Beyonce, Tara Reid and Charlize Theron work the show pony
Hands up those of you who think of the humble ponytail as a) the height of casual, b) a speedy solution to a bad hair day, c) what you wear to the gym or d) all of the above? Well think again because it might just be this season's most fashion-forward ‘do.
Our suspicions were cemented when Beyonce arrived at Michelle Obama's dinner in New York last night wearing a super-chic blue Victoria Beckham dress with a bouncy, swishy pony. Then we spotted Charlize Theron out and about yesterday wearing a skintight black number polished off with a sleek blonde tail. And last but not least, Tara Reid stalked the red carpet at the premiere of American Reunion in Los Angeles wearing a voluminous beach-blonde pony that has us green with envy (despite the lashings of black eyeliner, which didn't).
Perfect Ponies at Donna Karen, Balmain and Jaegar
These ladies are bang on trend because Spring’s 'fashion pony' was spotted on almost every catwalk from London to Paris and Milan and is, put simply, THE look to wear right now. What could be better than a new season hair update that doesn’t require a lengthy trip to the salon or a three year degree in hair-dressing? 'The Show Ponies versatility lies in the fact that it can be styled any which way,' explains session stylist Zoe Irwin. 'The secret to success lies in achieving shiny, swishy, expensive looking hair.'
Be sure to bear in mind that a straggily excuse for a tail just won't do, so be sure to arm yourself with an ample styling kit, including a shine-inducing shampoo as well as a root lifting product to add in some serious oomph. Try Bumble & Bumble's Let it Shine Shampoo, £17.50 and GHD’s Root lift Spray, £12.95. Enjoy!