Topknots be gone! This year's biggest hair trend is a simple ponytail

Published Tuesday, Jan 29 2013, 20:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Zooey Deschanel wore one to the Golden Globes, Kate Bosworth rocked hers at her Big Sur film premiere last week and Modern Family star, Sarah Hyland worked one at the Screen Actor's Guild Awards...

Yes, it seems the humble ponytail has suddenly been given red carpet status!

Zooey Deschanel, 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, America - 13 Jan 2013

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No longer a style that says, 'can't be naffed to wash my hair,' ponytails are big news for spring/summer and these gorgeous girls are already showing us how to make them look super-glam.

With a clever bit of backcombing at the crown of your head, you can transform a ponytail from dull to dazzling in a matter of seconds.

And whether you wear it with a cute fringe like Zooey Deschanel (top), slightly tousled and centre-parted like Sarah Hyland (below left), or go sleek and side-parted like Kate Bosworth (below right), it's a look everyone can enjoy.

Now THAT's the kind of trend we want to see more often!

19th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium - ArrivalsFeaturing: Sarah Hyland
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 26 Jan 2013
Credit: Brian To/


Kate Bosworth, Big Sur film premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah, America - 23 Jan 2013

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If your locks are fine, invest in a hair doughnut to match the colour of your natural hair (available from, £4.69).

Squash it into a half-moon shape, then pin it underneath your hair at the crown of the head before backcombing the top layers and smoothing them over the top.

Next, scoop the rest of your hair back into a ponytail and tie it at the back of your head. Then, for a true red carpet finish, take a small section from the bottom of your ponytail, wrap this around your hairband and grip underneath.

What could be simpler?

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