1. Begin by catching a ponytail at the top of your head. The easiest way to do that is to bend from the waist and brush your hair forward, from the hairline to the tips. Gather all of your hair in one place and straighten up. Be sure the sides, back and front are smooth, then secure it all with a covered elastic band.
2. Brush the tail smooth and hold it with one hand; twist it loosely. Put the index finger of the other hand in front of the band and wrap the twist around its own base using free fingers to guide it gently. Pin it securely.
(Illustration and instructions- Seventeen Guide to Hair, 1969/70)
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