'Do du Jour: The Ponytail Makes a Comeback

ESSENCE.COM Jan, 06, 2010

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We were never any good at algebra, but here’s one equation we understand: pompadour plus high ponytail equals Ciara gorgeousness.

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Thandie Newton gives her ponytail an artfully disheveled edge by backcombing the front section of her hair.

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At Milan Fashion Week, Chanel Iman hit Ermanno Scervino’s Spring 2010 runway with a chic, slightly mussed low ponytail.

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Lil Mama added some funk to her perky pony with four skinny cornrows on both sides.

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Kimora Lee Simmons dressed up her long, pin-straight pony with an uber-dramatic bun.

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At a recent fashion event, supermodel Jourdan Dunn paired her casual-chic, simple ponytail with clean makeup and a sweet smile.

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Tyra Banks’ full, eyelash-grazing fringe adds some balance to her dram high ponytail.

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Holly Robinson Peete keeps it simple with a smoothed-back ponytail and sun-kissed skin.

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Elise Neal pairs her low pony with a long, bone-straight bangs for a versatile look that works from the red carpet to the mall.

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Janet Jackson wraps a small section of her hair around the elastic for a polished, refined look.

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Video vixen Melyssa Ford sweeps her intricate cornrows into a low, twisted ponytail.

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Melody Thornton’s tightly swept-back pony brilliantly showcases her dazzling eyes.

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Keke Palmer’s heavy, side-swooping bang gives her casual ponytail a chic, dress feel.

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A deep center part gives Toni Braxton’s flatironed pony an upscale touch.

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