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Fellow Bevellonians, I have a confession: I secretly love the side ponytail.

I know, most people say they look ridiculous and consider them a serious faux pas in normal social situations — but hear me out. I was only alive for 1.5 years during the ’80s (aka when the side pony had it’s heydey) and unfortunately, one-year-olds pretty much have no hair so my options were limited. And I can’t help but feel deprived in missing out on this trend.

We almost had a side ponytail comeback a few years ago, and every once in a while you’ll see a celebrity donning a glammed-up version on the red carpet.Β  But as far as day-to-day wear goes, you just don’t see them anymore. And I really don’t know why not.

I mean, lets think about it for a second.Β  Normal ponytails don’t exactly make a girl feel attractive, do they? All of your hair is pretty much swept off your face and knotted up behind your head. But we wear them because they’re so convenient when there’s just no time to style.

The side ponytail, though, adds more finesse to an ensemble than a regular ponytail, but is just as quick and convenient. Sure, your hair is up, but it’s also brought to the front and can (for those with longer hair) fall in front of your shoulder quite nicely.

Now, don’t get me wrong — the side ponytail can certainly go horribly wrong. I present to you exhibits A and B:


Exhibit A

I can appreciate JLo’s effort, but this side ponytail is a bit too high and a bit to…on the side. InStyle says side ponytails work best lower, nearer to the nape of your neck.


Exhibit B

Yeah, I don’t really know what’s going on here. Again, higher side ponytails just don’t look right. Also, a rule of thumb: the more natural they look, the better. No need to use a can of hairspray to hold everything in place.

Now, let’s see it done right:


Molly Sims

That’s more like it. Instyle also suggests blow-drying your hair upside down and scrunching it before you put it in a side ponytail to give it this thick, tousled look.


Nichole Kidman

Or you can smooth it out and dress it up like Nichole Kidman!

True, it’s hard to predict now what the hairstyling trends will be this for summer.
But when I need a quick ‘do, I know what I’ll be rockin’.


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