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Elle Woods' Legally Blonde Hairstyles

Sep.13,2022
This entry was posted in Style By Bailee

It's been 20 years since the movie "Legally Blonde" was released, can you believe it? The movie has given us many memorable moments, with all sorts of pink outfits, Harvard acceptance videos, and Elle using her knowledge of hair care to win a lawsuit.

In the movie, Elle Woods' hair always looks fabulous, and her hairstyles range from glamorous waves to butterfly clips and ponytails. Even when viewed today, it's not time-consuming. Do you want to get the same look as Legally Blonde? We have listed here the best hairstyles of Elle from the movie and step-by-step instructions on how to create them right at home.

best hairstyles of Elle

1. High ponytail with bangs

On Elle's first day of class at Harvard Law School, she proved that academics can be stylish. She strutted down the halls in a blue jacket, knee-length skirt, black glasses and thigh-high brown boots. Her high ponytail completes her stylish look. Elle leaves two strands of hair on either side of her face to accent her bouncy ponytail. If you've seen the movie, then you know that this was Ayer's look during her iconic run-in with Warner in law school. At first, Warner doesn't believe that Elle can get into law school. Her response is one of the best lines in the movie: "What, like it's hard?"

What, like it's hard?

If you need a ponytail for school or work, or just want to dress to impress, you can get the look in a few easy steps. One of the things we love most about Elle Woods' hair is the bounce and vibrancy her hair possesses. If you've recently cut your hair short or want to add some volume to thinning hair, hair extensions can help you achieve a longer, thicker ponytail immediately.

First, comb your hair thoroughly to remove any tangles. Pull your hair back into a high ponytail. Remove any strands from the ponytail that are covering your face. Twist the ponytail, pull it into a bun and secure the bun in place with a gravity-defying hair tie.

Now you can make a fuller look with curly ponytail extensions or use straight ponytail extensions. Just use a curling iron to get beautiful waves like Elle's. After your extensions are free of tangles, clip them to your bun and wrap the Velcro base securely around them. Take a strand of hair and place it around the base to conceal the band and use bobby pins to secure your hair in place. Grab your hair oil and place a few drops in your hair as a finishing touch, and give your face bangs a subtle wave with a straightener or curler.

2. Sleek high ponytail

Elle never refuses to take on the challenge of a sky-high ponytail. She showed her classmates the true glamour of Elle Woods with this look, which she wore to hang out on the school's lawn while Warner played soccer nearby. Her eye-catching pink sequin bikini, red sunglasses, puffy jacket, and sleek ponytail quickly drew more attention to her than the game itself. This look is super fun and great if you need to cover up greasy second or third day hair.

sleek ponytail

Want to recreate this ponytail at home? First, use a comb to remove any tangles and knots from your hair. As you pull your hair back into the ponytail, use the brush to make it smooth and clump-free, just like Elle's.

Apply a light coat of hairspray and run your hands evenly over your head to prevent fine hair from flying around. Slide a comb under the hairband at the top of the ponytail to secure the extensions. Take out the Velcro base and wrap it around the ponytail until it is securely fastened. You can take a strand of hair and wrap it around the band to hide it.

3. Classic middle parting with 90's hair accessories

Elle wore a chic and sweet outfit at the nail salon with jeans, a pink tank top, and a yellow tie top. It was simple but chic. Her hair was parted down the middle, pulled back at the top with cute bobby pins, and cascaded down the sides.

Classic middle parting with 90's hair accessories

Whether you use 90's butterfly clips, claw clips, or glitter bobby pins to hold your hair in place, you can easily get this hairstyle. If you want to achieve Al's length, use seamless clip-in hair extensions for a comfortable and secure hold. They will stay in place no matter how you toss them.

4. Side parted low ponytail braid

Elle Woods never disappoints with her outfits, especially when she's trying to make a good impression at school. For her orientation day, she paired a blue and pink striped shirt with a pink newsboy hat and a low ponytail. Of course, her Chihuahua Bruiser was by her side when she introduced them as "Gemini Vegans. Although her classmates were not impressed, that didn't stop Elle from making the most of the day.

Classic middle parting with 90's hair accessories

If you want to replicate her low ponytail style at home, you just need to follow a few simple steps. Prepare clip-on ponytail extensions, bobby pins, hair elastics, a hair brush, and your favorite hairspray. It's best to start with hair that is the day after you wash it or slightly oily so the style doesn't slip out. If you've just washed your hair, use a texturizing spray to add hold.

Once you're ready, brush your hair out of the way and pull all your hair back. Smooth the hair at the top of your head and secure the ponytail in a bun at the back of your neck. Take your hair extensions and secure them to the bun with weft. Take half an inch of hair and wrap it around the ponytail, securing it with bobby pins to hide the extensions. After your ponytail is in place, give your hair a spray of hairspray to make sure it stays in place all day. If you want to accessorize your ponytail with a pink newsboy hat, that's certainly a great option.

Sticking to your fashion will more or less meet with some people's lack of understanding. For example, who can forget when Elle showed up to a non-costume party in a pink bunny costume with a tail? Or when one of her professors asked her to leave class on the first day because of her costume choice? Fortunately, Elle has the support of Bruce and her friend Paulette on her side.

 a non-costume party in a pink bunny costume with a tail

While many characters in the film often underestimate Elle because of her blonde hair and interesting fashion choices, she breaks stereotypes and proves that you can be beautiful and smart at the same time. As Elle says at the end of the film, "You must always have faith in yourself."

Here's a video of a legally blonde style analysis , if you're interested, then take a look.

How long do high ponytails last?

A protective ponytail can be worn for up to two weeks.

How damaging is a high ponytail?

High ponytails are the worst culprits for hair breakage and stress, especially when pulled tightly. If you must wear your hair up on a regular basis and cannot afford a few "down days," alternate between high ponytails and low, loose styles.

Can you sleep with a ponytail extension?

Sleeping with hair extensions is safe, and you should not be concerned. Examine the hair roots for tangles or knots. Assessing your hair extension bonds on a daily basis is essential whether you use tapes, wefts, pre-bonds, or any other type of extension.

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