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Ariana Grande Beats the Heat With a Perfect Pony

Jul 3 2014 - 8:36am

The combination of sweltering temperatures and unbearable humidity is the leading cause of women giving up on their hair around the globe. But throwing hair into a pony is anything but a cop-out — with just a smidgen of extra effort, the sporty style can be superglam [1]. Ariana Grande's high, voluptuous ponytail is a key example; by loosely curling her hair for a boost in body and hiding the hair elastic with some extra strands, she's able to rock a look that's doubly cool. Find your Summer hair inspiration when you scroll down.

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At the Kopparberg Urban Forest launch party, Kelis rocked huge, luxurious hair with a matte red lip.

Conchita Wurst

As she received the Madrid Pride Award, Austrian singer Conchita wore her hair in loose, flowing waves (and her contour game [3] was on point).

Ariana Grande

On MTV's Total Ariana Live in honor of her new single "Break Free," Ariana complemented her glowing skin with a creamy nude lipstick.

Lily Allen

Lily knows how to brighten things up without going overboard. At the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party, she lined her lower lid with green and blue glitter to play up her vibrant hair but toned down the rest of her look with a nude lip.

Alexa Chung

At the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party, Alexa appeared to keep her face completely bare except for orange-red lipstick, which accented her beautiful baby blues.

Naomi Campbell

The flawless Naomi let her sultry eyes smolder with subtle smoky shadow at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party.

Keira Knightley

Keira went with a mod look at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party, pairing bold black eyeliner with a frosty pink lip.

Cara Delevingne

Cara let those famous brows be the focus of her look at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party. She pulled her hair back into a half-up, half-down style.

Taylor Swift

Taylor was spotted in New York City in her signature girlie, retro style, which she capped off with an expertly applied matte red lip (loving that cupid's bow!).

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly highlighted her new tattoo with a swirly mohawk hairstyle when she visited the Sirius XM Studios.

Kate Middleton

Kate wore her signature eyeliner and soft-pink blush when she visited an M-Pact Plus counseling program event in London.

Lucy Liu

At the 2014 Ignite Gala, Lucy let her pretty freckles peek out through supersheer pink blush.

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa's long, piece-y bangs drew attention to her smoky hazel eyes at the LA premiere of Tammy.

Lucy Hale

Lucy showed off her perfect brows and luminous skin in New York City.

Jennifer Hudson

The long bangs on Jennifer's pixie drew attention to her bold eyeliner and shimmery champagne shadow at the BET Awards.

Kerry Washington

Kerry's subtle pinky-peach lips and cheeks were a sweet complement to her floral gown at the BET Awards.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki continued showing off her softer side [4] with natural-looking makeup and loose waves at the BET Awards.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Gugu's pretty updo let her glowing skin and subtle bronze smoky eye be the main attractions at the BET Awards.


We love the asymmetry of Ledisi's blond and brunette twists at the BET Awards.

Rita Ora

Rita paired a matte red lip with a sprinkle of gold glitter on her cheekbones at the Glastonbury Festival.

Iggy Azalea

At the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party, Iggy combined our favorite Summer hairstyle — the braid — with a pompadour and pony for a fresh, edgy look.

Lily Allen

At the Glastonbury Festival, Lily's gradient hair in hues of orange, pink, and purple would have made any anime character jealous.

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