If your mind doesn't instantly go to ponytails when you think of going-out hairstyles, then be prepared for Tessa Thompson's bubble ponytail to completely change it. At a special screening of her upcoming live-action Lady and the Tramp film on Oct. 22, the actor debuted one of the most elevated versions of a ponytail yet — and it's something you can actually recreate at home in under ten minutes. (Which means it's absolutely perfect for any last-minute holiday parties that magically pop up on your calendar in the months to come.)
Paired with a vintage-inspired Spring/Summer 2020 Loewe ensemble and Tiffany & Co. jewelry, Thompson's slicked-back ponytail was interrupted by rows of velvety black ribbons, creating a dramatic bubble-like effect that tapered towards the end. The tails of the ribbons looked freshly snipped, and tied at various lengths into the style, too — giving the entire look even more of a storybook aesthetic.
The romantic ponytail came courtesy of celebrity hairstylist Lacy Redway (and one of The Zoe Report's 2019 Beauty Awards experts), who took to her personal Instagram to nudge her followers towards giving the look a whirl. "Unwrapping this little lady tonight for her #LadyandTheTramp screening," Redway shared in a post Oct. 23. "Update your ponytail with Ribbon details... it’s simple."
Celebrity makeup artist Jessica Smalls also shared on social media the breakdown for Thompson's sultry green smoky-eye, which added just a touch of additional red-carpet glamour to the star's outfit. For that, Smalls dipped into NARS' new Studio 54-inspired Inferno Eyeshadow Palette — opting for the glitzy neutral shades "Shame" and "Can You Feel It" — and topping it with a blended-out swipe of the brand's High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner in "Grafton Street."
Even better? Smalls also revealed Thompson wore a $13 lipstick to the screening: The Lip Bar's liquid matte lipstick "As If", a natural-looking shade of pink the makeup artist finished with the brand's "Minimalist" lip gloss.
That said, those looking to recreate the ponytail itself are in for a bit of extra DIY. However, if you'd rather skip snipping sections of velvet ribbon yourself, keep on scrolling — three similar alternatives (sans any need for scissors) are ahead.