REPORT BY JESS HOGAN
“The lower the ponytail, the longer the length,” said hairstylist Liam Curran backstage at KTZ. Sure, it’s an obvious statement, but it’s this low-profile pony that is playing with the proportions of hair silhouettes this season.
What had started to pick up momentum in New York (did you note the crimson-dipped ponies at Alexander Wang?) is a style that goes beyond the sporty-schoolgirl stereotype and is, instead, firmly asserted as a fashion staple, proving its worth as the only option to accompany the strong shoulder shapes and consistent presence of hats on the catwalk. Plus, it’s democratic – anyone can have a go.
So whether it’s ‘kissing’ the hair lightly with tongs for tousled texture, as seen at Zoë Jordan (right), or pulling out the entire front section for a wispy, witchy effect, as at KTZ, there is one detail that applies: wear it low. Real low.