The ducktail look requires a comb, a little bit of hairspray and a lightweight water based pomade. Style hair in a ducktail with help from a makeup artist and hair stylist with extensive film, television and print experience in this free video clip.
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Hi, my name is Cati James. I'm a hairstylist, and today I'm going to show you how to get the ducktail hairstyle. So basically, what you need is a comb, a little bit of hairspray and a lightweight water based pomade. So to start out, we're going to section the hair. So you're going to take your comb. I'm going to part it on the middle. It doesn't have to be a perfect part. Just kind of section it into two parts and then have the back go down the back and then once that's parted, again it doesn't have to be perfectly straight, you're going to take a little bit of the front section and leave that. Just going to leave this part here and that's going to be the little flip up in the front when you get done. So you have your part and then you're going to take your water based pomade, about three fingers, rub that through your hands and slick that hair down. You're going to work it all the way through the back. This is a very sleek style so you want quite a bit of pomade in it and then you can use that to kind of scrunch through the front as well. Okay, once that's done you take your comb and you're smoothing down the sides and the back. Just work it down and get kind of as flat as possible. You've got your pomade. It's one of those 1950s like greased head looks. It's very cute. So then you're going to take a little bit more pomade, again working that through the back and the sides. It's a little bit slicker now from the comb and then what you're going to do with your hands is work it into a ducktail in the back. So basically you want like a reverse Faux-Hawk in the back. You're working it like you're spiking your hair on top but you're doing it in the back and that makes a nice kind of ducktail. And then we turn around and we play with the front portion. There's a lot of different things you could do with this. You can kind of flip it up like that. You could leave it in the front as kind of a funky bang, just a lot of things. I like to do it in the front as a little bit of a flip and then just make sure the sides are nice and smooth and then to finish it off, take a little bit of hairspray and just spritz the front, spritz the sides, spritz the back. Our most important tool that we used for this was our water-based pomade.