We Can't Believe This Early 2000s Hair Trend Is Back

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Spending a beautiful Saturday afternoon getting your hair blown out or sitting down for hours to get a fresh set of box braids is fun and all — you can sense my sarcasm, no? — but, in our humble opinion, nothing beats a quick ponytail. Dressed up or down, it's the cheat code to looking chic. Hey, they don't call it the hair facelift for nothin'.
Sometimes, you'll see them bound with leather or decked out with old school barrettes for an extra kick. But as the adage goes, you can't go wrong with a classic. This spring, stars like Cardi B and Halle Berry are throwing it back and wrapping their ponytails with their own hair to hide the elastic. I know, I know...it's one of the oldest tricks in the book — and one that you probably used for prom. Even so, the easy style still looks fresh this summer. Scroll ahead for our favorite iterations of the look (plus a refresher on how to DIY it).
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Amber Rose loves to experiment with her beauty look, and this wrapped ponytail is one of our favorites. To get the look, grab a 1/2-inch section of hair from your pony and lightly tease the underside of it for grip. Wrap it around the base until you reach the ends, tuck it under the wrap, then slide two pins through it in a criss-cross formation for extra hold.
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Tokyo Stylez gave Cardi B a retro hairstyle for her TLC-inspired get-up at Coachella.
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"Bitch come see about me in the desert," wrote Lizzo, whose hair was styled by Shelby Swain for Coachella.
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At the SAGs, Halle Berry looked resplendent in this segmented updo, complete with carefully wrapped pieces.
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Beyoncé's slay didn't stop at Coachella. Just days after Weekend 2, she basically broke Instagram with her new glam.
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A pair of glitzy Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie earrings somehow managed to take a backseat to this sleek 'do.
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While her younger sister's going shorter by the day, Gigi Hadid's embracing that age-old "long hair don't care" approach.
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Queen Latifah must've read our best edge control roundup — because hers are laid, okay?
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Hairstylist Larry King used products from Pureology to create this sky-high look on Poppy Delevingne. Our pick? The brand's Colour Stylist Supreme Control Hairspray is perfect for a 'do that needs to outlast happy hour.
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At Chanel, this model donned a simple style as to not distract from her dope tweed fedora (and those amazing multi-toned eyes).
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That's not the only runway this style invaded: Masterminds at Guo Pei had the same idea — a natural-looking low pony that let those killer pearl earrings really dangle.
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You know that shine spray, oil, or serum that made your hair a bit too greasy or heavy for you liking? Now's the time to bring it out from the back of the medicine cabinet and put it to good use. It's almost impossible to OD on product when you're creating a sleek ponytail — and the more shine, the better.
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