Ponytails: Runway to Real-Life

Allure Magazine

Susan Trumpbour, blogger in Allure magazine's Beauty Blogger Awards

Ponytails: They're so easy- and look great too. Here, my favorite pony ideas from the Runway to Real-way

The Spring/Summer 2012 season was all about natural beauty, which was reinvented in modern ways. The ponytail emerged at the New York Shows as the cool "French girl" ponytail. Low-slung and simple it was seen at Reed Krakoff, Diesel, Charlotte Ronson, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Carolina Herrera.

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As we approach warm, humid days these looks are easy, effortless to achieve. The only thing required are ponytail elastics. I'm obsessed with these fun and fancy elastics from Anthropologie (top photo) that gives the look an added chic-appeal. Trying using accessories that complement a necklace, design or color in your outfit.

Style your hair according to the look of your choice--- sleek or tousled, but always understated.

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For the low ponytail, keep it loose and carefree (center photo). Pull everything back into a loose and low ponytail at the nape of the neck. If you have long hair, try leaving the hair around the face to cover the ears slightly like a Victorian beauty. Complete the look with a satin ribbon or elastic band. Striking!

Who said a pony has to be just one, double the beauty and take 2-inch sections of hair from both sides and roll the hair meeting both sections high at the back of the head. Secure with an elastic band. (If you have the knack for braiding, you can braid these sections instead.) Next, pull all remaining hair together including the first ponytail, into one (bottom photo). So pretty!

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Lastly, who said a pony has to hang straight? Secure it at the nape of the neck then loop through the ends half way and let it go. Consider this the next time your hair is misbehaving.

Remember, it doesn't need to look perfect and this is one hair look when flyaway's are absolutely A-OK

Photos: Susan Trumpbour
Photos: Susan Trumpbour
Photo: Susan Trumpbour
Photo: Susan Trumpbour
Photo: Susan Trumpbour
Photo: Susan Trumpbour

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