A dramatic, high ponytail is a great nighttime look. Sleek and sophisticated, it is the best place to start anytime you want to wear an updo as it is easy to do, and can easily transition into a more complex style, like a twist or a bun. Shailene’s example is more red carpet than cheerleader because those sleek and shiny strands look so polished. For similar streamlined elegance, run a straightening iron through hair before pulling into a pony.
Step: Blast dry while pushing hair towards the back with hands.
Step: Smooth tresses with a straightening iron.
Step: Sleek back and gather hair into high ponytail and tie with bungee or elastic.