The One Hairstyle Celebrities Can't Stop Wearing This Summer (That's Also Super Easy to Do Yourself)

Never quite mastered the French braid? Rest assured, this summer’s chicest hairstyle is made for everyone—regardless of hair type or dexterity level. Just grab a hair tie and follow along as we applaud Hollywood’s favorite red carpet look right now: the low-slung pony.

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Tiny Tail

If this summer’s hottest hairstyle is a low pony, then the hottest haircut is inarguably a choppy bob. Saoirse here is making a case for both (and statement earrings, too, for that matter).

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Super Long

What are you going to do with all of that hair? Why, pull it back of course. (Bedazzled cocktail dresses are optional, but highly recommended.)

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Can we all just agree to retire the chignon for a while? A tousled ponytail with a few face-framing pieces can be every bit as pretty and it requires zero bobby pins.

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Hotter temps and humidity can create the perfect recipe for frizz. Thandie shows us that a sleek, side-parted pony can handle the heat.

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Same idea, but split your hair down the middle instead. Bonus: A center part elongates your face and makes it appear slimmer.

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High And Short, Or Long And Low

This duo is further proof that the ponytail trend is incredibly versatile. Got super-short strands? Slick it all back and wrap the ends (don’t be afraid to take it a bit higher than the nape of your neck). Have bombshell waves? Gather them as low as you can go.

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Loose And Undone

Or if you really want to live life on the edge, try securing just the bottom third of your pony like Olivia here. Note: This works best on wavy or textured hair.

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Jenny Jin is PureWow’s Beauty Director and is currently based in Los Angeles. Since beginning her journalism career at Real Simple magazine, she has become a human encyclopedia of...