The Hottest Hollywood Hairstyle of 2017 Is a Total Middle-School Throwback
OK, I am not saying high ponytails are a trend. I know you've been rocking the sporty updo since cheer camp (#same). But hear me out: this Summer, give your ole childhood hairstyle a second shot.
For years, the topknot was the preferred updo for red-carpet events or barre-to-bar Sundays. This season, we've been seeing celebrities choose sporty ponytails instead. The look is simply defined as a pony that starts in the middle of your head or higher (low ones are a whole different story).
You can try it slicked back, with bangs (or faux ones), or any hair texture (be it straight, curly, or braided). And it looks equally flattering on short or Rapunzel-length hair. At minimum, it's a fantastic way to show off your highlighter-accented cheekbones.
Keep reading to see inspiration from top celebrities including Rihanna, Blake Lively, and Ariana Grande showing how elegant it can look.
Take your stretchy headband and wrap it around the ponytail base like Rihanna. Add hoops, blue eyeliner, and brown lipstick to make it more downtown than prissy.
Curl your hair with a large barrel to get Gisele Bündchen's soft texture.
If you don't have bangs, try a clip-in pair and keep them long and '70s inspired like Lea Michele. It ensures there is some hair around your face even if the rest is up.
Take that third day hair, add some oil, and slick it back into a lustrous ponytail like Jennifer Lopez.
Gigi Hadid proves you don't even need to brush you hair to look chic. Just pull your beach waves back and add a bold red lipstick plus sunglasses. People will think you're an influencer.
Tiny braids and a whole lotta sass make Ariana Grande's pony anything but basic.
The most flattering place to wear a high pony is a diagonal line up from your ear to your crown. Kendall Jenner nailed it here.
Reminder, if you are going to wear a ponytail with a gown, wrap hair around the elastic to cover it as Blake Likely did. This simple trick dresses the style up.
Even short hair works in a high pony as proven by Kerry Washington.
Jessica Alba's ponytail still feels like an old Hollywood glam moment thanks to a gorgeous berry lip and crystal earrings.
Add a ponytail accessory plus a bunch of earring cuffs to make your updo edgier like Karlie Kloss.
Empire actress Serayah McNeill shows off her beautiful box braids in a high pony.
Delicate curls look gorgeous in a pony for wedding season, as displayed by Ellie Bamber.
Let your unicorn hair blow in the wind as Rita Ora did — and hope the street style photographers catch it!
Use your short layers like Khloé Kardashian to give your ponytail some height. Even if they stick up a bit, they look cute!