The strongest hair trend this season, the ponytail, is thankfully also one of the most user-friendly. Because as long as you keep hair looking glossy and groomed, how you wear your pony is up to you.
But consider this. If your face is heart-shaped or round go for the high and might pony (as seen at Jason Wu, Krizia and Chanel) which will give height at the crown. For perfect positioning draw a line with your fingers from the jaw line towards the back of your head - where your fingers meet is where your pony should sit.
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If you have a more narrow face, go for the low slung style. This, the more understated option, is also the most forgiving choice if you are not blessed with lots of hair, as it gives the appearance of a much thicker head of hair.
The Ponytail Essentials:
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The Secret: Proclaim Super Stretch Rubber Bands Clear, £1.99, www.sallyexpress.com. The clue's in the name, but these snag-free, clear elastic bands are found in all the professional kits backstage to keep a pony quietly in check.
The Must Have: Mason Pearson Brush, available at Liberty London, www.liberty.co.uk. This iconic hairbrush suits any head of hair and according to the professionals is your smoothing, glossing and grooming essential.