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Who says ponytails have to be plain? Shailene Woodley, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, and Diane Lane walked the 2012 SAG Awards red carpet last night in elegant, pretty pulled-back styles. Woodley and Lane opted for effortless low looks, while Mays and Vergara wore retro-inspired 'dos with added volume at the crown. Ponytails are a carefree alternative to the traditional updo. To get the look, start with hair that has been blow-dried smooth, and fasten with an elastic. If you're worried your hair will fall flat, give strands a blast of dry shampoo or volumizing spray at the root to create extra lift.

Plus, see what everyone wore to the SAG Awards in the gallery!