I love pony-tails. They have kind of a bad reputation for being a lazy way to get your hair out of your face, but to me they are a quick and simple up-do that look good with any outfit. By spending just a few extra minutes on your pony-tail, you can make it look intentional and styled rather than frumpy and boring. They are so versatile and can be worn so many different ways.
Some pony options are with a center part, a deep side part, all back, with some hair coming down around the face, up high, down low at the nape, off to the side, teased at the crown, sleek and smooth, with or without bangs…the pony tail possibilities are endless. You can also jazz them up by adding a scarf, ribbon or headband! Love those jazzy ponies!
A favorite summer look of mine is cut off shorts, a casual tee and pretty sandals paired with a high messy pony tail, sunglasses and a little lipstick! And think about the celebrities on the red carpet who wear a really dramatic slicked back pony tail. It's such a statement!
Sleek pony tails are actually quite hard to master, a little tip to getting them smooth with no bumps: tip your head back, use one hand to hold the hair together and the other hand to comb hair into the first hand. By not ever switching hands, you'll tame more bumps. Using a Mason Pearson brush or a fine tooth rat tail comb is the best for a smooth pony.
Do you like pony tails for more put together looks? Or do you think they should be saved for the gym? If you don't like them, you're missing out because when it's hot out, that hair needs to come up!