They say that it takes three to make a trend, but this lazy-girl style hit the Golden Globes red carpet no fewer than nine times! So without a doubt the ponytail is our new go-to for every occasion. From cocktail parties and girls’ night’s out, to chilled out beach days and sleek office meetings, you’re going to be seeing a lot more of this simple style.
We’re massive fans, not only because it’s practical and works for all hair lengths and textures, but it’s super easy to give it a personal twist — a la Natalie Dormer’s chic wrap or Maria Menounos’ stunning side-braided style.
Celebrity stylist Anthony Nader, from Sydney’s Raw Salon, says when it comes to picking the right ponytail you need to consider your face shape. “The more oval or symmetrical your face shape is, a high pony works best with your bone structure.” He adds, “If your face shape is more angular, try a low side ponytail that hugs the neckline.”
Short, sleek and low works best for lobs and bobs.
This braided style is perfect for taming frizzy strands.
Swept back and secured with a clip at the nape of the neck is super-chic for an evening event.
Add a sleek accent to a mid-height ponytail by wrapping a piece of hair around the elestic and securing with a bobby pin.
Mist with a strong hold hairspray and use a comb to smooth down any flyaways to get this super-sleek finish.
To get mega-watt shine, use an oil or serum on brunette locks.
This messy, to-the-side loose fishtail ponytail (phew!) is a stunning low-maintenance Summer style.
High with lots of va-va-voom volume gives you an instant facelift!
A side French braided style secured back into a low pony is the ideal day to night look.