Considering how celebrities and influencers have been flaunting various ponytail hairstyles, it would be safe to say that ponytails are going to be huge this season. We have bookmarked a lot of ponytail hairstyle inspiration for the upcoming festive season, but one such ponytail that has particularly caught our eye is the criss-cross ponytail.

This ponytail is the perfect hairstyle to sport to a number of occasions. From being office appropriate to being perfect for your BFF’s cocktail party, this is one hairdo that ensures your hair would never looking boring again. Wondering how to DIY this stunning ponytail at home? Don’t worry, it’s not difficult at all and takes barely 10 minutes. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to nail the criss-cross ponytail...

criss cross ponytail

Criss-cross ponytail

Step 01: To begin, split your hair into three sections - two smaller side portions that go from temple to nape and a larger middle section. Secure the middle portion into a low ponytail just slightly above the nape using a hair tie.

Step 02: Further divide the side sections into three sections and take the front-left portion and place it over the ponytail. Secure with a bobby pin on the right side. Then, cross the front-right section over that piece. This should create an "x" pattern just above the hair tie.

Step 03: Combine the two sections of hair hanging on the left. Now take the combined section and secure it under the hair tie with a couple of bobby pins. Repeat the process on the right side.

Tip: Twisting the hair before securing it at the back can give the style even more definition.

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