Side-ponytail Hair Trend

By Anne L. Fritz

Bored with your classic ponytail? Give it a twist and wear it off to the side, as celebrities ranging from Kate Bosworth to America Ferrera to Eva Longoria have been spotted doing. The look feels young and playful and requires no more time or skill to create than a traditional pony. Bonus: Low side ponytails are ideal for wearing under knitted winter hats.

The only secret with a side ponytail is to keep it low or risk looking like Deb from Napoleon Dynamite. Simply style hair the way you would for a regular ponytail, leaving front wisps out for a more romantic look. The ponytail itself should be low and slightly off center. Because the ponytail is to the side and not perfect, the entire style should be a little undone, as if you did your hair without looking in a mirror. Curl the ends of the ponytail for an even flirtier look. Spritz your entire head with a light-hold hair spray.


Anne L. Fritz is the managing editor of Brilliant Color and Beauty Today.
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