There is a number of fashion classics that every girl needs to either own in her wardrobe or to be able to do them, even when under pressure: the little black dress, the leather jacket, the black pump heels, the smokey eye, the ballerina bun. One of the most minimalistic, yet versatile hairstyle classics is indeed the ponytail. Some of you may raise an eyebrow in surprise and ask: “Isn’t it only appropriate for a workout at the gym?” Actually, no. The sleek ponytail has become a stylish option for many formal events, nights out clubbing and even for the office. It is simple, easy to do and can save you time when you are in a hurry. It also makes you look pulled together and ready, when indeed you are a hot mess. The ponytail hairstyle can flatter your face shape if it is done right. You need to do it according to your own personal looks, so take a look at which correspond to which!
For a round face you need to pull up the ponytail as high as possible. The extra height will elongate your face and make it appear slimmer. If you are not a fan of the top-of-the-head ponytail, you can always go on a lower level, but tease your hair at the crown part for an extra lift. Sweep your bangs to the side and create a low side part in order to balance the extra volume.
For a square-shaped face you need to do a soft style to make the angles less “edgy” since this face shape is characterized by a wide jaw and broad forehead. The ponytail should be loose with some volume at the crown. Surround your angular face with bangs or wispy, face-framing locks of hair.
The oval face shape is maybe the one with the most balance in it: if you have it, you are lucky! You can experiment with whatever style of ponytail you want: high, low or side. A polished one is always a good idea. Simply pull your hair at the centre of the back of your head and tie it with an elastic band. Wrap the ends of your hair around a curling iron to create a slightly wavy effect. This will finish up the ponytail with a little creativity and swing. Apply some flexible hairspray to lock the look.
Last but not least, for a heart-shaped face you would like to do a hairstyle which will soften up your wide forehead and cheeks and the narrow chin. A neutral ponytail hairstyle is a perfect idea, so place it just below the crown of your head. If you sweep your bangs to the side, you will downplay the wide upper part of your face. A low side part can have the same effect too!
Do not hesitate to try a ponytail as soon as possible and you will not go wrong with it!