Steven Lightfoot, the Technical Director of Education and Product Development for Peter Coppola Keratin Concept, shared his professional styling expertise with readers of the November 2013 issue of Modern Salon Magazine in a feature titled Textured Upstyles. In the feature, which highlighted a few soft, simple updos worn by celebrities as well as tips on how to re-create the looks, Lightfoot shows readers how to achieve the elegant ponytail look that Heidi Klum wore to the Emmys.
For starters, he suggests that stylists keep clients’ hair lines sleek and fly away free with a ponytail starting slightly below the apex of the head. Then a cascading ponytail should be created, with fine sections of hair cleverly concealing the bands used to secure each tier of the ponytail. Hair should be slightly teased, lightly sprayed and smoothed between sections in order to keep hair light and soft-looking all night long.