The simplest and the most loved of hairstyles, the ponytail has been embraced by everyone from high-school cheerleaders to music icons (looking good, Cher).
Make your tail stand apart from the pack by smoothing down frizz and flyways with a serum, tying it super-high, and spritzing it into place with hairspray. For the finishing touch, up the sophistication factor with a fancy add-on, like here at Jason Wu. Take a strip of your favorite textile, wrap around the base, and secure in place with bobbies. Black latex? Sure! A girlier lace? Why not! The sky’s the limit, really.
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