Ponytails at the recent Ralph Lauren collections

We love a pony, especially for its ease when styling, and the chic look it instantly gives any outfit.

Back stage at the recent Ralph Lauren collections in New York Redken global styling director Guido wanted to complement the decadence of the “From Russia with Love” collections, full of fur and velvet with a sleek (not totally perfect) ponytail. “This style is luxurious, but it has a little ease and softness to it. It’s very true to the Ralph Lauren idea of a woman, the American idea of a classic beauty,” said Guido.

How too:

First Guido sprayed Redken satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion, $36 into damp hair to create a smooth blow dry.

He then raked fingers through to “rough up” the look slightly to give it “ease” before attaching in a low ponytail and wrapping a small section of hair around the elastic.