Just because the temperatures are dipping doesn't mean everyone's favorite updo is going away! Three stars stepped out sporting ponytails this week, but each one was a little different. Taylor Schilling gave her relaxed ponytail plenty of texture, while Selita Ebanks parted hers down the middle. And Kristin Cavallari kept things neat and slick with a classic partless ponytail. We loved each version, but whose is best in your book?
Spotted all over New York Fashion Week, the sleek ponytail is trending everywhere from Jason Wu's latest collection to Victoria Beckham's show. But it's not just appearing on the runway. At the Third Person premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak was in no mood to wait until Spring 2014 to try this look on Mila Kunis. Inspired by Mila's white Burberry dress, a center-parted low pony only seemed fitting for the dress's deep V and sexy silhouette.
To get this look, Roszak started by prepping Mila's hair with L'Oreal Elnett Heat Protect Spray (at drugstores). After blowing Mila's hair dry with a round brush, Roszak then created a middle part, teasing at the crown for volume. Next, Roszak sectioned the hair at the ears, pulling the back portion into a low ponytail. To make this look perfect, Roszak pulled Mila's sides back, wrapped them around the pony, and secured with bobby pins for a high-on-glamour finish.
Although we love a good side or middle part, sometimes it's easier to just forget the split altogether and go rogue. That's what three celebrities did this week, and the results were quite alluring. AnnaSophia Robb let her part-free ponytail show off her cat eye and bold lip, while Molly Sims paired hers with lush lashes and a nude lip hue. And Bella Heathcote added tons of texture to make up for her lack of part. This style is a great way to let your makeup look shine, but whose did you like best?
It's high time the ponytail got more credit. Usually considered the most boring of all updos, the ponytail can actually be a diverse and exciting style. See how these celebrities updated the classic look for both daytime events and evening occasions. You'll have to think again before you dare call the ponytail boring.
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If you're bored with the average ponytail, take a styling cue from La La Anthony's look from the Point Honors gala last night. From the front it appears to be a plain pony, but a side view reveals the innovative style. To get the look at home, section out the front of your hair between the temples. Pull the remainder of hair into a midheight ponytail. Then tease the front section for added volume. Next, comb the front section back, wrapping the ends around the elastic and securing with bobby pins. This style is a new take on the old wraparound elastic trick, and it's a more modern version of a pompadour. Who said the ponytail had to be boring?
It's time to transform any bad hair day with the help of expert styling tips from Target. Umberto Savone shares a combo two-braid side pony that you can wear anywhere. So pretty and feminine, this flirty braided ponytail is adorable with fresh Spring frocks or stylish new trends. All you need are a few rubber bands, some bobby pins, and the help of this quick video from Target. Watch as Umberto walks you through how easy it is to pull off this stylish look.
Kristen Stewart traded in her signature tousled waves for an edgy side ponytail at the On the Road premiere over the weekend. The over-the-shoulder style featured slicked-back sides with a teased section at the crown, forming a pompadour silhouette. Frederic Fekkai's Adir Abergel created the androgynous look, which was inspired by her architectural Balenciaga number.
After applying the brand's Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel ($25) in Kristen's dry hair, Abergel roughed up her strands with his hands and backcombed the roots of the top section for volume and texture. Next, he pulled the hair into a side ponytail using the Nonchalant Piecing & Forming Wax ($25) to give it polish and workability. Kristen paired the modern style with a whole other makeup statement: red lips and red eye shadow. But you don't have to bare your midriff or wear matchy-matchy makeup to pull off this fun look.
Ponytails are the hairstyle equivalent of a white button-down — in other words, they're a style staple that goes with everything. Here we show you seven ways to toss your hair back, from a sleek and easy middle part (perfect for a case of the Mondays) to a teased style that will be sure to breathe new life into your LBD. The best part? There's something for every level of hair enthusiast — neophytes included! Watch now to sidestep any bad hair day with a fresh, new ponytail style! On Kirbie: Embellishment by ban.do.
Textured, mussed-up ponytails have taken a back seat to slicker styles recently, but that doesn't mean your updo has to be boring. As Bella Heathcote, Kate Bosworth, and Whitney Port have proudly displayed, there are a handful of gorgeous ways to style your ponytail while keeping it off your face:
- Bella went for a liquid-slicked version, pulling her hair back completely without a part. Her low-volume style allowed her flirty winged liner ample room to shine.
- Kate Bosworth added some oomph to her updo by brushing the sides back but teasing her crown. A bright pink lipstick color gave some balance — and a serious pop of color — to her amplified ponytail.
- Whitney opted for a low ponytail with a center-split part that drew attention to her subtle smoky eye and dewy complexion.
However you decided to style your tightly pulled-back hairstyle, you'll need some hair spray to keep it put; reach for something lightweight, like Frederic Fekkai Advanced Sheer Hold Hairspray ($25).