Ponytails Hair Trend 2012

THE humble ponytail was the hairstyle of the season at the autumn/winter 2011-12 shows, with everyone from Marc Jacobs to Christopher Kane and Gucci pulling hair high up on the catwalk. Strict, clean, simple, natural – all words used to describe the easy style most of us pull our hair into every day. But when matched with a French maid’s outfit at Louis Vuitton, a sleek jacket at Todd Lynn, or a Sixties aesthetic at Burberry, a ponytail can become sexually charged, futuristic or a little bit rock ‘n’ roll with a few minimal styling tweaks.

Ponytails by Marc Jacobs

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Key tips for Ponytails?

Wear your pony low and loose if you’re going for a mussed-up texture – as seen at Alexander Wang and Burberry.

Avoid the My Little Pony Club-equestrian look by wearing a high ponytail in the centre of the head and no higher than the brow line, unless you’re working it with an S&M twist like the girls at Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs. No exposed hairbands – wrap a piece of hair or a discreet strip of material around it to keep it covered. Play with textures and trimmings – see the Gucci models whose sleek ‘tails were crimped and then adorned with feathers for a glam-boho Seventies feel.

Ponytails Hair Trends Calvin Klein

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Loose and low at Alexander Wang

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Natural texture at Burberry

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A poker-straight pony hair at Costume National

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Swimming-pool hair at Christopher Kane

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Slick, swimming-pool hair mirrors Christopher Kane’s “liquid” collection.

Textured low ponytail at Celine

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A textured low ponytail adds a wearable feel to sleek clothing at Celine.

Ponytails Hair at House of Holland

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Bouncy, girlish ponytails show off pearl earrings and embellishments at House of Holland.

Ponytails Hair Trend at Dries Van Noten

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Functional hairbands are given a chic gold covering at Dries Van Noten.

Seventies crimping at Gucci

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Seventies crimping and adorned with feathers at Gucci

Ponytails Trend at Louis Vuitton

Ponytails were strict, clean and efficient – just like a French maid – at Louis Vuitton.
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