Ralph Lauren ponytail

Photo: Matt Lever for Redken

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The Effect: Smooth, Glossy, Ultra-Elegant
At Ralph Lauren, hairstylist Guido Palau combed a styling lotion (Redken Satinwear 02 Prepping Blow-Dry Lotion, $17; Redken.com for salons) through the models' hair before blow-drying it straight. He raked their hair into a low-ish pony (about an inch above the nape of the neck) and secured it with an elastic band. He then wrapped a one-inch piece of hair around the elastic, pinning it underneath the base of the pony. (Really want to draw oohs and aahs? Braid that small piece of hair before you secure it around the elastic.)