Kerry Washington’s Pretty Ponytail: Copy Her Look!

This pony has legs! In lieu of quickly and messily gathering your hair into a casual ponytail, spend a bit more time on it and you'll have a hairstyle that can take you from day to night.

The three secrets that will elevate this classic style from ho-hum to hot-haute? Flat-ironing your locks, creating a deep side part, and concealing the elastic by wrapping a section of hair around it. Kerry Washington, no stranger to chic hairstyles, rocked the sophisticated and pretty ponytail at the SAG awards earlier this year. Fellow beauty all-stars Beyonce, Jessica Alba, and Lauren Conrad have also all tried the polished pony.

Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington arrives at the19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Jeff Vespa/

Watch the how-to above as Us Weekly Beauty Director Gwen Flamberg details the steps to copying her look. Then check out these other installments of Us' Copy That! beauty series:

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