At Chanel's Spring/Summer 2017 runway show, Karl Lagerfeld paid homage to the '90s by having models take the runway in bright coloured ensembles and sideways baseball caps that gave us nostalgia for the days of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. On top of that, he had models hair tied up with fluorescent coloured hair elastics in low, side ponytails, further playing on the '90s digital theme.
Ponytails have always been a timeless hairstyle, but we're constantly looking for new ways to re-create it for a more modern look – or in the case of Chanel – a retro one. Stuck for ponytail inspiration this season? Aside from suggesting you to try out Karl Lagerfeld's take on ponytails, Get The Look is giving you 5 different ways to amp up this versatile gym-to-red-carpet style.
HAIRSTYLE: 5 WAYS TO AMP UP YOUR PONYTAIL
WEAR IT ON THE SIDE OF YOUR HEAD
If you aren't into Chanel's retro take on the ponytail, wear it slightly off to the side in a more modern way like Beyonce, who's high blonde ponytail is quickly becoming a red carpet staple for her. To get this look, simply pull your hair up into a high ponytail as you normally would, but before securing it with an elastic, move it slightly towards one side of your head. After it's secured, place the hair within the ponytail off to one side so that it sits near your ears and play around with bouncy curls for added volume!
SECTION IT OFF
The sectioned off look is essentially the ponytail version of a braid. Celebrities like Maria Menounos have recently been taking up this look by sectioning off their ponytails with individual elastics to get that rope-like effect.
To get this look, pull your hair into a low ponytail at the back of your head. Secure with an elastic. To create the rope effect, you'll need about five individual elastics (depending on the length of your hair). Starting a few inches down from the base of the ponytail, wrap another elastic into the hair. Repeat this until your reach the end of your ponytail. Finish off by pulling the hair out gently between elastics to create volume and secure with hairspray.
WRAP A LENGTH OF HAIR AROUND THE BASE
If you're into a simpler, more classic style ponytail, wrap a length of hair around the base of your ponytail to cover up the elastic. To do this, pull your hair back into a low or high ponytail – depending on what you prefer – then take a strand of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the base of the ponytail and elastic. Secure with bobby pins. So subtle, so chic!
BOOST IT UP WITH VOLUME
The Royal family recently made a visit to Canada, where Kate Middleton was spotted wearing a voluminous ponytail that amped up a plainer look. We loved the mixture of sleek strands and the Bumpit-worthy volume at the top of her head and the base of the ponytail.
To get this look, sweep your hair over to one side (creating a deep side part), then backcomb it using a backcomb brush. Smooth the hair at the top out, and then secure it into a low ponytail. Pull on the ponytail to create volume at the top of your hair, and gently pull a bit of hair upwards to create volume.
PLAY WITH TEXTURE
If you're blessed with amazing natural texture like J-Lo's , work with natural bedhead volume and wear your ponytail messy and at the top of your head. If you don't have naturally textured hair but would like to try out this voluminous look, use a small barrel curling iron to curl small strands of hair, then tousle it up with texturizing hairspray.