Fall Ponytail Inspiration Straight From The Fashion Week Runway

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We're mere days away from the start of fall, which means social media is already flooded with beautiful new autumnal cuts and colors begging to be copied before the first leaf falls. And while it's certainly inspiring, sometimes you just want to change it up sans commitment or salon appointments. If you're bored with your hair and neither a cut nor color is in your fall future, it's time to get creative with your ponytails.
At New York Fashion Week, prime location for spotting rad temporary changes, models were seen wearing ponytails of all lengths (and heights) on the runway. There were classic, decorated, and sky-high 'tails, and one thing's for sure — they were all fabulous.
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Ready to upgrade your ponytail game? You can decorate your hair with pins from the drugstore or even tie on a tassel to jazz things up, but no matter your aesthetic, you'll find plenty of inspiration for all your fall mornings, ahead.
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We can barely get one hair elastic to wrap around our ponytail three times, but the models at Bora Aksu had them wrapped around their entire 'tail. It's as chic as it is easy, just make sure you leave a few inches of hair on the bottom for a messier look.
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One of the easiest ways to redefine your ponytail is by adding a braid. Instead of leaving your hair out, add a neat plait (like the one spotted at Cushnie et Ochs) and secure with an elastic. Simple, but impactful.
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Indira Scott wore her beaded braids in a high, sporty ponytail at Oscar De La Renta.
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Ponytails were tied up with white thread and decorated with gold bobby pins at Nonie. Don't stress if a tied up pony isn't really your thing, you can find more ways to wear 'em here.
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Taking your low (or mid) ponytail as high up on your head as possible can totally transform your face. At Kim Shui, hair was pulled into a skyscraping ponytail before it was woven through a lengthy tube for added drama. Try a similar look at home by layering different hair ties to give your ponytail more height.
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The style at Ulla Johnson was two-pronged — interwoven knots were looped together then secured at the nape of the neck with fabric.
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Instead of using extensions to create a long braid at Lanyu, models wore colorful tassels braided into their ponytails. We already love the fringe trend on earrings and accessories, so why not rock it on our heads, right?
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You can't go wrong with a straight, center-parted ponytail — not even on the runway. Models at Tadashi Shoji wore the sleek style, which led our attention directly to the bold eye look. If you're having an exceptionally good makeup day, this simple hairstyle is a great way to show it off.
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Try wrapping some ribbon around your hair elastic, as seen on the models at Georges Hobeika. It's an easy way to give your ponytail with an elegant touch.
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Give a sleek, deep side-part a try next time you wear a ponytail. The off-centered style at Self Portrait added an extra touch of sophistication to the already gorgeous looks.
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