I’ve been a ponytail enthusiast ever since I can remember. For me, the simple style checks all the boxes. It’s quick, easy, and I can switch it up depending on my mood. But as avid ponytail-wearers are likely aware, this five-minute style can get boring after a while. At a certain point, it can start to feel like throwing your hair up into the same style you wear to the gym just isn’t sophisticated enough for work. Not to mention the potential damage from constantly using hair ties. To this, my friends, I say that all you need is a little education.
Red carpets are one place where ponytails get dressed up in ways we don’t often see. From long, flowing ‘dos to messy, effortless looks, hairstylists come up with some truly imaginative (and truly chic) iterations of this classic style. That’s why I called in celebrity hairstylist and OGX brand ambassador Jesus Guerrero and celebrity hairstylist and Maui Moisture brand ambassador Nikki Nelms to walk us through some of the most iconic ponytails they’ve whipped up for their A-list clientele. Each of these stylists has portfolios filled with the most enviably snatched ponies, so you know they’ve got endless knowledge for taking your looks from basic to beautiful in no time at all.
Ahead, check out their top tips for creating the easiest, most professional-looking ponytails to show up and show out.