From loose and messy to slicked back and sleek, the low pony “reined” supreme on the fall runways. Whether worn swept to the side or hanging down the middle of the back, designers such as Michael Kors and Dior set off their cool-weather looks with tied back tresses. Chic and sophisticated, the low ponytail is surprisingly simple to replicate in the comfort of your own home – no salon needed! Suitable for any type of hair, this trend works with almost every cut, making it an instant classic.
This loose, slightly messy look exudes a relaxed vibe. With tendrils of hair framing the face, the loose low ponytail is effortlessly beautiful. If you have naturally wavy or curly hair, this style is sure to become a favorite go-to.
To achieve this look, start with unwashed hair – you want it to have a little texture without being greasy. Touch up locks with dry shampoo to help absorb extra oil while adding volume. If you have naturally straight hair, create loose waves with a large barrel curling iron. Skip the hairbrush for this look, instead using your fingers to comb through hair for a loose, pieced effect. Then, gently sweep back hair at the nape of the neck, securing with a hair tie or elastic.
This take on the low ponytail is glamorous enough for even the ritziest of affairs. Wear as-is for a simple take on elegance, or dress it up with an intricate design or eye-catching embellishment, such as a metallic hair tie.
To create the ultimate sleek low pony, make sure your hair is clean. While unwashed hair works well for the messier version, freshly washed locks are best when going for a smoother look. Blow-dry hair straight, and finish with a flat iron for sleek strands. Next, decide whether you’d like to part your hair in the middle or on the side (this will create a low side pony). Then, brush and gather hair, securing at the nape of the neck. If you would like, take a small section of hair from underneath the ponytail and wrap it around your hair tie, using one or two bobby pins to keep it in place beneath the ponytail. Finish with hairspray.