The high ponytail Demi Lovato wore to host the Teen Choice Awards had some high-fashion inspiration—straight off the runway of Jason Wu’s fall 2012 show. While Lovato’s avant-garde style is suited for the red carpet (and for showing off extensions), you can recreate the look in a more everyday version by shortening the length of the pony wrap. To start, use the natural line of your cheekbone as a guide when sweeping straight, glossy strands back. If in doubt, aim higher. Tie off the style with an elastic, then wrap a black bandeau headband around the ponytail to create the same effect (try L.Erickson’s style for $16 at franceluxe.com). But be sure not to secure hair too tightly—a super-taut pony stresses hair follicles, which can lead to breakage.
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