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Trend Alert: Super Slick Ponytails

With wispy tendrils falling all over the place nowadays, I figured it was high time to give the bangless babes some love, too. I'd say polar opposite of the bohemian up-do would be the tightly together ponytail. Just this week alone, I spotted these three ladies wearing similarly sleek looks that focus on their face, makeup, and bone structure.
To bring this trend home, grab a high hold gel, paste, or pomade and comb your hair back so it's fairly smooth. Apply the product and then again comb it, this time fixing it up in your ponytail. Wrap and tuck part of your hair to hide the elastic, then style it wavy like Scarlett Johansson and Ashanti or stick-straight like Kim Kardashian. Lastly, I'd choose fun dangling earrings to lessen the severity of the 'do, but whether you leave your ponytail straight or curled is up to you.

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Seka21 Seka21 8 years
I have one sticky out ear so no thnks.. although id love to wear this one day
lisett lisett 8 years
It's a shame I can't pull the look off. It looks beautiful on the gals in the pictures. boo.
neonbee neonbee 8 years
Blech. I look like an alien when I have my hair up this way.
emalove emalove 8 years
I hate severe ponytails and updos...very few women look good in this style.
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 8 years
Molly, Just as a tip, on the wraparound thing..if you have a good little beauty supply (a la Sally's) nearby, or can find an online shop that sells them, you can buy these small extension/hair swatches that work thusly: 1)Put your hair into the usual ponytail 2)Stick the comb of the extension into the hair above the hairband, wrap around the base of the pony (To cover the band) and pin discreetly in place. Et voila! You have the perfect wraparound, and it doesn't take any hair from the pony's volume this way. I have one, and its awesome (and fast) great for cute 60's "top of the head" ponies too.
myystque myystque 8 years
I think it looks okay the way Kim and Scarlett are wearing it, but it's too severe for Ashanti and her turtleneck. She looks weird.
luxington luxington 8 years
I think I wore my hair like that in middle school.
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
goo. ashanti is not looking her greatest in that pic.
Molly Molly 8 years
As a ponytail girl myself (try as I might, I just can't stop) I can never get the hair wrap around to work. Help!
taylvs3 taylvs3 8 years
isn't this called the "croydon facelift"?
missangelique999 missangelique999 8 years
TBH, I've been sporting this look for the past couple years on a daily basis. Now I can be trendy!! Yay! lol
krae85 krae85 8 years
This is great for those of us who aren't bald but like to pretend we are.
brittanyk brittanyk 8 years
Kim Kardashian is so gorgeous. I agree with aimeeb, I don't think this style is really all that flattering. The only way it is if you have amazing bone structure, which I do not :P
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Too slicked back a la helmet head isn't all that flattering in my opinion, keep it soft and it works.
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