From the daily archives: "Sunday, March 18, 2012"

The ponytail is a simple technique any woman can use to change her style day-to day or day to night. And once you’re comfortable with basic ponytails, there is a host of options that give hairstyles more variety. From pairing ponies with bangs to avant-garde ponytail ideas to matching them to waves and curls, these are our top tips for creating more variation in daytime, nighttime, or party time looks…

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Styling hair into a sleek and sophisticated ponytail is the best place to start doing updos. It’s a great way to vary hairstyle, and it’s simple and easy-to-do. As a general rule, low ponytails are best for casual, free and easy daytime looks. (They should sit below the nape of the neck.) A high ponytail is more of a nighttime look. It gives lots of lift and drama, and emphasizes cheekbones, making you look polished and refined. (Keep it on or above the occipital bone.) With the weekend here, wear the low pony to brunch with the girls, and the high pony to give you date night wow factor. However you wear it, our style notes tell you how to make perfect ponies…

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