Forget Ponytails — It's All About Crocodile Tails

Ponytails and springtime go together like, well, ponytails and springtime. The warmer-weather runway shows are always flooded with various versions of this low-maintenance style. While we love a good tail, after a while, seeing the same slicked-back, low pony stomp up and down the runway starts to make us go a bit cross-eyed. Thankfully, the backstage pros are nothing if not inventive — or delightfully deranged, in some cases — and are always coming up with fresh, new ways to update those looks we all know and love. And, that's how the crocodile tail came to be.
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Yes, the crocodile tail. Dreamt up by hairstylist Sam McKnight for the Fendi show, it's low-slung, with a ton of volume and texture on top. You may ask: What makes it different from a regular ol' pony? It's all about the accessories: An oversized, leather flower extends down into a croc tail-shaped flap.
Would we walk around like this every day? Probably not. But, anything to add a jolt of life to a classic 'do is cool with us. Now, we're curious: What kinds of tails could McKnight come up with next? A shrimp tail? Perhaps, a zebra tail? Our minds are reeling.


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