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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Tousled

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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Side-Parted

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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Center-Parted

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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