The ponytail is arguably the most functional hairstyle of all time—from it we can fashion almost every updo, braid, or half-up ‘do imaginable. Yet it often comes in second place when competing against habit-forming hair-down looks. Today’s busy girl bosses, though, are putting the ponytail first while reinventing the style to fit their colorful lifestyles. For proof that the ponytail is a star-player, click through the gallery ahead to see VIP (very important ponytails) from major influencers.
Sleek and Straight
Sporty and flirty, Negin's sleek high ponytail is so Spice Girls material.
Effortless and Low
Happily Grey's Mary Lee proves that an undone low ponytail can still look front row-ready with a ribbon.
A simple, wavy ponytail and side bangs look the travel-chic part on Belen.