Re-Create Catherine Bellis’ Winning Ponytail
Wild card Catherine Bellis made history yesterday when she beat out Dominika Cibulkova, a player ranked 13th in the world, in the first round of the U.S. Open. The 15-year-old is the youngest player to win a match at the tournament since Anna Kournikova in 1996—a record set before Bellis was even born. The teenager’s beauty moves were just as on-point as her game: She wore a banded ponytail seen on the runway at Valentino’s Fall ’14 show. Here, hair pro Guido Palau breaks down how to get the winning look.
2. Blow strands straight with a natural bristle brush and create a clean center part.
3. Comb hair straight back, creating a slight lift at the crown, and then gather the length into a low ponytail.
4. Place elastics every 2 to 3 inches down the ponytail and pull strands gently between each band to create a “puff.”
5. Finish with Redken Control Addict 28 finishing spray. Tennis visor optional.