Our Favorite Ponytails of All Time
Leave it to the queen of elaborate hairdos to rock this pin-up-inspired pony. Gwen's glam look can be achieved by slightly backcombing your crown for volume and then pulling the rest of the hair into a ponytail. To get Gwen's trademark quiff, gently tease your bangs, then twirl and secure with a bobby pin. Finish with copious amounts of hair spray.
You don't have to be a supermodel to pull off Tyra's ultra-dramatic look. To get her tight, high pony, first dry hair straight, and then smooth into a ponytail high on your head. Tease hair at the top of the pony, and then pull the base up for volume. This look is best with bangs, but if you're fringe-free, go for a dramatic side part.
Gwyneth has mastered the art of the polished ponytail. To copy her sleek look, start by drying hair straight and then smoothing it out with a flatiron. Comb hair into a low ponytail and tuck behind your ears. Simplicity has never been so stylish!
Zooey Deschanel may be hiding behind her bangs, but she's got one of the most enviable hairstyles in Hollywood. To get Zooey's quirky coif, start by blow-drying hair using a large round brush. On one side of the nape of your neck, loosely gather hair into a low pony. Using a medium curling iron, curl one-inch sections of hair from the ponytail. Pull out a few face-framing strands, and then smooth with a styling serum.
When style icon Audrey Hepburn wasn't sporting her trademark pixie cut, she often pulled her hair back into an adorable, feminine ponytail. Start with a deep side part, using the arch of your eyebrow as a guide. Comb hair into a ponytail about two inches above the nape of your neck. Sweep bangs to the side and curl the end of the tail to truly channel Audrey.
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LC's look is always a beautiful balance between high fashion and casual Cali style. To recreate this perfect pony, take a section of hair on one side of your hairline and begin a French braid that reaches the other side. Take the end pieces of the braid and pull them into a low ponytail along with the rest of your hair. It's that easy, and now you're ready for the red carpet -- or the beach!
When Nicole Richie donned this pony at the 2010 Golden Globes, it was official -- she went from rowdy to refined. Give it a try. Section hair into three parts, the top and each side, and then pull the rest into a sleek ponytail. Twist the side pieces, covering the elastic of the tail, and then secure the ends in place. Tease the top section, comb it back, then simply allow it to cascade over the pony. Complicated? A bit. Worth it? Definitely!
We can't help but sing the praises of Adele's sexy side ponytail. This look is all about volume. Volumize hair, and then backcomb the crown using hairspray. Brush bangs to the side, and then pull the hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. Curl the tail, sweep it over your shoulder, and then belt out your favorite Adele tune.
Rihanna was channeling her inner mermaid when she sported this fishtail braid back in 2011. Start with a messy side part, and then loosely create a fishtail braid at the nape of your neck. Need help with the fishtail part? Check out this tutorial.
There's one big reason we love this ponytail so much: there's a David Beckham attached to it! Sure, it might not be the trendiest of hairstyles, but why not just sit back and enjoy the view?