All eyes were on Nicole Richie at the Golden Globes, thanks to her shimmering Julien Macdonald gown and a retro-inspired waterfall ponytail. It might look intricate, but this ponytail is achievable in a few simple steps, and is easy to re-create at home. The best part is that it works on all types of hair, even if you don't have bangs like Nicole. Try it for your next big night out!
From faux-fur vests to leopard-print anything, Rachel Zoe always seems to find a way to make just about any piece of clothing or accessory look covetable. And when it comes to her hair, it's the same story. At her Zoe Media Group launch party last night, Rachel combined two trends — braids and ponytails — into one style.
To re-create the look yourself, start by applying a wave-enhancing product, such as Jonathan Product Curl Crème ($26), onto damp hair. Finger-dry with a blow dryer, and touch up with a curling iron as needed. Next, deep-part the hair to one side.
French-braid starting on the smaller side of the part, following the curve of the head. Once you reach the opposite side at the nape, secure with an elastic. Now French-braid starting at the heavy side of the part, stopping where the first braid ends. Join the two braids together with a large elastic, and wrap a section of hair around the base to finish. Bananas.
The ombré trend still has legs, as Miley Cyrus proved at her recent appearance at the American Giving Awards. The pop star chose to show off her gradiated strands with a sleek, long ponytail, and a large portion of hair wrapped around the base of the style gave the coiffure a dramatic edge. If runway looks are any indication, ponytails will be hotter than ever in the coming months. But do you like how Miley paired the long-standing ombré trend with a long-standing classic?
Pretty ponytails were spotted on a plethora of runways at New York Fashion Week, and we couldn't be happier to throw our hair back. From slick and sleek at Derek Lam to looped and tucked at Carolina Herrera, these ponytails were chic and creative. Watch our video to get the full scoop on all the new ways to freshen up your mane.
Ponytails have forever been a basic, go-to hairstyle, and at this year's Spring 2012 New York Fashion Week, stylists have proven the look doesn't have to be boring. In fact, we saw so many impressive, creative versions of ponytails this past week, we have no doubt it will be one of the hottest looks next year. Which will you be wearing?
When creating Blake Lively's look for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, celebrity stylist Rod Ortega wanted to do something appropriate for the warm-weathered season: a long, sleek ponytail. "It is a fresh, chic style; a staple suitable to any occasion, from the red carpet to the beaches of Saint-Tropez," Ortega said. So to find out how to get Blake's sophisticated ponytail in just a few steps, keep reading.
With warm weather approaching, there's no better way to get outside, get moving, and reduce your carbon footprint than by riding your bike. Since you likely want to arrive to your destination without looking completely unkempt, to help, we've put together some cute looks that will survive any bumpy ride. Check all 10 of them out now.
Summer is just a few weeks away, and that means you're likely looking for some easy, hairstyles that keep your hair away from your face. Enter the ponytail. The great thing about this classic look is that you can wear it anywhere from sleek and shiny or tousled with a matte texture. See five ways to do it now.