Beauty Hair Celebrity Hairstyles Sleek Side Ponytails to Try By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Instagram Twitter InStyle's mantra is "Everybody's in," and that means anyone who finds their way to our stories should find themselves reflected in them. We prioritize bringing the right writer to every story and sometimes collaborate as a team to ensure we're including points of view across race, gender expression, body size, skin and hair type, and more. Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. For more about our team, click here. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on August 12, 2015 @ 12:06PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic August 2007 01 of 04 Taking Sides Jen Lowery/Startraks When the temperature goes up, so does hair. But this season the ponytail has taken a stylish detour. 02 of 04 Taking Sides Jen Lowery/Startraks "Celebrities are wearing ponytails to the side because itlooks playful and sexy," says Rosario Dawson?s stylist Luca Blandi. 03 of 04 Taking Sides Patrick Riviere/Getty The style is perfect for summer because it offers all the benefits of a regular ponytail-hair off the face, easy to do yourself. 04 of 04 Taking Sides Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic One bonus of the side ponytail: "It's a softer and more flattering look," says Blandi.