We thought we'd covered practically every updo in the book a few weeks ago. However, turns out there's one more to add to the list, and it comes straight from the '80s. We're talking about the side ponytail--but before you shudder and point to this or this, wait a second, because the hairstyle just got a seriously chic update. The look comes courtesy of French actress Marion Cotillard, who sported a sleek low side ponytail this weekend at the Marrakech International Film Festival. With a deep side part and slick, shiny strands, it's cool enough to become a wintertime staple. So save the Clarissa Explains It All hair homage for your next theme party, and see how to recreate Cotillard's version below.
The annoying thing about drying your hair is the fact that it always takes forever--that is, when we don't use this dryer. Built with a high airflow, it heats up to 250 degrees and dries hair in just a few minutes. But while it might not mess around, power-wise, thanks to its ceramic body and smoothing finish.
SHINE IT: Redken Glass Smoothing Serum- $20
Work this lightweight serum through your dry hair from roots to ends, and brush smooth.
SECURE IT: Bumble and Bumble Spray De Mode- $15
Make a deep on one side of your head, then take a comb (or brush) and secure your hair slightly off-center at the nape of your neck. Make sure the style stays in place with a mist of this shine-enhancing hairspray.