Ponytails on the runway. This is new? How so? Well, Prada puts them off to the side, sleek on top and cascading down, often with bejeweled or otherwise embellished clips and barrettes. Supermodel Bella Hadid (younger sister of supermodel Gigi Hadid, covergirl for W's September issue) sported a strict and severely parted down the middle ponytail, pulled low at the nape of the neck, wrapped with a lock of hair, then flat-ironed and sprayed with a silky shine at the Samsung launch of its ultra-stylish Galaxy S6 edge + red carpet launch. Eugene Souleiman did ponytails for Giambattista
Valli Couture’s F/W 2015-16 show, coppery reds, platinum blondes, mahogany brunettes highlighted the style. Souleiman did not follow the slick and sleek ponytail look, but instead used Wella's Dry Me dry shampoo to add volume and texture, bringing the hair straight back on the sides with the fingers (no smoothness, please), gathering it at the middle of the back of the head and spraying it with colored washes. Dior glamour girl Rihanna, as well as Beyonce and other synthetic hair-addicted beauties went more for the I Dream of Jeannie effect, but with Rapunzel-like lengths. The ponytail is eternal.