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The Ponytail Showdown: Half-Up Pony vs Low Pony

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The Ponytail Showdown: Half-Up Pony vs Low Pony

The ponytail is currently having a renaissance with two interpretations of the look reigning supreme: the relaxed half-up pony and the sleek low pony. So, how will you style your mane?

Half-up pony

The hairstyle: The half-up pony is not only wearable but it currently has that elusive fashionista tick of approval! Perfect for mid-length to long hair, this look is the best of both worlds - you get all the glamour of wearing your hair out combined with the convenience of having your hair pulled back off your face. It's win-win!

The style: This season's take on the half-up pony features a tousled and wavy finish. Keep it casual by pairing this hairstyle with a floaty loose ensemble or embrace the contrast with a more refined silhouette.

What the editors say: This hairstyle looks fantastic when styled on either naturally curly or straight hair – simply set with a texturizing spray like L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Wild Stylers Crêpage de Chignon Hairspray to ensure the look maintains that volume and body.

Low ponytail

The hairstyle: The classic centre-parted low ponytail is a time honoured hairstyle. This season's interpretation isn't quite as buttoned-down, so skip the straightening iron. You want your low pony to look polished while still having a loose quality to it.

The style: This low ponytail can be sweet and simple or bold and sassy – it all just depends on how you style it. For evening wear, concentrate on keeping the look sleek and pair it with a sophisticated low-backed neckline. In the daytime, pull the textured tail across one shoulder and wear with a cute tee.

What the editors say: We love the practicality of this look and the fact it also works brilliantly with another current trend – the ponytail accessory. A long piece of fabric or ribbon tied around the base adds a glam finishing touch.

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