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How to Do a Pretty Ponytail That Won’t Be Mistaken for Gym Hair

This morning at Tory Burch, your Pilates ponytail got an upgrade. Guido Palau, Redken’s creative director, and his team polished up your classic, low-impact workout ponytail with a fancy hair tie. Inspired by Katherine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story, models wore ponytails secured at the neck with a romantic flourish by a “floppy, asymmetric” generously long bow of opulent black velvet. Burch herself provided the ribbon and Palau chose a low rather than high placement of the mostly straight pony to keep it looking nonchalant and non-schoolgirl. Ease and easy were words Palau kept using to describe the style (although he achieved it with a non-easy four hair products, including Redken’s Fashion Works hair spray). But you can try the hairstyle yourself at home with a minimal amount of toil, and be the girl who wore black (or blue) velvet.

How to Do a Ponytail That Won’t Be Mistaken for Gym Hair