SS NYFW Trend: The Sleek Pony, 3 Ways
A return to elegance was the mane theme on the New York runways. From a throwback to Hollywood glam at show’s like Diane Von Furstenberg to “veil-straight” hair at The Row, done up hair is the new undone. Of course, there was still the occasional grunge style to be had and seen – like Rag & Bone’s slick scalps and Versus’s texturized bead head (although even these were presented with more manicured finishings), but overall, spring 2015 is shaping up to be the season of salon styled hair. And, honestly, we’re kind of relieved that sleek strands, bouncy curls, and glossy tresses are making a comeback.
Speaking of comebacks, pony’s (as in tails, not horses) were spotted on a slew of NYFW catwalks. While the spring 2015 pony is definitely more groomed than the ones of seasons past (note: you will need to invest in a hairbrush (this one is the best) — and a blowdryer!), it’s also beautifully feminine. In other words, you didn’t simply wake up, pull your knotted hair back, and haphazardly attach with a rubber band that you found secured around that stack of (unopened) mail. The new pony is sleek, stylish, and seriously shiny.
Here, 3 ways to wear your pony (starting today):
At Diesel, Guido, Redken Creative Consultant, created a “groomed and classic, but slightly futuristic” low ponytail with a deep side part and an overall lacquered look. To create that sleek, shiny, flat hair, Guido used Redken’s Forceful 23 finishing spray, misting generously onto the top of the head.
At Cushnie et Ochs, Antonio Corral Calero, Moroccanoil’s Global Creative Director created “The simple, sleek ponytail – with a twist. He said it was “designed to invoke Ancient Egyptian Mythology and the sexiness of Cleopatra.” Basically, it’s a mid-level pony with beautiful, sleek strands, and two ponytail holders about 1 1/2 inches apart to add a “puffed element.” To keep the hair uber glossy, Calero used Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine.
Alexander Wang’s sleek and sporty pony gathered at the nape of the neck with a mega-glossed scalp, adding a modern elegance to the classic style. Guido for Redken used Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist for that lacquered finish (TRY: Redken’s Smoothing Serum for those coveted model-like shiny strands. Just rub a dollop into the palm of your hands and glide over hair and scalp).