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EASY Side Ponytails for Long Hair with ghd air

I’ve used ghd straighteners for years. I’ve never found anything that works as well on my hair. I was always jealous of my school friends who…


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I’ve used ghd straighteners for years. I’ve never found anything that works as well on my hair.

I was always jealous of my school friends who had them while I was doing my A Levels. I just couldn’t afford that amount of money. But as soon as I was able to, I bought a bright pink pair and had them for about 3 years.

Unfortunately, they got stolen when our house was broken into. I’ve now got the original style straighteners.

Enter the ghd air.


I don’t dry my hair often with a hairdryer as if I do so on a regular basis, it gets frizzy as hell.

For times I do use a hair dryer, my hair takes ages to try. It’s thick, long and a nightmare!

The ghd air hairdryer claims to dry your hair in half the time as a every day hairdryer. Though I’ve never exactly timed how long it takes to dry my hair with my usual dryer, it took about 3 minutes to get it from damp to drive with the ghd air dryer. Which I think is pretty impressive.

As well as drying your hair quickly, it also uses advanced ionic technology to help keep frizz and flyaway at bay. Woo.


It also comes with the choice of 2 nozzles and has a cool blast function to lock your style into place. It has a 3 metre cable so it’s long enough to use wherever you want it without being restricted to your blog sockets.


Here I am being friends with my hairdryer.


I was sent this hairdryer to create some hairstyles with.

I have long hair and to be honest, I’m not sure what to do with it most of the time. I don’t do many hair styles because I’m rubbish at hair.

I searched ‘hairstyles for long hair’ and there were loads of styles that PROMISED me that even I could do them. With titles like hairstyles any girl can do, or hairstyles for beginners, I was sucked in and excited to try. But it quickly become evident that they’re a lot more complicated than they seem.

After hours of searching, I finally managed to find 2 hairstyles that even I could do. So you can, too.

2 hairstyles ANYONE can do.

Up tuck side pony.

Yes, I made that name up myself.

1. Part your hair and separate a small section near the top. This doesn’t need to be much, just enough to wrap around the ponytail.

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2. Bring the rest of your hair over your shoulder.

3. Take the hair from the opposite side from where your pony will sit and start rolling upwards to create a twist in your hair. Add hair as you move across your head until you meet the ponytail.

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4. While holding your twist in place, take the piece of separated hair down and wrap it around your ponytail. This is what will keep it in place.

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5. Put a hair tie at the bottom of where your hair is fasten to secure it in pace. You can then pull the pony tail tight and tuck your hair around the hair tie to hide it.

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This creates a nice look from the front, and the back has a fancy twist that looks a lot more complicated than it is.

Rope plait side pony. 

1. Bring your hair around one side and separate into twice pieces.

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2. Twist each section around each other like a rope, but twist the sections upwards as you do to tighten them.

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3. Make sure you twist the plait as tight as possible as it will loosen slightly when you put the hair tie in the bottom.

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4. Tie it at the bottom and bobs yer uncle.

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I’m excited to wear my hair like this over the spring and summer rather than my generic up or down styles. Ha.

Do you have any quick and easy styles you can share?

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  1. I have really long hair too, so I never know what to do with it, and I’m rubbish with hair styles. Both of these look great, and really simple to do so I’m definitely going to give them a try! Especially love the ‘Up tuck side pony’ (nice name ;)). x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

  2. I’m just like you and tend not to dry my hair often as it goes to FRIZZ CENTRAL. But your hair looks so soft here and the styles you’ve created are super cute, love the braid! Might have to invest in this GHD dryer myself! Rebecca | Rebecca Marie

  3. Both of those are lovely hairstyles for you Corinne (love your dress/top too!)

    Lizzie Dripping

  4. Your hair looks pretty in all of the different ways I’ve seen you style it, and the side ponytails are no exception. I use a hairdryer much like the one you use. When it breaks maybe I’ll get a ghd air. The dress you’re wearing in the photos above is pretty, and so is your eye-makeup.

  5. I had awful hair for years the I found GHD I kind you not they turned my frizz ball mass into silky and manageable hair. I bet they make great hair dryers too. I love yhe two styles, something that I could do in a hurry buy would look good Lucy x

  6. I absolutely love the hairstyles you created! This makes me want my long hair back.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

  7. Oh I like that second style! 🙂 Sadly I cut off all my long hair..I miss it, sooo much! It will grow back though, phew! 🙂

  8. I don’t often use a hairdryer for the exact same reason – my hair takes sooo long to dry. This one sounds good, though.

    Bella Pummarola

  9. A big messy bun is my go to hair do! so easy and it doesn’t matter what it looks like really due to the fact it’s meant to be messy!

    1. Yeah it’s a pain but hair seems to sit better if you dry it slower. It didn’t take long to dry at all, I was a bit shocked!

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