With the blustery autumn conditions awaiting us every time we step outstide the front door the perfect style solution is our perennial favourite the ponytail! With looks straight off the runways at Paris Fashion Week we look at low ponytails : one style three ways
Messy low ponytail
This style is ideal for the for the girl on the go as it is quick and easy. Its low maintainance look is totally on trend for the season as seen on the catwalks of Rachel Zoe, Oscar de la Renta and Lanvin. Make sure hair is full of texture by using volumising mousse before drying or hair putty worked through the end of the hair. Gather hair roughly without flattening out any uneven sections. Tie a low ponytail loosely and finish by teasing out a few loose strands to gently frame the face.
Sleek low ponytail
This look means business, a slick style that looks uber-polished, perfect examples were seen gracing the runways of John Galliano and Chloe. Using a clean sharp centre parting or a classic side parting, sweep hair down into a neat ponytail at the nape of the neck. Secure any loose ends with bobby pins. Use a hair straightener if needed to ensure the length of the ponytail is poker straight. Smooth over with a little serum or a tiny drop of Moroccan hair oil for extra shine and sleekness. For an even more polished look wrap a small section of hair around the ponytail, securing the end piece with a bobby pin. Finish off with a good spray of a firm hold hairspray to prevent any flyaways.
Bouncy low ponytail
For the girly girl, this look really brings out your flirty feminine side with delightful examples at Moschino and Ralph Lauren. Preparation is key to achieve this look, divide hair into section and use big rollers, to achieve maximum volume. Gently backcomb hair at the crown before smoothing over the top and gathering into a low ponytail. Make sure there are some curls at the end of the ponytail for that bouncy look. Set with a generous spray of a light hairspray which will hold your style in place without preventing movement. To finish either look wrap a small section of hair around the elastic, securing the end piece with a bobby pin or tie a ribbon around it and you’re good to go!