My hair has FINALLY grown past my shoulders again after an awful chop job two Januarys ago. (A horror story for another time -- let's just say I said a "few" inches and he heard "a foot." I'm also pretty sure he used garden shears. But I digress.) Hooray! I've waited so long! And yet, the ironic thing is that I so rarely wear it down! Yep, most of the time my hard-earned long(ish) hair is up in a ponytail. Especially during the summer, when I can't stand the extra heat of hair on my neck, the ponytail is my stand-by. Ponytails are easy, but they can get kind of boring. However, with a little extra effort, our ponytails can be super cute and chic hair styles!
I got some great tips from a couple of stylists: Kattia Solano of the Butterfly Studio Salon in NYC, and celeb stylist Jonathan Hanousek, who shared a how-to from a style he created for Brooke Burke. I also added in a few ideas of my own (the last one is my favorite!)...
Image courtesy of Butterfly Studio Salon
Or triple-up! Doing something as simple as using three ponytail holders instead of just one can add some flair to your pony. The wool and nylon ponytail holders pictured here are nice and thick, plus they're dotted with crystal beads for a little bling. Love 'em! ($12 for a three-pack at Nordstrom.com)