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Gone are the days when ponytails were a childish up-do, or indicative of a ‘can’t be bothered’ day. The hairstyle has matured and is bang on trend this summer. Whether it’s slicked back in a low ponytail or bound in an updo, this hair trend is a great way to take an everyday look up a notch.

These are some of our favourite pony styles, and tips for how to rock yours when you get round to it! (We know you will)

If you have a round face, you want to go for the sleek back option a la Gabrielle Union to accentuate your facial features

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For the long faced gals, a sleek back look might be a bit harsh on your facial structure, so a softer look might work better! Rihanna’s pineapple pony here is perfect example

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A deep side part swoop will add a dressed up feel to your look, and also a great alternative to the fringe, for the forehead gals! Kerry Washington sports the perfect side part ponytail.

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Though you may not love the idea of a ponytail extension, when they are done right they can be a fun way to switch up your look. Add a braid like Beyonce for even more umph

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