The ponytail serves as a reminder that sometimes simplicity is the best weapon. It’s hassle-free but sumptuous, often perfect but imperfect, but constantly changing to suit current trends and seasons.
The ways to style your ponytail are surprisingly varied but this summer our looks will be dominated by one distinct accent. Whether yours goes from loose to messy or super straight and sleek the low ponytail is one style you can trust to look equally stunning as a flawless interpretation, or simply a perfectly imperfect one.
If you’re thinking about taking a sleek and minimalistic approach, why not add an accessory! Believe it or not there’s nothing more suited to the simplicity and beauty of a low ponytail than a well-chosen hair accessory. From edgy leather bands to gold barrettes the opportunities to accessorise are infinite, there’s enough options to keep your ponytail interesting season by season. At London Fashion Week we created thick, minimalist headbands to accompany roughened up ponytails for Roksanda Ilincic. We took the casual factor up another step to evoke elements of effortlessness and ease. Constructing DIY ponytails paired with pastel headbands simulated a sense of girlyness and grace.
Luke Hersheson played on the concept of everyday objects and revisited accessories and their relationship with hair. Hair was kept simple, well put together, but not over-done to represent a girl who cares about what she looks like without putting in the effort. We wanted to emulate a lived-in disheveled ponytail that only ever results after a night-out. It’s the perfect mix of pretty and edgy.
To create: Don’t be precious about your ponytail. There is nothing precise about this look so try tying yours as quickly as possible. Don’t pull all your hair into the ponytail; leave some strands to fall across your face and to sit out by your ears you really don’t need to pull it so tight! Pull and tease strands back out of the band to create ‘accidental’ bumps, this creates that all-important lift at the crown and texture on top!
Hair trends for this summer are pointing to all things carefree and perfectly undone. In the hair styling department we all beg for a certain kind of ease, so for a subdued take on elegance wear the low ponytail!
Super model Jade Parfitt joing our pony club with "The Invisible Pony" - we just cant believe its a hair piece – coming soon to a pony bar near you.