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Beach Bunny Reinvents the Ponytail at Miami Swim Week

We’ve got contributing editor Natalie Alcala on speed-dial. Not only does the LA-based writer and blogger know the best places to score an unforgettable braid, she’s also discovered the secret to perfect skin from Hollywood’s elite. Every week, she’ll be cluing us in to the latest in West Coast fashion, beauty, and fun.

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While there were tons of stellar shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim this year, (Wildfox was definitely a crowd-pleaser), nothing holds a candle to the beauty spotted at Beach Bunny.

TRESemmé and super-stylist Tyler Laswell helped the Cali swimwear label bring even more heat to the sizzling city by debuting the fauxhawk French braid of my dreams.

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The Perfectly Approachable Ponytail at Rachel Roy Spring 2013

At yesterday’s Rachel Roy presentation, celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson was on hand to talk about the perfect wearable ponytail he had created. “The position of the ponytail was the most important. We didn’t want it to be too high because the high ponytail tends to be a little too cheerleader, and the low ponytail can be too sophisticated. So we wanted something that sits in the middle of the head.”

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Victoria Beckham Kisses David Beckham While Wearing Awesome Ponytail

Photo: huffingtonpost.com

While scoping the web for the best in beauty news, one of our editors came across this adorable video of Victoria and David Beckham kissing at an L.A. Lakers game. Now, aside from the fact that it’s fun to see Posh and Becks getting caught on the stila sponsored kiss cam, I was actually entranced by Victoria’s gorgeous ponytail. She gave the go-to look a simple, interesting twist that I’ve never tried before. Click through to see the video and find out how to get her look!

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The Perfect Way to Dress Up Your Drab Pony

Try as I might to do amazing things with my hair every day (I actually love to experiment—check out my messy side-swept updo video tutorial here), most days I just slick my hair back into a ponytail. In the Birchbox world, boring hair is tantamount to just not caring enough, so I was thrilled when I stumbled across these Free People ponytail cuffs. So cute, so chic, and so freaking easy! My favorite is definitely the Navajo design, but the stingray print is also very sophisticated and pretty. 

How do you dress up your pony? Have you ever used a ponytail cuff?

—Meredith

If you’re looking for an even dressier pony, check out our party pony video tutorial

Best Celebrity Ponytails of 2011 — Vote for Your Favorite!

One of my favorite things to see on the red carpet is a really chic ponytail. Because unlike complicated chignons or intimidating side-swept updos, ponytails are beautiful in their simplicity. From tightly pulled back to messy-sexy, ponytails are easy to replicate. This past year, celebs sported plenty sassy ponies and I’ve rounded up the best. Which one is your favorte? Vote in the poll below!

Photo: Stylist

When I saw this photo of Olivia Wilde back in August at the Berlin premiere of her movie, Cowboys and Aliens, I was mesmerized. As far as I know, this is the first time a celeb has sectioned off a pony like this with elastics (for a red carpet event anyway). Given how great the look is, I don’t think it will be the last. I especially liked the sci-fi feel of the style, which was very fitting given the film’s premise.

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