See Jessica Marais' Perfect Red Carpet Pony From Every Angle
It wasn't too long ago we were discussing the humble pony and how this style (once considered wholly unoriginal and, well, boring) is fast becoming the celeb 'do du jour on red carpets everywhere. (It certainly made a statement at this year's Met Gala.) Carefully set waves still abound, and we'll never stop oohing and aahing over intricate updos, but there's a very convincing case being made for the ponytail as *the* perfectly understated accessory to evening wear.
Need proof? Peep actress Jessica Marais' polished ponytail on the Logies red carpet below.
Pretty right? A similar style to the one worn by Selena Gomez at the Met Gala last week, it's swingy but still sophisticated. A gorgeous accent to Marais' form-fitting dress, we love the didn't-try-to-hard vibe. The combo of a stunning gown and this simple style suddenly feels cooler than perfectly tonged waves ever could.
To get the look at home you'll need to apply a glossing cream like Bumble and Bumble's Brilliantine ($38) to hair for hold and sheen, then blowdry everything smooth. Once that's done, brush hair back into your hand and secure it in a firm pony with an elastic. For the finishing touch, wind an inch-wide section of hair around the elastic and pin in place.