How low can you go?

Saturday 16 February 2013

Beauty

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MORGAN O’DONOVAN
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.

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