Gathering hair into a low pony is simple, but you can make it look sophisticated and polished by creating a deep side part before securing your strands. “This feminizes and softens the look,” says Luigi Murenu, a hairstylist in New York City.
How to: (1) Sweep a defrizzing serum, like John Frieda Frizz-Ease Serum ($10 at drugstores), through wet hair, then blow-dry hair straight with a paddle brush. (2) Line up a comb with the arch of your eyebrow and make a part. (3) Secure hair in an elastic at the nape of your neck.