Hair & Beauty

Hairstyle How To: High Ponytail

We bet you have your hair tied back right now, don’t you? It seems to be THE isolation hairstyle of choice.  We know why too. To pull your hair back into a “I don’t really care” ponytail the first time a strand of hair touches your face, is like slipping into your comfy clothes after a day of work.

A ponytail is like an old pair of tracky pants, loose and comfortable and sure they look ok but you wouldn’t wear them out to a formal event or in front of your coworkers on Zoom or Teams.

But, that doesn’t mean all ponytails deserve to be dismissed as the “lazy woman’s hair style”. On the contrary, there are plenty of high-fashion, high-impact ways to wear a pony.

Simple, sleek ponytails are bang on-trend this season. Numerous celebrities have been rocking the high ponytail hairstyle of late and not just to go to the gym or for a morning coffee. Katy Perry is a regular red carpet high ponytail wearer, as is Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon not only wears a ponytail while wrangling her kids but also a coiffed ponytail for awards events, Anna Kendrick and the Kardashians have been seen on the red carpet with a gorgeous ponytail too.

Take a cue from these celeb red carpet moments to upgrade your ponytail from gym staple to stunning style essential.

Of course, a coiffed, polished ponytail takes a bit more work to achieve than a regular ponytail one would do to go to the gym or around the house. We’ve come up with the perfect ponytail for stylish  perfection

How do you take it from the default hairdo to a delightfully elevated hairstyle with wow factor? It’s quite easy if you know how.

1. Add some texture so the ponytail will stay in place with volume powder or dry shampoo. Try ELEVEN I Want Body Volume Powder ($24.95) or Klorane Oat Milk Dry Shampoo ($7.95).

2. Pull the hair upwards and secure in the middle of your head. The higher the better!

3. Tame flyaways and hold the look in place by using ghd Final Fix Hairspray ($20.00).

4. To finish off the look, add some Kérastase Elixir Ultime Beautifying Hair Oil to the end of the ponytail to smooth it out ($59.00).

And voila! A simple, elegant and classic hairstyle that will also work for a night out, work, dinner or lunch out when we can!

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