Quintessential Ponytails Are Back In Trend
Growing up having spent a decade in an all girls school, the different ponytails have become important milestones. From the high ponytails in my early teenage years to low ponytails just before graduation, our hairstyles became a way of expressing of ourselves. Now in adulthood, gone are the days where I would painstakingly braid my hair, have fancy buns and braided half-ponys.. I've replaced them with the plain old pony. The everyday, classic pony that a 3 year old girl can do up. Besides, what can a classic ponytail go wrong?
Absolutely nothing. A ponytail is an essential and quick updo that we have been practising from a very young age. Remember, the comb-back high ponytails days? Those were the times that we didn't mind having to look like Ariana Grande- with her iconic sleek high ponytail. There are many variations - some with accessories, some waxed down or even with waves. Beyond it all, my favourite is the sleek low ponytail. Besides it being a simple hairdo, I love to accessorise it by pining my fringe up with pins. My style tip: Use a hair mousse instead of the regular gel for a smooth yet non greasy finish.
Over the recent years, the unfading trend of ponytails reign supreme across various runway shows. In Fall-Winter'18, low ponytails were seen all over Valentino with wispy bits of hair falling naturally just in front of the ears. It was romantic, soft and feminine. This was also spotted on Victoria Beckham's show in SS'18, which was twirled into a looped ponytail for a relaxed vibe. Another cool way of styling the pony is by creating multiple ponytails just like the Iris van Herpen show. The hair is sectioned, overlapped and secured with rubber bands for a visual illusion of complexity.
If an ordinary ponytail isn't the look you are looking for, be experimental! Ponytails can be fun with a little twist. To create a bondage-styled ponytail, Christian Dior did an impressive job by maintaining the low ponytail. The black hair tie was twisted around the hair, mimicking a criss-cross look. Instead of a regular elastic band, you can also go for a perspex holder just like how Chanel did. Fun fact: Did you know the look was only achievable with a vacuum? Add some colour like the look from Lanvin. Bundle the ponytail with a scarf and you're ready to take it the classic pony to a whole new level!