Raise your ponytail’s volume with this weekend-ready style (and soundtrack)

When the weekend hits, sometimes all you feel like doing is throwing your hair in a basic ponytail and calling it a day. But taking your updo to the next level doesn’t have to require a lot of effort—and with the right music and styling tricks as motivation, it can even be a ritual you look forward to.

Luckily, we’ve got you covered on both fronts. In the video below, you’ll find out how to elevate your high ponytail using just three elements: a few bobby pins, an elastic, and Beautycounter’s new Volume & Shape Volumizing MistThis high-performance treatment gives roots a lift using safer ingredients like hibiscus proteins, which help give the plant its structure, shape, and flexibility. (It’ll do the same for your hair, too.) 

And while you’re getting ready, press play on a soundtrack we’ve curated just for you—one filled with songs that’ll pump you up for whatever your weekend has in store. Yes, we recommend turning up the volume for this one.

Pump Up the Volume

Fitz and The Tantrums – HandClap 

OneRepublic – Light it Up 

Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks 

Walk the Moon – Shut up and Dance 

Luke Bryan – That’s My Kind of Night 

Carrie Underwood – Blown Away 

Meghan Trainor – Me Too 

Ed Sheeran – Shape of You 

Tom Petty – Free Fallin’ 

ABBA – Dancing Queen 

MGMT – Electric Feel 

Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get It Started