Borne of necessity, the ponytail often gets a bad wrap for being a sloppy solution for second day hair, a humid day or a trip to the gym. Lately, however, we have been seeing stylish ponytails wagging down runways and red carpets and we wanted to share some of our most favorite looks with you.
When sporting a ponytail, the key is to find the most complementary placement and style for your face. Middle parts and slicked-back locks are certainly not for everyone! Play with it and find your sweet spot when it comes to height then determine if you want something fierce (think: high and tight), or something more romantic that’s low, loose and wavy. Careful consideration will make the style look thoughtful and intentional; a ponytail with a purpose, if you will. So, whether you wear it high, low, to one side, curly, straight, flipped through, tucked under, wrapped, teased, super-slick or messy, own it, ladies!
However you wag, you will probably need some product, so be sure to arm yourself with the necessities like gel, hairspray, bobby pins, a teasing brush and holder of choice. Speaking of… Don’t let your ponytail be the butt of any jokes, either! Leave that scrunchie that you use when washing your face in the privacy of your boudoir. Instead, opt for a less conspicuous hair tie or something with a more fashionable flair like an edgy metal barrette, a preppy, spring silk scarf or a jeweled broach for an evening look.
It’s true, these ‘tails are as old as time but when executed thoughtfully they can breathe new life into your hot weather hairstyle rotation in a very haute, high-style way. Finally, here are some of our favorite ponytail looks from around the web:
A pretty pouf from Pinterest, which has some major teasing going on.
Thank you for joining us for a few Pony Tales, just in time for hot summer weather!