By Jennifer Velez
Jul 22, 2014 @ 6:10 pm

Looking to switch up your summer hair routine? Feast your eyes on the super-sleek ponytail Kate Hudson flaunted on last night's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The slicked-back style is an easy way to take the casual hair staple to new heights for a night out—and will give your warm-weather outfits a cool and sophisticated touch.

While the star amped up the drama with clip-in extensions, you can achieve a similar style using just the real thing. To get the look, start with clean, straight hair, and follow the natural line of your cheekbone when brushing back your strands—just be careful not to pull too tight as it can lead to breakage. For extra polish, wrap a section of hair around the base of the ponytail and secure it with a bobby pin. Lastly, glide a toothbrush doused with hairspray along the hairline to tame flyaways.

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