Cannes Hair Trend: The Ponytail

The Cannes Film Festival has been happening for a few days now and a trend is quickly emerging; the ponytail. Marion Cotillard, Diane Kruger, Freida Pinto and Beth Ditto have all been seen wearing ponytails to Cannes events. While this hairstyle is hardly new, it’s found a place on the red carpet despite usually being reserved for lazy hair days and that got us to thinking about what goes in to creating a perfect red carpet ready ponytail.

If you want a great ponytail, you need clean hair. Use your favorite shampoo and conditioner, and then blow dry your hair straight. The straighter your hair at the beginning the sleeker the end result will be. The trend on the Cannes carpet has been high ponytails, so lift your hair high atop your head and secure with an elastic. It’s best if you do this while you tilt your head back, that way you get all those baby hairs on the back of your head. Secure it with some light hairspray. If you’re going for a perfectly sleek ponytail, you can apply some leave in conditioners which will keep the pesky fly aways from appearing, but the ladies of the Cannes red carpet seem all be opting for a more messy high ponytail.

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