bit higher on my head with a claw clip. The claw clip is nice since it attaches to a greater area of your bio hair.
This means less pulling, people. This is a good thing.
It’s sad to think my high-ponytail days are behind me, but this quick-and-easy updo works for me, for now. It’s pretty comfortable, it looks natural from all angles, and it takes literally 20 seconds to do.
Combine that with the one minute it takes for me to actually put on my topper, and I have a complete hairdo in no time at all!