Cara Delevingne at the Serpentine Summer Party, July 2014 (Getty)
Looking to upgrade your party hair this summer? Step forward Cara Delevingne and her stunning ponytail which we spied last night at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party. The 21-year-old catwalk queen certainly turned a few heads at the legendary summer soiree last night with her gorgeous hairstyle and us beauty girls are taking serious note. This is no ‘Croydon facelift’- think chic, sleek and seriously party-ready. Way to go, Cara!
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In fact, the humble ponytail is one seriously hot summer trend- a mere glance at Ms Delevingne will surely confirm any niggling doubts you might have about pulling your hair off your face for the ultimate A-list finish. Whether yours is soft and swooshy as spied at Richard Nicholl or sleek at chic- the epitome of the DKNY woman- the secret to a perfect pony lies in making the most subtle of face flattering pony tweaks: “Those with softer features, like a small nose, can get away with a more extreme, slicked pony, but faces with a more angular bone structure should stick to looser, softer ponies,” explains hair guru George Northwood.
Try smoothing Redken Acrylic Shape, £17.30 through dry hair for a sleek, wet-look pony that won’t go crispy or Sebastian Professional Re-Shaper, £16 to add shape to a more mused and textured ponytail. Want in? We do. Just remember to keep your make-up sporty and modern to really make the look pop: “Keep skin clean and dewy and throw in a graphic element like a bold brow brushed up with gel or a stained red lip,” explains make-up artist Lisa Eldridge.
Cara- we salute you (and your ponytail).
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