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The Topsytail … it’s Baaack!
Tue, 27 November 2012 4:45PM
It feels like yesterday I was sitting in my bedroom while my older sister and/or mum pulled my little blonde ponytail through Topsytail. Remember those, Primpers? It was pretty much my daily hairstyle throughout junior school before I hit those dreaded teenage years with glasses, braces, and dead-straight strands. Hideous.
Unfortunately that meant the untimely end of the Topsytail, never to be seen again.
Why, why, did I ever let it out of my sight?
Rolls, twisted and twirled hairstyles, are a hair trend dominating the runways and the red carpet, but before you start thinking that you’ll need to duck in for an appointment at your salon to get one, think again. It’s all about the Scünci Topsytail Tool, $9.95, 1800 650 263, and now more than ever before there are more than a few ways you can get creative with it.
Setting aside the classic pull-through-the-ponytail ‘do that we all know and love, today it’s all about the Topsytail Jr. of which you can form your own, slightly less intricate version of a victory roll.
Remember this intricate style Diane Kruger wore on the red carpet recently?
For a slightly more wearable variation, as I mentioned all you’ll need is the Topsytail Jr. and two thin hair elastics. Separate your hair into a middle part, section your hair down to behind your left ear, and tie the section of hair into a ponytail at eye level. Then, place the Topsytail down in the centre of your ponytail and loop the hair through as you would a normal Topsytail-esque style. Then, if desired, repeat the process on the right side. The result? A fabulously twisted style, all you’ll need to do is decide how to wear the lengths of your hair.
Depending on the thickness of your hair, it should look a little like this …
And another style I can never get enough of is the ponytail wrap. You know when you’ve tied your hair into a ponytail and you save the small strand of hair to wrap around the base? If you haven’t, you should give it a whirl – it instantly adds a touch of finesse to your hairstyle.
Check out Kate Hudson’s variation …
Now while it might seem like a little extra fuss, after you have gathered your hair in a ponytail and secured it with an elastic, place the Topsytail through your ponytail as per usual. Then, take a small section of hair and wrap it around your hair elastic until there is around two inches of hair at the end. Put the remaining hair through the Topsytail Jr., and holding the small section of hair through the ponytail with one hand, use the other hand to pull the tool through the ponytail and voilà!
Here’s the finished product …
I could go on for years about all the new styles you can try with your Topsytail, but I won’t because I’m interested to hear your thoughts …
Do you still own a Topsytail?
If so, do you still use it?
What are your favourite styles to create?
Love the ponytail wrap trick? Me, too.
Images: Getty, unless stated otherwise
Posted by: Hayley Bennett