Celebs are obsessing over this popular hairstyle
Turns out it isn’t just for a dirty hair day
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / September 20 2018
In case you haven’t noticed, the beloved ponytail is back in a BIG way. No longer reserved for dirty hair days or post-gym, A-listers are making a strong case for the popular hairstyle, often adding an extra twist to up the glam factor.
Whether it’s an epically voluminous updo or a sleek low style, the humble ponytail is becoming the super chic must-have celebs are obsessing over.
Check out our round-up of some of the best celebrity ponytails below:
1 / Lucy Hale
Queen of good hair, Lucy Hale debuted the most voluminous, glamorous and goddamn drool-worthy ponytail we’ve seen in a long time at the Showtime Emmy Nominees Celebration. Thanks to the magic of extensions, celebrity hairstylist Kristin Ess (whose products will be out in Priceline later this year) transformed the star’s famous bob into a face-framing updo. Want to copy the look for yourself? Try this clever little trick that will help you fake fuller-looking locks and keep the base of your pony sitting high all day.
2 / Kylie Jenner
What could be sleeker than Kylie Jenner’s 21st birthday ponytail? The answer is nothing. Measuring in at a cool 75 centimetres long, this chic platinum blonde pony was parted in the middle and combed into a smooth low-slung style - and it looked so EXTRA. Speaking of extra, Kylie’s extensions set her back around AUD$11,000. Pocket change, right?!
3 / Alison Brie
Alison Brie served some major ‘60s vibes at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards with a sky-high ponytail. Slicked back with a volumised wave through the lengths, the retro look accentuated her features and made her bright eye makeup look even more dramatic. To add a bit of texture to your pony, you’ll need to use a volumising product such as Eleven Australia I Want Body Texture Spray. And don't forget to curl the bottom of the tail to complete the retro-inspired look!
4 / Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian’s textured, messy high ponytail at the CDFA Fashion Awards was courtesy of celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton – and it’s a far cry for her usual super sleek hair. The secret? According to Appleton, the perfect messy ponytail is all about placement: “This can change the shape of the face, so knowing the placement is key,” he wrote in an Instagram post. We think this is the perfect look to shake up your usual going-out hairstyle, and Kim should definitely rock it more often.
5 / Blake Lively
What’s a ponytail gallery without Blake Lively? If you’re looking for something low but a little more structured, take your cues from Blake at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards. Her ‘do was side-parted and wrapped with her own hair at the base for a relaxed yet super stylish look. According to InStyle US, the beachy texture was due to a DIY saltwater mixture Blake made a home by herself! Her hairstylist Rod Ortega told InStyle, “I put beachy waves in before pulling back into the pony because it’s important to create a cohesive, voluminous texture throughout the hair”.
If you’re looking for some more ponytail inspo, check out these additional 11 styles we can’t stop obsessing over.
What do you think of these celebrity ponytails? Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comment section below.
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.