The simple ponytail has gone from a modest, tie-and-go hairstyle to a camera-worthy coiffure that has been popping up across red carpets all year. The latest celebrity to elevate the everyday ponytail: Kendall Jenner at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. The brunette beauty paired her black Balmain gown and thigh-high sandals with a chic “bubble ponytail” that was parted down the center, while wisps of her chocolate-colored hair were kept loose to frame her face and emphasize her supernatural features.
It’s a dreamy hairstyle that was first spotted at Valentino’s Fall 2014 ready-to-wear runway show, and is simple to recreate. First, prep your damp hair with mousse—we recommend the Redken Guts 10 (US $19; AED/SAR 70)—before blow-drying. Next, gather hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck. Once secure, tie thin hair bands down the length of your pony—spaced about two inches apart—until you reach the ends.
Jenner opted for equally unfussy makeup for the occasion. The 20-year-old mega model kept it clean with a matte complexion; perfectly groomed brows; and muted, nude lips.