Gillian Jacobs' Side-Swept Ponytail
For a glamorous update on a classic ponytail, flatness is your friend. Part your hair at the middle of your opposite eyebrow, sweep it over your forehead, and blowdry it to be as smooth and flat as possible. For a contrast of volume, tease just the crown with paddle brush. Then gather hair into a ponytail and secure with an elastic band. “For a sophisticated nighttime look, wrap a strand of your hair around the elastic and bobby-pin to camouflage it,” says Gillian Jacobs'
stylist Marcus Francis.
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