Even the simplest hairstyles deserve to be dressed up—so say the runways, where ponytails and three-strand plaits found themselves wrapped in a variety of interesting mediums. The good news: All you need is embroidery thread, leather chord or one of the other wrap stars to get the job done.
The untouched ponytail? Too boring, too basic, too déclassé for the savvy client. She wants more than a simple swinging pony—and, just her luck, the art of containment flourished on the runways, where lead hairstylists wrapped and wove tails with a range of mediums, from bandage-like fabric (at Les Copains) to curlicue telephone chords (at Staud). Perhaps the most alluring hair lasso, accessories designer Lorette Colé Duprat-forged lucite tubes that bent around strands to awesome effect at the Esteban Cortázar show, proved that a little something extra—even if see-through—elevates a modest style from blasé to incrediblé.
This story first appeared in the May issue of Beauty Launchpad magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
[Images: Courtesy of Rusk; Wella Professionals; Les Copains & Max Mara; Getty Images]