Blake Lively at a press conference in Dubai, January 3, 2014.

Hairstyle Tutorial: Blake Lively's high style ponytail

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The ponytail is a classic hairstyle that has been rocked by everyone from royals like Kate Middleton to reality TV stars such as Kim Kardashian. L'Oreal Paris beauty ambassador Blake Lively is also a fan of this no fuss style, and when she attended a press conference in Dubai on January 3, it was an obvious choice for the former Gossip Girl star.

Get the high ponytail

Blake was sporting a sparkling statement number, and her combination of low key make-up and the high hairstyle allowed her frock to take center stage. So, how do you get it? A ponytail is one of the most simple but effective styles you can get and perfect for a variety of occasions. Let's get started...

1. Start by brushing any knots and tangles out of your hair using a paddle brush.

2. Lean forward and toss all your hair to the front of your head.

3. Continue to brush your hair and then using your hands gather it into a ponytail on the top of your head. Secure it with a hairband, preferably the same color as your hair. For added volume, loosen the hair slightly at the front of the ponytail.

4. Smooth out any lumps and bumps and finish off with some hairspray.

High ponytails are great for everything from a movie premiere to a shopping trip. Blake combined the look with natural make-up to show off her glitzy dress, but this is just one way to rock the 'do. If you are going for a colorblocked ensemble, dress it up by combining it with smoky eyes and natural lipstick, or red lipstick and natural eyes. When done in a loose style, the high ponytail highlights the face and is a perfect way to show off a statement beauty look.

So, if you have mastered intense eyes or have a bold lipstick you want to try out, this is your 'do.

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