The Hairstyle Hack That Completely Transforms Your Face

Celebs are using this hairstyle to achieve an instant facelift, now you can too!

The cast of Suicide Squad have been red hot on our radar this week. The press tour leading up to the release of the film has given us the perfect opportunity to admire some red carpet fashion, scribble down some beauty inspo and (obviously) girl crush over Margot and Cara.

When we weren’t swooning over all of the above, our attention was captured by Cara’s changing face.

Yes, you read that right.

Cara flaunted a game changing hairstyle that literally transformed the shape of her face.

The scraped back, high ponytail is a celeb favourite and we can see why. The style is famous for instantly snatching your face, lifting your features (brows, eyes and cheeks are covered) and smoothing out the forehead. It’s basically a facelift in a hairstyle.

Read more… Beauty Slang Explained

Celebs can’t get enough of the style and the transformation that comes with it, with many famous faces such as Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin and Beyonce working the look.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock (5669093lc) Hailey Baldwin The Metropolitan Museum of Art's COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York, America - 02 May 2016

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock (5669093lc)
Hailey Baldwin
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York, America – 02 May 2016


Mandatory Credit: Photo by Dave Allocca/StarPix/REX/Shutterstock (5627068t) Beyonce Knowles TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC event, New York, America - 20 Oct 2015 TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by Htc

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Dave Allocca/StarPix/REX/Shutterstock (5627068t)
Beyonce Knowles
TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC event, New York, America – 20 Oct 2015
TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by Htc


Mandatory Credit: Photo by Buckner/WWD/REX/Shutterstock (5669037ta) Kendall Jenner Jewelry Detail The Metropolitan Museum of Art's COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York, America - 02 May 2016

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Buckner/WWD/REX/Shutterstock (5669037ta)
Kendall Jenner Jewelry Detail
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York, America – 02 May 2016

We can absolutely see why the slicked back high ponytail is such a go to, as it ticks all our hairstyle ‘must have’ boxes.

Appropriate with second or third day hair? Quick to execute in the mornings but still glamorous at night? Flattering on your facial features?

Yes, yes and yes. There’s no denying this hairstyle hack DELIVERS.

One thing to definitely remember is that consistent use of this tight style can cause loss of hair over time, so wear in moderation!

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Baron/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock (4448800fg) Christina Aguilera 87th Academy Awards, Oscars, Vanity Fair After Party, Los Angeles, America - 22 Feb 2015

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Baron/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock (4448800fg)
Christina Aguilera
87th Academy Awards, Oscars, Vanity Fair After Party, Los Angeles, America – 22 Feb 2015

How To Get The Look

STEP 1

Tip your head upside down and gather your hair into a high ponytail.

STEP 2

Use a brush to smooth out the sides of your hair, ensuring that there are no lumps or bumps then secure with a hairband.

STEP 3

Hide the band by wrapping a section of hair around your hairband and secure with a pin.

STEP 4

Have the ends of your hair curly or straight, it’s up to you!

STEP 5

Smooth down your hair using hairspray or gel to get the super slicked back look.

TOP TIP… Spray some hairspray onto a spoolie brush and use to neatly tame fly aways.

By Catherine Delves