The ponytail is back in a big way, with everyone from Rihanna to Kendall Jenner rocking one.
No longer just the perfect off-duty hairstyle, ponytails are now a red carpet favourite.
You can experiment with endless ponytail styles, depending on your mood and outfit – think high pony, low pony and even a side pony if you’re wearing something one shouldered.
So how to do a ponytail? Use a tailcomb for a precise scraped-back look or pull back with your fingers for a more effortless style.
If you’re going all-out with a glamorous outfit, a cool, relaxed pony will create some balance.
Pretty much any hair length can wear a pony too thanks to the amazing ponytail hairpieces you can find to fake it. Look to Rita Ora for inspiration. Clip-in ponytails are the instant shortcut to swishing a luxurious mane behind you.
Choose from a mid-length pony to uber-long but make sure you get a good colour match with your natural hair tone. For a seamless look, take a piece of hair from the false pony length and wrap around your hairband.
If you’d rather go au naturel but want to create volume, make a deep side parting and swoop your hair across your forehead to divert attention away from fine, wispy ends.
Use your ponytail to flatter your face shape. To achieve a ponytail to suit a square face choose a messy, textured look. Loose soft pieces around the front of your face will stop a defined jawline looking less severe.
To create a ponytail for a round face, the higher you go, the better. Emphasising height at the crown of your head balances out the roundness in cheeks.
More ponytail tricks? Create a slight bouffant at the front of your ponytail to create the illusion of height if you’re on the petite side.
Upgrade your favourite gym style with accessories if you want to seriously amp up your ponytail. Embellished hairpieces were all over the AW15 catwalks.
If you need any hairspiration, check out our favourite celeb ponytails to try at home…
Taking style cues from Beyonce et al, Kylie gave the super-high ponytail a go for Alexander Wang's AW16 NYFW show — and boy did she look fierce!
Pop princess Perrie shows us how to up our pony witht his stella style. We will be giving this one a go this weekend!
Rihanna's relaxed pony gets a prim and proper update with hair neatly wrapped around her tie. We're trying this at home for date nights.
Shay Mitchell keeps things simple with a defined centre parting and low ponytail to offset her busy print at the Teen Choice Awards. Her style also shows off those killer statement earrings.
Kendall balances out the high neckline of her dress with a mid-height, relaxed pony. Proof that you can seriously rock a ponytail on the red carpet.
Emily Ratajkowski plays down the opulent colour and sparkly of her red carpet dress with a low-key pony with body. She adds softness with loose pieces around the face.
Michelle Keegan just proved you don’t need a fancy updo to wow at a red carpet event. Hitting the British Heart Foundation ‘Roll Out The Red’ Ball, the soon-to-be Mrs Wright teamed her LBD with a simple side ponytail and we love it.
Think you can’t work a ponytail on the red carpet? Katie Holmes just proved you wrong with her incredible low pony at the Golden Globes. Gorgeous.
Rita Ora adds a twist to her statement high pony with neat braids for a slight warrior vibe. She looks ready to go to battle with her fellow judges.
Check out Emily Blunt's anti-gym ponytail. Perfect for accessorising her black dress, her red carpet pony is bouncy, full and perfectly pulled back at the front. Loose pieces at the sides soften the look.
Chrissy Teigen exaggerates her statement neckline by taking her hair back in an extreme ponytail. Steal Chrissy's hair look with a middle part and slicked back sides.
Chloe Grace Moretz's party at the most glamorous event of the year is all about extremes. It's super-straight and sleek with a minimalist black hair tie at the nape of the neck.
Model off-duty alert. We're taking inspiration from supermodel Karlie Kloss's swishy mid-length pony. It's relaxed with some natural movement.