The humble ponytail never goes out of style. But, it can get a little boring after a while. Here, look to the catwalk for five instant ponytail upgrades to try out now – from the sleek twists at Palmer Harding to the windswept fringes at Sacai.
A sleek twist turns an everyday ponytail into something infinitely more special. Use plenty of product to keep flyaways in check – at the Palmer Harding show, Stephen Low turned to L’Oréal Professionnel’s Tecni.ART Pli and Tecni.ART Liss Control Cream for an ultra-glossy finish.
There’s nothing like a hair accessory to spruce up your style, and the retro plastic comb bands at Prabal Gurung make a big difference with minimal effort. Pick one up at your local pharmacy, unless you still have the original ones you wore back in school, that is.
A neat low ponytail makes the perfect partner for this season’s luxe eveningwear, and a tidy, hair-wrapped elastic is the ideal finishing touch. Take Valentino as your inspiration.
At Sacai, the windblown up-dos gave the clothes on the catwalk an insouciant, carefree vibe, with fringes swept across the face just so. Pull out extra strands around the temples to add to the casual vibes.
The quickest and easiest way to upgrade your ponytail? Add a ribbon. Take your cues from Elie Saab and opt for classic black. An extra tip: consider looping the ponytail back through the elastic to mix things up.
This article first appeared on Vogue.co.uk