|Audrey Hepburn's ponytail showcases her flawless bone structure.|
I'd like to talk a bit about the Ponytail today. It's one of the most enduring and evolving styles around. Whether it be sleek and polished, undone and tousled or completely utilitarian (say, for a gym sesh) the ponytail has been and will continue to be a go-to staple in hairstyling.
What are the origins of the popular pony? Let's take a moment for a brief history lesson:
|Sandra Dee rocks the Ponytail in her cinematic role as surfer girl Gidget.|
Frescoes from 1600 B.C. illustrate Greek women wearing ponytails. Ancient artwork also proves the style was embraced by Egyptian dancers and Roman girls.
In the 6th century, it was the Mayan men who wore ponytails while women wore braids and slaves had short hair.
|Mozart's look was Au courant for men of his time.|
|The Iconic Barbie Doll.|
Sandra Dee in her role as Gidget, as well as Hollywood legends like Audrey Hepburn and Bridgette Bardot made the ponytail a viable option for adult women.
Today we have so many variations of the ponytail. Below are some of our very favorites:
|Jennifer Morrison's pony seamlessly incorporates a braid.|
|Nicole Richie's Bardot-esque style. Reese's polished look adds height at the crown and bend on the ends.|
|Drew Barrymore's classic pony adds extra vavoom with volume and by wrapping hair around the fastener.|
|Kim K's sleek rendition.|
|NOT Steven Seagal: Who could argue with a man sporting this style? At least if he looks like David Beckham!|