Well...this is not an official statistic. I couldn't find research pertaining to ponytails. But I am fairly certain that I am not alone in my devotion to this classic hairstyle!
That said, ponytails do have ONE huge flaw. They can be so boring, yawns-ville, the wallflower of hairstyles. Perhaps this is because they are SO easy and simple, it falls victim to monotony. Well your hair deserves better! And since I know you are ALL super busy women, I'll keep it simple.
Time to shake-up the routine with these 4 simple twists on the original:
1) Low & Sleek Pony:
This classic style always looks ladylike and pretty. Just lean back a little bit, gather the hair at the nape of your neck and fasten. For an extra polish, take a strand a wrap it around the band, tucking it into the base.
TIP: This is a go-to classic look when you really need to look pulled-together and somewhat conservative (big business meeting, meeting the future in-laws, etc.)
2) The Side-Pony:
Cardinal rule of the low ponytail: keep it low! None of your friends want to eat lunch with the girl who looks like she walked straight out of the 80's.
Using your fingers, gently gather hair to the side nape of your neck and secure. You can pull the band loose and tease hair for a more effortless but chic look.
TIP: This is a romantic style that is perfect for weekend wear or to shake-up your casual Friday look!
One of my favorites for when I work out! This look is like an instant face-lift...giving you the cheekbones you never knew you had. Just be sure not to go too high.
TIP: This look adds a youthful edge...so wear to the beach or going out with girlfriends.
4) The Big Tail:
A recent runway favorite, this style screams sexy + drama + classic! The beauty of this look is that it appears as though you didn't try too hard...which we all know is the most gorgeous look of all! Just make any of the above ponytails and then tease using a rattail comb working from the ends on up. I like to add definition with a curling iron and then tease and separate to create a big, sexy look.
TIP: Consider rocking this look on date night. A mini-skirt + long sleeves + sexy heels + a big, teased ponytail = he'll be smiling!
A few things to consider when doing your next ponytail:
- pull a few strands of hair out near the face to frame and add a little interest
- add a little extra va-va-voom by lifting slightly at the crown of your ponytail
- In a hurry? Throw on a headband + ponytail and go!
Remember ladies...you don't wear the same shoes everyday, so you shouldn't wear the same ponytail. Exercise your options :-)
So which is your favorite? Do you wear one of these styles often?
XO - Marion
PS - just a note to say thank you so much for reading. I love hearing and learning from each of you. Completely makes my day! XOXO