New ‘Do Every Day: Shakira’s Pretty Ponytail!

As Shakira shows us here, a ponytail doesn’t have to be your fallback, no-time-to-style, came-from-the-gym summer look. It can be super chic!

Here’s how to make yours as stylish as Shaki’s:

After you blowdry hair smooth, brush your hair straight back with a big paddle brush (which will detangle too).

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Then while your head is tipped back, tie all of your hair into a ponytail at the back of your head. Tipping your head prevents bumps and lets you make the ponytail tighter.

Speaking of, you’ll want to make your elastic band is extra tight so that your ponytail won’t slouch, which looks sloppy. Pros love to use bungee ponytail holders because they can wrap them around really tightly.

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Lastly, pull out any shorter layers or long bangs and style them softly along your face, or tuck one side behind your ear.

Finishing touch: Wrap a pretty ribbon around the base of your ponytail. Shakira chose one that matches her hair color. Subtle and so pretty!