Pony tails are arguably the style of the season. Forget all of your preconceptions of the ponytail as a speedy solution to a bad hair day and get ready to embrace it as the summer’s most fashion-forward do. In fact, there is nowhere where this was more evident than on this season’s catwalks, where the not-so-humble ponytail made appearances at more than 30 shows from London to Paris, New York and Milan, proving that the style is far more versatile than we had previously thought. There were swishy ones at Balmain, slouchy cool-girl ones at Aquascutum, smart leather-bound ones at Hermes, and sleek, glossy ones at Donna Karen to name but a few.
The ponies at Hermes, Balmain and Donna Karen
Session stylist extraordinaire and Grazia fave Zoe Irwin explains that the only secret to working this season’s pony is to keep it seriously glossy and luxurious looking. “This season’s ponytail is a show pony, it’s about shiny, swishy expensive looking hair,” she explains. “A straggly 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.”
And many of our fave celebsville inhabitants have been out in force working their individual takes over the extra long (wasn't it wonderful?) Jubilee weekend. At the Jubilee Concert on Monday, Jessie J worked a sleek, slicked back style for her performance with Will.i.am while Cheryl Cole tried a tousled take on the trend for her time on stage with Gary Barlow.
Mandy Moore and Jessica Stam both choose high, swishy versions at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York, while Leighton Meester paired hers with bangs at the MTV Music awards. Oh, and don't tell anyone a soul but we’re secretly longing for K-Middy to take on the Hermes pony with her think luscious locks. Wouldn't she look lovely? Which one will you be working?