The ponytail: Australia's answer to getting hair off our necks on particularly hot days. The only problem? It ain't so glam. Barney Martin — Pantene expert hairstylist and owner of Sydney's Barney Martin Hairdressing salon, — has heard your (our) cries for a change this party season — and we need only look to the red carpet. Remember Blake Lively's tri-ponytail at the Met Gala? And what about Diane Kruger's messy side offering? To read Barney's how-tos and breath life into your ponytail, click through.
It's Spring and we are excited. The sun is shining and the products are getting equally as bright, as brands release their warm weather offerings. There's an essential skincare set from Chanel, perfect red lipstick from Elizabeth Arden and a new, more mature fragrance from our girl Taylor Swift. But that's not nearly it, click through.
"It's like donating a piece of yourself that can grow back — it's beautiful symbolically and literally," Zooey tells POPSUGAR Australia Beauty. "If you're looking to try a new style, this is the time! It's such a wonderful and nice thing you can do for someone."
Since launch, the program has seen 5000 ponytails snipped off in the name of charity, creating hundreds of real hair wigs for women who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment. After having the snip, Zooey's hair advice is as simple as the donation process.
"Get a haircut that suits your face and keep your hair healthy, it'll be easier to style." This coming from the woman with the most sought-after fringe in the world. . . "I had to fight for years to have [my fringe.] I always like having a fringe but I'd get complaints when I'd shoot movies because they don't love it for lighting. It sometimes casts a shadow.
"For years people asked me to put it to the side but I kind of persevered because I liked the way it looked and now no one asks me! Now people know that's my thing, I don't have to fight it any more. It's nice to have something for people to identify you by," she says.
Zooey cuts her fringe every two to three weeks (her hair grows extremely fast!), and is tended to by Shelley Ryan — her hairdresser for New Girl. And because it's Zooey's hair we cut out and take to the hairdresser when we're in need of a new style, we thought it only fair we ask who her hair obsession is.
"Growing up I loved Audrey Hepburn," Zooey says. "[And] Linda Ronstadt in the '70s had pretty awesome hair. Anna Karina and Brigitte Bardot, too."
If you'd like to give back by donating your ponytail, visit Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
- Aveda Invati Exfoliating Shampoo and Invati Thickening Conditioner
- Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine 72H Shampoo and Conditioner for Thick, Dry and Frizzy Hair
- Pantene Pro V Beautiful Lengths Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner
- Shu Uemura Art of Hair Full Shimmer Shampoo and Conditioner
- Tresemmé Split Remedy Split End Shampoo and Conditioner
Editor's Pick: Tresemmé Split Remedy Split End Shampoo & Conditioner. "You really can't beat the value of this shampoo and conditioner. It leaves my hair silky smooth but not weighed-down, and I definitely noticed a difference to the look of my split ends. I finished with the range's Sealing Serum which I think makes all the difference when it comes to haircare. Everything needs to work together!" — Alison, POPSUGAR Australia health and beauty editor
Which one gets your vote? Don't forget to make your clicks count in all the POPSUGAR Australia Beauty Awards categories!
The funny girl with the enviable locks, Zooey Deschanel, will be joining Pantene's Australia and New Zealand ambassadors — beauty expert Zoe Foster-Blake and hairstylist Barney Martin — to help promote the brand's Beautiful Lengths campaign. The New Girl (and her signature bangs) has been helping to support female cancer sufferers in the US since late last year, through the scheme that provides real-hair wigs and advice to women battling the disease.
"I am so excited to be part of the Pantene family in Australia and New Zealand. I am really into hair and I love experimenting with different styles. Being a 'Pantene girl' has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid. It is really amazing to be representing the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Collection; the products are fantastic and Pantene also supports the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program which is a wonderful cause," she says.
Running all year and alongside Pantene’s National Donate Your Hair Week in November, we couldn't be more excited to have Zooey on board in Oz for such an inspiring cause. Three cheers for Zooey!
If you ask a beauty team what shampoo they use, chances are it'll be a different one each week! But we all have firm favourites we go back to in times of need, and that's really what this week's editors' picks is all about. The hair on the heads of the POPSUGAR team is pretty diverse — from thin and straight to thick and unruly. We're also very aware of the chill in the air, and that means dry hair. Yep, it's also treatment time! Find our top picks for strand cleansing inside.
One celebrity who knows her beauty stuff is Zooey Deschanel. The "adorkable" star isn't only a brand ambassador for Pantene, but in part due to her work in theatre as a child, she is quite skilled in makeup, too. We sat down with Zooey and discussed her must-have beauty tool, her New Girl wardrobe malfunctions, and which beauty product she would choose to never wear again. You'll be surprised. We were!
In town to spread the good word about Pantene's Beautiful Lengths program, Naomi Watts was literally glowing when I walked into the room to interview her. Some might say it was the lighting, but up close, she's very beautiful. Her skin is luminous and smooth (more on that later), and her hair is the perfect shade of blonde. Celeb hair guru Renya Xydis was there too
After starring in Friends and Cougar Town, Courteney Cox has stepped into a different kind of role: the face of the Pantene Expert Collection. The line of anti-aging hair products will hit stores this November in the US, along with a new ad campaign featuring Courteney. Find out her one makeup obsession, her post-acting career plans, and the products that fill her vanity when you keep reading