Beauty Obsession: Fall Ponytails

Tousled and sexy to soft and polished, ponytails dominated the fall runway. They’re super easy to create yourself and perfect for any occasion. Here are our celeb inspirations. Which is your favorite?

1. Ponytails: Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson

Our September cover girl’s cute, retro-inspired hairstyle is easy to recreate. Tease the top layer of your hair, comb back into a mid ponytail then secure with an elastic and you’re good to go! The perfect ‘do with a flirty dress or breezy skirt.

2. Ponytails: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Simple and sexy, this pony works in or out of the office–the bling adds a fun touch. Brush your hair back, leaving the top layer out. Once you secure the pony with an elastic band, pull the top piece back and wrap it around.

3. Ponytails: Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

This is ponytail says ooh-la-la, while still looking sophisticated. Separate the front strands and style them into place before you start. Next, lightly tease the crown of the hair, then secure locks at the nape of the neck with an elastic band.

4. Ponytails: Adrienne Bailon

Adrienne Bailon

Talk about a tease! This attention-grabbing ponytail is best for a night-out with your girls. Part your hair in the middle, brush down to the nape of the neck and secure with an elastic band. Then tease the entire tail and go over it with a boar-bristle brush to smooth the top layer of hair. 

5. Ponytails: Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

We love Demi’s casual, messy ‘do. To get this look, use a curling iron to create beachy waves before putting your hair into a pony.

6. Ponytails: Fergie


Straight and sleek, this pony works for any time of day. Flat iron locks then pull into a high ponytail (leaving a few strands out) and secure with an elastic. Wrap the remaining hair around the elastic and pin underneath. Mist your hairline with a finishing spray to tame those flyaways.

7. Ponytails: Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes

This ponytail is universally flattering. Let layers fall naturally and use you hands to pull your hair back into a ponytail at the nap of the neck. Finish by lightly loosening up some pieces.

8. Ponytails: Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

Let loose with lovely curls in a classic low ponytail. This chic and simple hairstyle can perk up any outfit. To create: curl your hair with a 1-inch curling iron, part your hair in the middle, brush it back lightly and tie with an elastic band.