Versatile and simple, the ponytail is one of the out there. But just because it's popular doesn't mean everyone knows how to get the . Thankfully, there's one trick that can get you there.
"Tilt your head back while doing a ponytail," says celebrity hairstylist Marcus Francis, who has worked with Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington. "This trick makes the nape much tighter."
Sound too simple to make a difference? I asked Good Housekeeping's social media editor Samantha Toscano to try this trick firsthand.
The Normal Way
Here, Samantha pulled her hair back into a ponytail with her chin tilted towards the floor. As you can see, there's a slight pouf under the tie.
The New Method
This time, she tilted her head backwards, making it easier to gather her hair at a closer angle. Once she lifted her head back up, the ponytail felt tighter.