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How to Master the Perfect Low Ponytail

How to Master the Perfect Low Ponytail
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Ponytails may just be the easiest hairstyle around, with the style's history providing us with plenty of inspiration for switching up the look, from Brigitte Bardot’s bouffant version, to Ali MacGraw’s pared-down style with a slick center part, to Jennifer Lopez’s loose, wavy tail. Messy summer ponies have recently made the transition to sleek, low-slung versions for the fall, like Cobie Smulders’s grown-up, minimalist ’do (above). No matter your hair type or face shape, it’s surprisingly easy to master the look. Just follow this insider advice from Executive Editor Amy Synnott.

PHOTOS: You Can Do: The Low Ponytail

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