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5 Easy ways to fancy up a ponytail

Ponytail hairstyles

Praise the ponytail, our favorite shortcut for those hot summer days when you wouldn't dream of turning on a hair dryer. But it doesn't have to look like an afterthought. If you have just an extra minute, you can transform your ponytail from blah to beautiful with these easy, stylish ideas.

Ponytail hairstylesAdd a headband

Take a cue from Paris Hilton and wear a headband with a low ponytail. Use the headband to keep bangs out of your face or let them come forward. Either way, you'll want some hair peeking out from the front of the headband. Look for embellished and metallic styles with one or two straps, with a bit of elastic for a snug fit. Remember to position the ponytail low; otherwise, the look comes off as too youthful.

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