The ponytail is one of the simplest hairstyles to create. It is therefore, sometimes wrongly, considered to be a quick, hassle free look. This is why many women prefer to give their ponytail a touch of personality to stand out from the crowd, much like the styles spotted on the Cédric Charlier runway. What better time to compare each hairstyle and find out which ponytail version comes out top? The cuffed ponytail.
Models on the Cédric Charlier catwalk wore their ponytails in a rather unconventional style, far from the original. Rather than securing their ponytails with a classic hair tie, leather cuffs were used to add some flair; a great way to update the low, sleek ponytail style
. This original accessory gave the classic version a complete style overhaul. The classic ponytail.
On the J.W Anderson runway, ponytails were simple and rather minimal. Apart from the height difference, they were almost identical to Cedric Charlier’s modern version. Here, the ponytail was secured using a classic hair tie
which was discreet and in a dark colour. This style is both practical for day-to-day wear and simple to create each morning before heading out to work. Our verdict.
Although the classic ponytail can sometimes appear mundane and run-of –the-mill, the cuffed ponytail isn’t for everyone either. To create the look spotted on the Cédric Charlier catwalk, try creating a more subtle, pared-back version and lose the leather accessories which will prevent your style looking too try-hard. J.W Anderson’s ponytails will work on just about any hair type and style. For a daywear look, opt for the classic ponytail and try out the cuffed version for a sophisticated night out with friends. © Pixelformula/ Cédric Charlier prêt-à-porter runway and J.W Anderson prêt-à-porter runway, Spring-Summer 2014 © Jean Louis David