1. Cara Delevingne at the Annual Serpentine Summer Party, 2014
Delevigne’s sleek, high-ponytail with her bold brows made for a signature look. Her bright eyes certainly pierced through. In addition, Delevigne’s make-up was subtle and pink which was ideal with this dramatic ‘do that could have been severe. The soft texture of her blonde locks also contributed to this classic summer look.
2. Olivia Newton John/ Sandra Dee in “Grease”, 1959
Although Sandra Dee’s ponytail could have been seen as too sweet within the movie’s context, it managed to delight audiences. The ponytail was girlish yet exhibited her Australian, surfer persona as well.
3. Jessica Alba at the Environmental Media Awards, 2012
Jessica Alba’s low, side ponytail worked incredibly well with her hair’s texture and in framing her face. Her hair is slick and shiny which shows off her desirable color. Also, the extreme side part that was used perfectly balanced the braid tucked in the back of her head.
4. Angelina Jolie in “Tomb Raider,” 2001
Angelina’s ponytail-braid in this film made her costume recognizable and sexy. The updo is edgy and makes Angelina look like she’s ready for anything, at any time.
5. Brigitte Bardot, 1954
Brigitte Bardot will forever be remembered for her ability to inject sex appeal into any facet of fashion and/or style. Her hair is no exception. Although her messy, bedhead locks are often recalled, her up-dos were also noteworthy. Her ponytail managed to be pretty and sensual all at once.
6. Barbie, 1959
When Barbie was first released in 1959 it was inevitable that she would become a fashion icon for girls all over the country. Her pouffed, flipped ponytail would set the ponytail trend for women as the 60s approached.
7. Gwen Stefani in her “Cool” music video, 2004
Gwen Stefani has had so many stunning fashion looks that its hard to pick out just one. As with most styles, the singer excels at working the high ponytail with her peroxide blonde hair. In this music video her ponytail is extremely intricate and sophisticated.