No longer just for little girls on the playground or sweating it out in the gym, ponytails have gotten a very chic update that makes them red carpet-ready.
And we’re in a particularly good era for the good ol’ ‘tail! Stars like Jessica Biel, Halle Berry and Saoirse Ronan have all been rocking seriously creative takes on the classic updo. And they’re giving us major inspo to sport looks that are perfect for the office, a girl’s night out or weekend brunches.
So how exactly do they spice up this hairstyle that’s been around for just about ever? Well there are sophisticated accessories like Sadie Sink’s thick navy ribbon or edgy ones like Laura Dern’s black wrap hair tie. Then there are all the different textures to play with that range from super sleek to lots of wavy body. There’s the way it’s parted, secured or position it sits in. Yeah, there’s actually a lot more that can go into a ponytail than you might think.
From Bella Hadid’s mile-high pony to Beyonce’s ultra glam one to Alicia Vikander’s elevated take on the athletic look, we’ve got lots of inspo for every hair length and style. Keep scrolling to see our favorite ponytails!