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Hair Do: The "Pinned-Down" Ponytail

A dead-easy ponytail variation that doesn't look like you're just popping into Walmart.
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chignon-ponytail_Prabal Gurung_Spring 2011

I admit it. I'm not at all creative when it comes to styling my hair. In fact, I can't remember the last time I blowdried it myself (thank God for Blo's multiple locations, and Blown at Hair on the Avenue). Not that I can't -- I used to do the hour+ blowdry/flatiron all the time. It's just that these days, if I have time to spare, doing my hair isn't how I want to spend it. *shrug*

That said, I'm rather liking the idea of the ponytail variation that lovely Herbal Essences celeb-stylist-guy Charles Baker Strahan demonstrates in the video below. He calls it the "pinned-down ponytail;" it's a barrette-finished chignon/ponytail combo similar to the look hairstylist Odile Gilbert did for Prabal Gurung Spring 2011 (top photo).

Marc by Marc Jacobs_Spring 2012 hair_by Guido Palau

And it's what Guido Palau did for Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 (above).

I might try it. Or I might request it at a salon post-blowout. Either way, what do you think? Have you tried it with those Goody metal barrettes?

Goody hair accessories are available at Walmart, Loblaws, Jean Coutu and London Drugs.