Celebrity trend: The half-up ponytail

The sleek version

If Mother Nature has given you sleek hair, then this is the perfect sophisticated look. Just like Jennifer Lopez, pull your hair up into a ponytail behind your head and make sure your locks are all slicked back.

You can also get outstanding results if you prepare your hair the moment you step out of the shower. Wash them with an anti-frizz shampoo and dry them with a brush after applying a smooth primer that will be activated by the heat of the blow dryer.

Jennifer Lopez
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The wavy version

With her signature long flowing locks, Hollywood star Angelina Jolie knows how to turn heads. We particularly like this half-up wavy ponytail in a faux messy style, which creates volume and movement for a natural and sophisticated look.    

To recreate this look, get a wide-barrel curling iron, one with a diameter of at least one inch. Your curls will be suppler and look more deconstructed than if you use a smaller barrel. Curl your hair haphazardly for a casual look. Then, apply texture volumizer to give your locks body and volume.

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What about accessories?

Want to try something original? Don’t hesitate to decorate your ponytail with colourful elastics, scrunchies (like Goody’s Ouchless Shimmery Hair Scrunchies) and metal clips or even by rolling a lock of your hair around the elastic band to conceal it, a style preferred by Ariana Grande.

Ariana Grande
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Celebrity trend: The half-up ponytail

Previously only worn by young girls, the half-up ponytail is now all the rage with grown-ups. Try this hairstyle when you’re pressed for time in the morning or even for special occasions. Here are a few ways to wear this trendy look.