The Biggest Hair Trend At Last Night’s CFDA Awards Is Your Secret Weapon For Summer

The annual CFDA Fashion Awards took place in New York last night and, unsurprisingly, the stars brought their A-game. Some of the biggest names in popular culture and fashion were honored, including Kim Kardashian West, who was named Influencer of the Year and Naomi Campbell, who received the Fashion Icon award. While the night was certainly meant to be all about fashion, the stars didn’t disappoint when it came to their beauty looks, either. Just like any big red carpet fête, there’s usually a beauty trend or two that sticks out. Last night was no different. This year, ponytails were the look du jour, and we couldn’t be more thrilled (mainly because they’re easy to replicate IRL).

Now that we’re officially in June, the weather is making a serious shift to warmer temps, which can put our strands at risk for frizz. That’s why the pony is and forever will be a hero look for us—and, judging from the CFDA carpet, we’re not alone. From Kim Kardashian West’s wavy updo to Ciara’s super-sleek mane, the stars knew how to keep flyaways and humidity at bay. Take a cue from these starlets and add a pumped-up pony to your summer style repertoire, if you haven’t already.

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Kim Kardashian West

The Influencer of the Year honoree picked up her brunette waves into a voluminous updo.

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Lupita Nyong'o

The Black Panther star elevated her natural hair to a teased ponytail, with subtle braided detailing.

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The mom of two wore a long slicked-back style that was chic as can be.

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Issa Rae

Host of the night Issa wore a textured pony that didn't distract from her glowing complexion.

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Joan Smalls

Another sky-high textured look to hit the carpet belonged to none other than Joan Smalls, whose curls came out to play for the evening.