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The Personalised Pony as seen at Marissa Webb FW16

What does your perfect pony look like? TRESemmé knows that the perfect ponytail is a personal thing, so lead stylist Jeanie Syfu created sleek, Personalized Ponies for Marissa Webb AW16 at New York Fashion Week. 


These severe, side-part ponytails were worn close to the head for a polished, almost androgynous look that contrasted beautifully with the feminine florals, ruffles and delicate fabrics shown on the runway. At the back, it’s the little details that make these ponytails unique. Our team of stylists looped low buns through the elastics at the top of the ponies to give this classic style an interesting twist. 


Elegant and chic, with lots of glassy shine, this ultra-groomed but strikingly simple look echoed the girly meets utilitarian feel of the Marissa Webb AW16 collection, where khaki, leather and tweed gave dreamy pastels, soft fur and cosy knits a more masculine edge. Strong lips and eye make-up also helped to toughen up the overall look, with the sleek ponytails and dramatic side partings packing a real style punch. 


On the street, the ponytail is the ultimate pull-back-and-go hairstyle, and TRESemmé Ambassador Jeanie Syfu showed TRESemmé Style Setters reporter Louise Roe how to work this fall 2016 hair trend. You’ll need a blow dryer, teaser comb, flat bristle brush, an elastic, and hair accessories of choice to achieve this look. Here’s how: 


Step 1:
Work a scoop of TRESemmé Extra Hold Mousse through damp hair, then use the end of a teaser comb to create a neat, deep side part. 


Step 2: Use a flat bristle brush to blow dry your hair flat to the head, creating a smooth, sleek look. 


Step 3: Brush the hair back and gather at the nape of the neck with an elastic. Try to keep the hair as flat to the head as possible for a slick, polished finish. 


Step 4: Smooth  along the parting and hairline to add extra drama and a mirror shine to your hair. For a more wearable everyday version of the Personalized Pony, you can skip this step for a more matte, natural look – but we love the drama this creates for after-dark. 


Step 5: Set the hair with the TRESemmé Firm Hold Styling Hairspray, which gives all day humidity resistance to control your style and keep every hair in place.  


Step 6: Now it’s time to get creative and personalize your ponytail! Jeanie Syfu chose lengths of metallic leather to add interest to Louise’s street style pony, while the models on the Marissa Webb runway wore little looped buns.  


Make this style your own by putting a unique twist on this classic look – you could add a ribbon for a ladylike effect, or even add multiple hairbands to create a bobble ponytail for a truly modern outcome. Whatever you choose, this strong, sleek hairstyle will leave you looking and feeling polished and powerful.


  • Styling Firm Hold Hairspray