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Street style hair: in praise of the high ponytail

/ 05.28.2014
A sleek, high pony
A sleek, high pony
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One of the best things about street style is the many new and inspiring ways that just about anybody can create a totally original look. That said, every now and then, a tried and true classic comes to the fore, just like this sleek high pony. This lady had a seriously cool, edgy vibe going on with the low-key hairstyle playing an essential role within the rest of her look.

Ponytail hairstyles are really simple but they can be styled to look prettier than more intricate updos. They also happen to be perfect for keeping hair well and truly under control, off of your face and neck but still involved in your look. Like a topknot, a high pony is very practical and wearable for all kinds of different occasions, whether formal or totally casual.

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Anyone can pull their hair back into a pony but it can be good to think about the many possible ways to add texture and detail to the look. Teasing at the roots before you tie your hair back will add extra volume all over and create a softer look as will teasing the pony once it's been secured into place.

Alternatively, you can pull the hair back tight and smooth over the top with hairspray to create a sleeker, stricter style and banish flyaways.

Less is more

In spite of the countless styling possibilities, sometimes it's best to just stick to the original and – some might argue – the best ponytail method. No fuss, no heat styling and extra time in bed in the morning all make a regular ponytail a perfect option to go with any outfit and a really great way of disguising a bad hair day.

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