No more excuses for simply pulling your hair back. Fall's crop of modified ponies gives us easy tweaks to take your tail from pony to stallion. Stylist's favorite was spotted at J. Mendel, where Odile Gilbert created a crazy combination of ponytail and chignon. "From the front, the sides and the back it looks like different styles," Gilbert noted. Gilbert worked Barex Italiana Gum Gum through the hair, then gave it a deep side part and rounded it back like she was making a high chignon, but secured it as a ponytail instead. Gilbert then looped a string in the hair near the nape of the neck and used it to secure the bottom of the ponytail. She finished the look with a spritz of Barex Italiana Gloss Hair Spray, to get the hair extra smooth and shiny.
The hair bun is the ultimate safe style but fall's crop of buns are anything but. Using intricate twists and adornments galore, the bumming-around bun has become the glamorous style du jour. At Max Azria (wonder bun on the left), hair stylist Laurent Philippon created a tousled, twisted bun. "I wanted the hair to look tight but nothing too slick and finished," he said. "I wanted it to look very organic." At Carolina Herrera (wonder bun on the right), Orlando Pita created ornately pinned buns -- studded with copper roses - to juxtapose the high collars shown on the runway. Dry conditioner was worked through the hair, which was pulled - not slicked - back.