When it comes to hot weather hairstyles, the go-to answer is always a ponytail -- and for good reason! The easy-breezy look is both functional (you hair is off your neck and forehead, helping you cool off!) and wildly adorable. This summer, the look du jour is the ultra-high, super-dramatic 'I Dream of Jeannie' pony. To do: sweep your hair into an elastic at the tippy-top of your head (if your strands are short, attach a fall). For a chic finishing touch, wrap a piece of hair around the elastic. Voila! Instant summertime sexiness.
At the BET Awards, Mary J. Blige turned heads in this golden pony with full bangs.
Sanaa Lathan flaunts her almond shaped eyes with this tightly pulled-back ponytail.
Naomi Campbell accessorizes her pony with an ornate, bejeweled hairpiece — very ooh-la-la!
Wrap it Up
Sephora Ponytail Wrap ($9 each, sephora.com) gives the illusion of having wrapped your hair around the base of your pony! The wraps come in Blonde, Light Brown, Medium Brown, Brown and Black.
Katerina Graham’s severe ponytail is a look that manages to be high-drama and classic, at the same time.
Half n' Half
Gabrielle Union adds her own twist to the look by sweeping only the top half of her hair up into a pony. So fierce!
Keep it Tight
Melody Thornton’s tightly swept-back pony brilliantly showcases her dazzling eyes.
Create a fierce pony with Her Cut Ponytail Styling Lotion ($11, amazon.com). The styler smooths flyaways and provides all-day-long control — genius.
Queen Latifah rocked a high, sleek ponytail at a Net-a-Porter event in London.
Eve’s high ponytail with side-swept bangs is at once super-touch and ultra-feminine.
Ashanti looks like a schoolgirl with clean makeup and a simple, sleek, copper-streaked pony. Love!
Goody Ouchless Hair Elastics ($2.99, drugstore.com) creates flawless ponytails, without pulling your hair out. Perfect for kiddies, too!
It’s easy to see why this ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ pony is one of the trendiest ’dos of the summer. It’s a fabulous high-low look that works for any event, at any time of the day.
Lyndsey Scott strutted down Jeremy Scott’s catwalk rocking dramatic slashes of black eye liner, and the top half of her tresses swept up in an ultra-high pony.
Dania Ramirez updates the ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ pony by tucking her ends under, creating a sexy, sophisticated bun.
Now you’ll never lose your hair elastics! Keep them all in one place with Fabulous Finds’ absolutely genius Hair Tie Ball ($3.50, kaboodle.com).
Tyra Banks pairs her sky-high pony with eyelash-grazing bangs.
Janet Jackson wraps a small section of her hair around the elastic for a polished, refined look.
Jada Pinkett Smith rocked this sleek, perky style on a visit to Germany.
L. Erickson Bon Voyage Pony Holders ($18, amazon.com) come with knitted beads and a matching elastic — so cute with a plain white tee and jeans.