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The hum­ble pony­tail is a gift to those who like to sleep in and those who can’t be both­ered to wash their hair af­ter barre class. But this sea­son, we saw a de­cid­edly more art­ful take on the low-key style. At Monique Lhuil­lier, hair­styl­ist Bob Recine sat­u­rated dry roots with Mor­ro­canoil mousse and raked them up­wards to­ward the top of the head to en­cour­age move­ment, then used his fin­gers to blow- dry hair in all di­rec­tions for a chaotic look. Then he gath­ered the hair in his hands to se­cure it in a pony­tail and added a small black rib­bon. “There’s no comb­ing, no brush­ing,” said Recine. “When you per­fect beauty, you sac­ri­fice charm. There’s al­ways that lit­tle mis­take in hair that peo­ple are at­tracted to; the lit­tle hair that flirts with some­body’s mouth. That’s what we’re af­ter: im­per­fec­tion.” —Rani Sheen

MONIQUE LHUIL­LIER How-to: Rough-dry hair, then gather into a mid-height pony and fin­ish with a sim­ple rib­bon.

SPORTMAX How-to: Dif­fuse hair for ex­tra vol­ume and curly tex­ture, then fas­ten tightly at the nape of the neck with a thin black elas­tic. ic.


ROKSANDA How-to: Use a curl­ing iron for a smooth wave pat­tern through­out hair, then se­cure a pony very low and cover elas­tic with a wide neo­prene tube or rib­bon.

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