You can't get anymore classic than your basic ponytail. It's an easy way to add a little flair to any style; and at Christian Siriano's show at 2010 New York Fashion Week, the designer worked with Aveda's Antoinette Beenders to create a ponytail with a little something extra. When it comes to Christian and hair, would you expect anything less? Beenders version is low and sleek, featuring both rough and smooth textures. "Christian and I worked together to create a hair look that reflects the inspiration behind his collection — waves and the ocean, with shimmering silks, silvers, and blues," she said. Looking for something a little different when it comes to your tried-and-true ponys? Catch the wave, and get the how-to after the gallery images.
To get the look, just keep reading.
This is an elegant, alternative version of the ponytail — beautiful for evening. Using a fine comb, separate the front/top of hair and part it into a horseshoe-shaped section on the top of the head. Tie the rest of hair into a low ponytail. Rake the front/top of hair back with Aveda Light Elements Texturizing Creme [available in March], and curl with a curling rod. Brush through curls and backcomb slightly, then pin teased hair to the base of the ponytail, creating loose, textured waves. Finish look with Aveda Air Control Hair Spray ($24).