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.
This looks starts with a head full of tousled waves. Use a medium-barrel curling iron and Serge Normant Meta Luxe Hairspray to get the beachy texture before you pull your hair back. "We loved the idea of sexy and messy as opposed to sleek, so we kept the top of her hair and her hairline on the 'messier' side," Collins said.
In order to keep the look disheveled, he pulled hair back loosely into a midheight ponytail, allowing the finger tracks to remain. Finally, he wrapped a section of hair around the elastic to hide it and secure with a few bobby pins underneath the ponytail. Since the look is about messy texture, you don't have to worry about it looking perfect, and that makes it all the easier to achieve.
Sadly, in last night's makeover episode of Australia's Next Top Model, we said goodbye to April and Brooke. But there's still 11 hopefuls in the running to be, well, on top. The makeover episode is of course one of our favourites during each cycle as the girls are transformed from ordinary to extraordinary, but some of them can come as a shock. A model's hair (along with her face and bod!) can mean lots of bookings or none — so it has to be just right! Tresemmé's Troy Thompson led the new hair directions, click through to see them and then vote on your favourite!
Start with towel-dried hair, and spray in a small amount of Kms California Playable Texture ($14.95). Tip head upside down, and rough dry until 90 percent dry. Part hair on the side and continue rough drying (securing your part line in place) until hair is completely dry. Dab a small amount of Schwarzkopf Extra Care Heidi’s Instant Volume Powder ($8.99) around the crown of your head. Massage fingers gently onto the scalp to create some volume, and then use a fine-tooth comb to smooth down any frizz. All that's left to do is pull hair back into a low ponytail!
Australia's Next Top Model is back for another fun, drama-filled season, this time with Aussie beauty Jennifer Hawkins sitting in the host seat. Following the success of Montana Cox's modelling career (she's walked for the likes of Chanel and Christian Dior), we're really excited to see who'll come out on top. We've got their pretty profile shots from episode one (along with their essential stats!), and ANTM hair director, Tresemmé's Troy Thompson, says the hair was meant to look super achievable.
"This episode, we were all about effortless, chic hair. We were shooting on Cockatoo Island in Sydney at a ridiculously early hour, and the creative brief for the photo shoot was a low, sweeping 60's pony. We wanted the hair to be understated but modern, what we created was a very simple and sleek ponytail, the perfect every day style," Troy says.
Click through to see this year's contestants, and then tell us who you think will win!
Mac Cosmetics' James Molloy wanted the models at Bless'ed Are The Meek to look straight out of the wilderness. He created an elongated brow using Chromacakes and gentle feathered strokes. The symmetrical, sleek ponytail is thanks to Alter Ego's Craig Smith, who worked designer Maria's Northern Territory inspiration into the look. First show, day four — let's do this.
The 2013 Autumn Winter Chloé show revealed softly romantic clothes with a sharp tailoring edge. The hair, created by Anthony Turner, counteracted the soft look, with a masculine shape that still looked natural. Simple boyish ponytails matched thick, strong brows filled-in with shadow. With no statement makeup look to speak of, the skin was flawless thanks to Mac Cosmetics Face and Body Foundation, the lips and nails mute. Click through.
Kristen Stewart traded in her signature tousled waves for an edgy side ponytail at the On the Road premiere over the weekend. The over-the-shoulder style featured slicked-back sides with a teased section at the crown, forming a pompadour silhouette. Frederic Fekkai's Adir Abergel created the androgynous look, which was inspired by her architectural Balenciaga number.
After applying the brand's Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel ($23.10) in Kristen's dry hair, Abergel roughed up her strands with his hands and backcombed the roots of the top section for volume and texture. Next, he pulled the hair into a side ponytail using the Nonchalant Piecing & Forming Wax to give it polish and workability. Kristen paired the modern style with a whole other makeup statement: red lips and red eye shadow. But you don't have to bare your midriff or wear matchy-matchy makeup to pull off this fun look.