There’s this sad and sort of shameful stigma about the ponytail being a bad hairstyle. No one says it explicitly, but it’s always implied in many ways. On a good day it’s preppy and neat, on a bad day it’s plain and lazy. In most cases it’s only seen as a save for a bad hair day. Well, we’re here to bust that myth in a true Mythbusters fashion. With examples and experiments.
First lets remind ourselves why we should love the ponytail.
1. It gets the hair out of your face. Which is already an amazing achievement.
No matter what you’re going for, be it a glamorous evening out with a full face of makeup or a day at the office. You might think “It sounds ok for work but surely a ponytail isn’t fabulous enough for an evening out?” Well, let me prove you wrong. There are many different kinds of ponytails: messy, sleek, curly, straight, braided, knotted, sideswept, 60’s inspired… There are so many styles to choose from and make it work for you. Still not convinced?
Well, think about your evening makeup, all that lipgloss, making your lips sparkle and shine and looking fabulous…but oh, what’s that? A traitorous gust of wind and you end up with a facefull of hair, sticking to that fabulous lipgloss, smearing it all over your face as you desperately try to get your hair out of your mouth and not end up looking like the Joker. Yeah, don’t you wish you opted for an updo? But don’t worry, a ponytail will save the day!