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This sleek updo looks glamorous and is actually very easy to put together. It's the ideal hairstyle if you want to make a normal ponytail appear more exciting. If you have long hair, you might want to think about wearing this style with a strapless top, because of the way the ponytail rests on the shoulder, complementing the angle of the jaw and collarbones. But it would look equally as striking in a formal shirt, pull backed and dropping down the back instead of over the side.

Creating this look requires non flyaway hair with sufficient volume, so you should really add some volume mousse before styling. Leaving a section at the front, pull your hair into a semi-tight ponytail, then use the remaining section to create some subtle lift at the front, with the end wrapped and tucked around the base of the ponytail to hide the elastic.