Shay Mitchell Wore The Prettiest Holiday Hairstyle — & It’s So Perfect For Long Hair

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Holiday party season is hectic. With so many events to attend in such a short amount of time, it's easy to get overwhelmed — and fast. That's why it's so important to have a handful of go-to outfit and beauty formulas on hand — ones you can always turn to when you're crunched for time. Enter, Shay Mitchell's long ponytail: a simple yet chic updo that you can rock to all your upcoming holiday gatherings.

It's no secret that Mitchell has the longest, glossiest hair in the business, and she's worn it in countless, copy-worthy ways, whether it's in a slicked-back topknot or in soft, loose waves. But there's something about her latest updo that's particularly appealing and just feels so right for the holiday season. It's elegant yet playful at the same time, and best of all, it won't take more than ten minutes to recreate.

Danielle Priano, Mitchell's hairstylist, took to Instagram to show off the actor's latest hairdo: a super-polished, slicked-back ponytail that, in addition to being the perfect way to show off a winning makeup look, gives your face a slight, upward lift. Although Mitchell has rocked both super-high and super-low versions of the pulled-backed updo, the mid-height one she donned on Mon. may her best ponytail look to date.

If you're blessed with some seriously long tresses, but struggle to find a fresh, updated way to style them, look toward Mitchell's no-fuss ponytail for some inspiration. You likely don't have a go-to hairstylist on hand, but when it comes to re-creating this look, you'll quickly learn you don't need one.

The key to mastering the mid-height, slicked-back ponytail? Straight, shiny locks, which can easily be achieved with a few beauty products and a flat iron. Next, pull your hair back, combing through with a smoothing brush to tame flyaways for that super-polished finish. Use a hair tie to hold your locks in place, taking a small section of your ponytail and wrapping it around the base to hide the elastic tie.

Ready to rock Mitchell's no-fuss hairstyle to all of your upcoming parties? Ahead, The Zoe Report's favorite products needed to create the sleek look with ease.

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