Not Your Average One-Trick Pony
Ladies, it’s time to add some ‘new’ to your ‘do.’ Now that it’s summer, rising temps may be preventing you from wearing your hair down – but don’t fret! Ponytails are a simple, classic way to stay cool in the summer while still looking hot, and by following these few simple steps, you can take your pony from Drab to Fab in under five minutes! So whether you’re going for a day at the beach or a night on the town, these fashion-forward hairstyles are sure to turn this classic look into your most highly valued accessory.
Feather Extensions: Feather extensions are the newest, hottest style accessory this season. In fact, handfuls of celebs have been spotted sporting these playful accessories at a number of different events. Inexpensive and easy to apply, Feather Extensions are a quick, easy way to add flare to any look. Furthermore, with the ability to be curled, straightened, blow-dried, and washed, these simple accessories prove as versatile as they are fashionable. So, go on. Give these daring pieces a try (FamousFeathers.com, $12.99). The end result is a no-fuss, bohemian inspired pony that takes any outfit to an effortlessly chic level.
Crown Braid: Only have five minutes, but still looking to add flare to your classic pony? Try a flirty crown braid (à la Lauren Conrad). Starting slightly to the right or left of your center part, section off the front of your hair (from the part to your ear) and tie the remaining back half up in a loose pony. Beginning with the hair that is closest to the part, start to French braid the loose pieces until you have reached the top of your ear (securely fastening the remaining pieces so that they blend in with the rest of your ponytail). One braid not enough? Try the same on the other side of the part. Adding French braids of different lengths to your ponytail immediately adds flirty, statement-making flare, and all in less than 5 minutes! Now, who could argue with that?
Jeweled Headbands: Though simple, jeweled headbands are a surefire way to add elegance to any updo. When paired with a messy ponytail and loosely fallen, face-framing pieces, this impromptu accessory adds an immediate surge of sophistication. So – looking for the perfect accessory for that Little Black Dress? A cream-colored jeweled headband (try: “Gazala” from Aldo, $18) takes a no-fuss pony from day to night with sparkly accents and creates a nice contrast against your LBD. Pair with some cream colored heels and you’ve officially dressed to impress…and with time to spare (– who knew)?