The long and short of it is, we are all embracing the return of the ponytail. There’s no excuse for bad hair days with this swishing style. Whether worn high or low, wavy or straight – it’s a summer style staple.

Team EW have got on board and so should you.

Hair Guru Guido Palau gives some tips on how to create the perfect ponytail in four steps:

Step 1:

Rake a dollop of volumising mousse or gel through damp hair, then blow-dry with a round brush.

Step 2:

Gather your hair back so there’s no part and secure it in a ponytail right below the little bump in the centre of the back of your head.

Step 3:

Take a small section of hair from the underside of the ponytail, wrap it around the base so it covers the elastic, and pin the ends under the tail.

Step 4: 

Rub a pea-sized drop of serum between your palms, then smooth them over the front of your hair, from the hairline back to calm fly away strands and add a healthy-looking sheen.

The look on the runway:

NARS-Alexander-Wang-SS13-beauty-1Sleek and sophisticated backstage at Alexander Wang S/S13

ppq-details-spring-summer-2013-lfw24High and mighty on the runway at PPQ S/S13


Side swept and a little bouffant at Marc Jacobs

If you haven’t already, it’s high time you joined the pony club!

Images: bobbyglam, lipstickand luxury, fashionising