In this course, Guest Artist Allison Mercadefe will be showing you how to upgrade the basic ponytail by adding length, with extensions, and how to integrate trendy accessories to glam up your style. In addition to elevating the look, she will share the fundamentals of ponytail positioning to accentuate the different face shapes, and how to consult your client through the process. Grab your EXPANDA Volume and SESSION Max Hairspray, and let’s get to styling!

  • Tools Used

    Ponytail Piece Extension (Fall Piece)
    Long Track Extension
    Dressing Brush
    Tail Comb
    Bungee Elastic
    Bobby Pins
    Rubber Elastic
    Blow Dryer
    Leather Strand
    Plastic Sewing Needle
    Detail Brush

  • Products Used

    EXPANDA Volume
    SESSION -MAX Spray
    U:DRY Fresh


Allison Mercadefe

UNITE Educator

California-based stylist and owner of Prim and Proper Salon, Allison Mercadefe has made a name for herself in the beauty industry with her multifaceted portfolio as an editorial stylist, platform artist, color and extension specialist, educator and entrepreneur. Her unparalleled career expands more than two decades during which she has applied her AA in Marketing degree at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise and Bachelors in Business from CBU, drive, creativity, and technical skills to creating beautiful hair behind the chair, on set and backstage domestically and internationally at Fashion Week, as well as, providing cutting edge programs that advance the careers for employees. Her salon has been voted “Best Salon” in the Inland Empire for 10 consecutive years, and “Top Salon Mentoring Program” in the Inland Empire since 2014. Allison has been a UNITE Educator since 2017 and she looks forward to continuing to share her knowledge through the UNITE TV platform.