Whether you're looking to give long hair a fresh twist, avoid frizzy rainy-day hair or spend less time in the bathroom in the morning, the humble low ponytail has got you covered. Check out this season's chic new take on this classic look.
Why do we love it?
The essence of simplicity, the low ponytail leaves room for a much more daring look when it comes to taking beauty and fashion risks. Directional makeup, a statement outfit or a must-have accessory all become so much more wearable when hair is kept straight, subtle and chic.
How to wear this season?
Don't overthink it! To give this look structure, trace a clear (but not too harsh) part down the center of the head. To avoid hair falling flat as the day goes on, lightly tease hair backwards before securing your ponytail. For a more modern take, give a wink to this season's poker-straight trend and flat-iron hair from root to tip for an elegant, runway-ready look.
What about mixing it up a little?
It's up to you - but we'd recommend playing with hair's texture. As mentioned earlier, straightening hair is a great way to bring this look up to date, but consider going one step further and adopting ùas seen on the Fashion Week runways. Alternatively, leave the hairband at home: switch things up by fastening your hair with a ribbon, or use several smaller hairbands along the whole length of the ponytail for a 'bubble' effect. Feeling particularly daring? Take some inspiration from the runways over at Tibi: take a thin waist belt and fasten around the ponytail after securing with a hairband at the nape of the neck.
But what if I have curly hair?
Never fear! When styling your hair, straighten from root to around the halfway point for a sleek finish, while leaving the lower half of your hair curly for a glamorous textured effect when hair is tied back. The perfect opportunity to add a jewelled hairband or velvet ribbon for an on-trend party look!