The simplest hairstyle of them all. A very reliable, humble style. Perhaps a default look? Styled high or low this style represents, deliberate, determined beauty. It’s also making an obvious return this season and we’re here for it!
This chic style is a refreshing goodbye to undone tresses that dominated the beauty industry for so many seasons. So how do you leave that effortless trend behind? By refining the style that underscores the #iwokeuplikethis movement with a welcomed air of intentional sleekness.
Autumn/winter 19/20 runways revealed the elegance that swung through the season, propelling the schoolgirl trend to new heights. At Oscar de la Renta, Balmain and Halpern, low-slung textbook ponytails may have seemed simple if it weren’t for the ultra-glossy sheen radiating from the tresses of each model. Even hairstylist Guido Palau, the pioneer of the effortless aesthetic, has a new enthusiasm not just for the humble pony but for hair that reads expensive, too.“I feel this hair has the same kind of quality as a cashmere sweater or some super-expensive thing,” he enthused backstage at Halpern, where ponies nested at the nape of the neck. “This downplay of the hairstyling is the ultimate kind of luxury.”
Hair at Stella McCartney’s show this season hero’d ponytails parted just left of centre. “She [Stella McCartney] wanted it tough, done with haste, very quick, done with fingers, combs, shaken, tied into a ponytail. … beautiful baby hairs around the hairline,” hairstylist Eugene Souleiman told reporters after the show.
If this season has taught us anything about ponytails its that even in it’s rawest form there is a very luxe factor to the age-old pony Just ask ponytail pioneer Meghan Markle, who regularly opts for a centre-parted, super-shiny ponytail secured neatly at the crown; a decision that hasn’t gone unnoticed by royal watchers and ponytail enthusiasts alike.