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.
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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