3 New Ways to Pimp Your Ponytail for the Office
Ponytails are always a solid option for the office (and beyond) but between us, they can get a little tired. (There's only so many days you can tie your hair back the same way before you get bored, amirite?). You might think you've tried everything to take your pony to the next level. We've certainly added accessories, pumped up the volume and experimented with pony-braid hybrids in the quest to reach pony 2.0. The thing is, everything gets old eventually and...we're feeling the need for some new tricks.
Ahead, you'll find three easy tweaks you can implement to primp your regular ponytail right this very minute. They're simple, don't require products you probably don't have handy (high-shine pomade anyone?) and because they're pulled straight from the runway they deliver on wow factor.
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I never thought I'd see the day I'd once again look at pigtails and think "yes". But then Chanel happened. How could one little runway show turn my prejudice on its double-ponytailed head? That's the power of Karl, my friend. If you too have been converted, Marni's Spring/Summer '16 take (pictured) is just as chic. The key to achieving a grown-up feel is all in the texture—go for smooth and sleek instead of bouncy. Bumble and bumble's Grooming Creme ($43) will help keep things in place. Finish off by turning each pony into a mini topsy tail to take this look out of the playground and into the office.
Hands up if you don't like washing your hair. (No judgement here!) It's not everyone's favourite pastime but skipping the shampoo does present a problem; what can you do with lank strands? You can blast everything with dry shampoo but there's also another option: embrace it. For a Sportmax-inspired look, pull everything back into a sleek pony, split the "tail" in two and twist the sections around themselves until you run out of hair. Tie the end off with another elastic and you've got one interesting twisted style minus any braiding skills.
We've been obsessing over silk neck ties for oh, just about forever, but we're yet to try this use of the It accessory. Again, take a trusty grooming creme or hair oil like Orofluido's Beauty Elixir ($50) and apply enough to get a glossy finish, then pull your hair back tightly. (If you don't have naturally straight strands you may want to smooth everything out with a straightening iron beforehand.) Take a small section of hair, wind it around your elastic and pin to hide it from view. Then, if you're game, wind a silk tie around your neck loosely trapping the ponytail underneath. Viola, your fashion-forward rating just went through the roof.