Wow — what a snowy Fashion Week it has been, and today it concludes. A few days ago my hairstylist and friend Leon Howell was telling me about his NYFW experience. He’s a Redken Artist, and he was on the styling team for the Dion Lee show (model pictured here, bottom right). He described the style he was asked to execute as a low ponytail with a center part, and the hair just slightly messy in the front. Hearing this sparked my curiosity: are low ponytails the next emerging trend? Could they replace the ever so addictive and popular topknot?? I did some hunting around to check out the hairstyles at other shows…and low and behold, the ponytail appeared again and again. Trend spotting! Whether slicked back and pulled tightly or mussed and loose, parted in the middle or on the side, low ponys were everywhere on the runways this week.
The nice thing about this trend is that it’s super easy to style on your own if you’re working with the right products. Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray, Rene Furterer Glossing Spray and PHYTO Phytolaque Soie Light Hold Hairspray are great options for finishing, and were used in various looks above. If your hair is very limp and you’d like to add some texture, try Redken Pillow Proof Blowdry Two-Day Extender & Oil Absorbing Dry Shampoo. This was used in the image on the top right (Victoria Beckham’s show).
Are you ready to drop the sloppy bun for the low pony? Let me know!
Clockwise from top left: Hugo Boss (Redken; photo credit Greg Kessler); Victoria Beckham (Redken; photo credit Giovanni Giannoni); Dion Lee (Redken; photo credit George Chinsee); Reem Acra (René Furterer; photo credit John M. Craig); Derek Lam (PHYTO; photo credit Kyle Ericksen)