Blame Gretchen Wieners' circa-2004 mandate, but for a long time, we treated wearing a ponytail like sporting our favorite pair of ratty sweatpants in public: lazy, low-effort, and only to be done once a week max. But, much like the Plastics' other style guidelines of only wearing jeans on Fridays and never rocking a tank top two days in a row, Gretchen's unflattering opinion of the humble ponytail was sorely misguided — and Hollywood's biggest stars are here to prove it. From Gabrielle Union and Bella Hadid to Jennifer Lopez and Chrissy Teigen, our favorite celebrities are showing the world that ponytails are a worthy part of any hairstyle repertoire. Before we do, we asked pro hairstylists Adir Abergel, creative director of Virtue and go-to guy for stars like Saoirse Ronan and Emilia Clarke, and Glen Coco Oropeza , whose clients include Teigen and Diane Guerrero, for all the ponytail tips we need to know for summer.
Lily-Rose Depp turned heads at Chanel with her blonde bound in a sleek high ponytail that could only be worn by a Parisienne.