It would seem that simple styles can’t surprise sophisticated fashionistas. But they have an undeniable advantage – they are timeless and remain relevant for a long time. A similar situation is with the hairstyle ponytail on the side. It is loudly back in the fashion world, and is created in a matter of minutes without fear of being late for work, an important meeting or study. But this mundanity is deceptive, since there are many variations, lifehacks and taboos associated with its creation. Below we will talk about them and how to find the best option for the hairstyle.
History of the hairstyle side ponytail
In the ’80s every self-respecting girl had a head tourniquet on the side, complete with a comb, thick bright ribbons and colored pins. It was obligatory to roll bangs on curlers. World idols were Madonna and Cyndi Lauper, who were imitated by millions of teenage girls, making voluminous asymmetric styling.
The 80s were a time when acid colors, perms and hairspray abounded. But in the ’90s it was an era of minimalism and fringes began to recede into the background. They were replaced by reimagined hairstyles. The side ponytail remained trendy, but the hair on top of the head was smoothed out. Sometimes small “cocks” or strands falling out of the hairstyle were allowed. The latest fashion trend was the mischievous ponytail. The fashion for glittery hairpins and bobby pins still remained.
In the noughties, these trends suddenly disappeared from view for a decade. But in the 2010s they began to come back from oblivion. In the fall of 2015 the trend made its way to the catwalk, once again proving that everything new is well forgotten old. At the show of Christian Dior collection, all models went on the runway with low ponytails on the side. Fashion observers concluded that the designers were inspired by the 80-90 years.
From red carpets and haute couture shows, the trend has made its way to street fashion. Fashionistas succumb to this nostalgic fashion wave, doing a similar hairstyle to refresh the style, adding to it femininity, youthful freshness and chic.
Who it suits
This style is versatile and suitable for any skin tone and hair shade, for different face shapes. The hairstyle combines with all styles of clothing: formal, sporty, casual and evening, and is performed on straight and curly strands. There are many ways to create it, which is why it is so versatile. To make the image look organic, choose the appropriate option, taking into account different factors.
For round-faced girls, stylists advise using a casual high ponytail. You can visually elongate the face. But it is not necessary to flatten the hair near the top, so you will create the illusion of “moon face”. It is recommended to give a small volume to the style and leave a few strands untucked.
For those who have a triangular shape, a medium-high ponytail is a good choice. It should be fixed in the middle of the nape of the neck. This style will help to visually narrow the forehead, and oblique bangs can highlight the chin, balancing the proportions of the face.
Women with square cheekbones are not recommended to wear a ponytail – it will emphasize them, making the look rude. Low braided curls and a couple of loose strands will soften your features. Wavy hair and graduated bangs will complete the effect.
The oval face is considered the benchmark. Those who are lucky enough to have it, can wear any asymmetric styling. What type of weave to choose is a matter of taste.
Girls with the face type “rhombus” have a narrow forehead and wide cheekbones. To balance the proportions will help volume on the crown. Make a small comb and gather in a ponytail of medium height.
The technique for creating a classic hairstyle
The creation of such a style does not require complex skills, expensive means and tools. All you need is a brush, a comb, an elastic band and a hair dryer. It can be easily repeated at home. It will suit the owners of long straight silky hair, emphasize the refined neck and cheekbones. Such a variant is created as follows:
Divide the hair horizontally into the back and a smaller front part at the nape of the neck.
On the strands in the front a small comb is made at the roots.
Curl the curls at the back and gather them in a ponytail.
Lower the front strand into a ponytail, flipping it to the side, leaving a couple of thin loose strands near the face.