Whether the weather is too hot, you haven’t washed your hair in a few days, or you just want your strands out of your face, sometimes the only hairstyle that makes sense is a ponytail. But who says there’s only one way? Here are 15 fresh takes on the classic, casual updo.
Hallelujah, beautiful, balmy weather has arrived! Yesterday, the temps in New York City reached optimal levels (in my opinion) and I celebrated by drinking beers on my roof and cultivating a patchy base tan. The only downfall to this arrival of summer weather is how hot I get when my hair is down — but I’m bored of pulling it back into a simple ponytail or sloppy bun. This summer, I vow to eschew the usual in favor of these pretty and funky takes on braids, buns, ponytails and twists. Click through for 20 options with links to how to style them yourself!
Sorry, your dog is really cool, but your dog didn’t just grab a scrunchie from the vanity, put it in his locks and look mega chill like these dogs. Your dog is probably a great listener, and really fun at parties, but there is NO WAY your dog is going to make cheer squad with a half-baked ponytail like that. These dogs on the other hand? They are bringing it. More after the jump. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
Every Monday night while watching “Gossip Girl,” I gush over Blake Lively‘s endless blond locks, which are certainly unattainable without the assistance of a few extensions. However, one achievable hairdo from the flaxen-haired actress is her braided ponytail from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala. With summer’s impending humidity, we’ve been on the hunt for any cute way to lift hair off the shoulders and neck to keep cool despite the 90+ degrees, because the go-to ponytail will quickly become pretty boring. In an effort to diversify your hairstyle, attempt the braided pony like Blake. Celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson provides a great how-to video so early morning hair struggles will become a thing of the past. [Stylelist] Keep reading »
Not that we normally find Zac Efron particularly attractive, but the half-ponytail is definitely not a good style for him, even if leaving his hair down covers up those baby blues of his. Keep reading »