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Shot of a model holding her high ponytail in her right hand


Forget 90's chokers, statement metallics and powerful pinks — the real star of the SS17 runway shows was the sleek ponytail. Clean, simple and perfect for both day and night, this classic look is loved by style icons both on and off the catwalk.


Of course, the simplest hairstyles often take more work than you think. But fear not, we’ve teamed up with top stylist Ryan Trygstad to show you how to get that runway-ready sleek ‘do in just 5 simple steps, with some handy pro tips thrown in for good measure. Trust us, it’ll only take minutes for you to go from freshly washed hair to a ponytail that's fit for the catwalk.


You’ll need these tools to achieve the look: Blow dryer, paddle brush, section clip, flat iron, soft bristle brush, elastic, bobby pins and seriously smooth vibes.


Step 1: Start with wet or damp hair. With your fingers, apply TRESemmé Get Sleek Runway Collection Blow Dry Balm. Used backstage at NYFW shows, this salon-professional favorite helps to provide heat protection, shine and smoothness. Make sure to distribute the balm from roots to tips for full coverage.


Step 2: Now, you’re not going to dry your hair the usual way. Using a paddle brush, blow dry your hair away from your face. Tip: The key is not to form a parting. You don’t need to section your hair, just brush away as you blow dry so you get an even head of hair.


Step 3: Section your hair, then spritz on Get Sleek Heat Protection Spray from mid-length to tip before straightening. Spray from 10-12 inches away and use a section clip to keep loose hair tied back. The spray is designed to work at temperatures up to a huge 450°F, helping to stop heat damage and keep hair soft. Tip: Brush through any remaining kinks in each section before using the flat iron. This will help to reduce breakage and split ends.


Step 4: Brush your straightened hair up using the soft bristle brush to make a high ponytail. Use the elastic to secure the hair Tip: Use a thin piece of hair from the ponytail to wrap round and conceal the elastic. Secure with a bobby pin to keep the overall look tidy.


Step 5: Finally, give your sleek new look staying power without stiffness. Spray on TRES Two Ultra Fine Mist Hair Spray from 10-12 inches away. It helps to fight frizz to keep you looking polished all day and night.


How’s that for a rapid runway look? Watch the video to help you get the look with the TRESemmé Runway Collection.


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