How To Style A Ponytail Like Chrissy Teigen, Emma Stone, & More
Whether textured and bouncy or sleek and straight, a tidy ponytail is one thing that will certainly never go out of style. Even the lucky few who come equipped with glam squads still often opt for everyone's favorite updo. The next time you're looking for a little hair inspiration, why not learn how to style a ponytail like Chrissy Teigen, Emma Stone, and your favorite celebs.
You can wear it high, low, messy, slicked back, or with decorative elastics — the options are almost infinite. This classic updo is about the most versatile hairstyle there is, and it's come a long way since the teased side ponies of the '80s. These days, people are raving over Bella Hadid's signature high pony, and even Meghan Markle has traded in her signature bun for an elegant low pony. In fact, some of the most iconic red carpet looks of the year include a good old-fashioned ponytail.
Just because you don't have access to a personal hairstylist doesn't mean you can't rock a red carpet-ready look. If your messy pony is in dire need of a makeover, try taking it to the next level with these seven celebrity styles curated by The Zoe Report, along with the exact products you'll need to recreate each look. See them all, ahead.
Bella Hadid typically wears her hair in a long pony cascading from her crown. She sported a more formal version of her signature style to a Dior exhibition in Shanghai in March. The updo was defined by a stark middle part with pieces pulled behind both ears. Hadid's glossy pony is the sleekest updo for any holiday party you have on your calendar (and even New Year's Eve).
Rose Hair & Body Oil
Featuring a blend of hair-softening ingredients like shea and rosehip oils, this hydrating formula is a must for recreating Hadid's glossy ponytail.
The ponytail Serena Williams wore to the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards was quite different from the updo she sports on the tennis court every day. Her hair was slicked back and secured at the crown of her head with a black-and-gold accessory. She then sectioned off the pony into three voluminous tiers using regal gold rings.
Dry Lift Texture and Volume Paste
A little bit of this product goes a long way. The all-natural formula adds lift without looking too heavy or overdone.
Fastened With A Bow
Stone sported a version of every woman's lazy pony to the world premiere of Maniac this fall. Her waves were secured at the back of her head with a dainty black ribbon tied in a bow. She wore her part slightly to the side and let pieces hang around her face, striking the ultimate balance between casual and refined.
Beach Wave Mousse
To achieve Stone's tousled waves, work this mousse from root to tip. Unlike most wave-enhancing formulas, this one's salt-free, so it won't leave your hair dehydrated.
A super-low ponytail may just be the easiest style to achieve. Lily Collins arrived to the 2017 premiere of Okjawas with the longest, sleekest ponytail pulled over her shoulder. The key to recreating this look is keeping your hair smooth, taught, and slicked back (read: you don't want a single hair out of place).
Elixir Ultime Oil Serum
The secret to Collins' sleek and shiny style is hair oil. This Kerastase formula is infused with four different oils to give you optimal shine.
Chrissy Teigen elevated her ponytail with dual braids during opening night of comedian Neal Brennan's 3 Mics. The model and cookbook author parted her hair in the middle and had two reverse French braids conjoined at the back of her head in a textured ponytail. Wrapping a chunk of hair around the elastic gave Teigen's updo an even more polished look.
Texturizing Hair Spray
A celeb-favorite, Teigen used this finishing spray to solidify her waves for the 2018 Grammys. The super-lightweight combination of dry shampoo and hairspray will add plenty of texture to a braided ponytail.
Short With Blunt Bangs
Nina Dobrev proved at the recent premiere of Only The Brave that her shoulder-grazing bob is just long enough to pull back into a ponytail. She gathered her glossy hair at the base of her neck and let her blunt bangs hang to her eyebrows, a rare red carpet look for the actor.
Bangs are notoriously a bad match for humidity, so fight off frizz with this waterproof formula. It employs a heat-activated polymer to seal hair for a super-shiny finish.
To The Side
It's been a while since the side pony was in style, but SJP brought it back this fall when she sported one with the dreamiest ballgown. She let loose, wispy pieces frame her face and secured the style with a trendy velvet ribbon — a perfect party look.
This lightweight oil is infused with moringa oil, which not only fuels hair with essential minerals but is a natural frizz-fighter, too. Finish off your ponytail with a tiny dollop to achieve Parker's coveted shine.