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2012: The Year of the Fancy Ponytail! See How These 3 Celebs Wear It

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Ponytails aren’t just good for volleyball practice anymore, guys. Some of our fave celebrities were spotted with the classic look at last week’s Golden Globes, but fancified. They reminded us that a ponytail is golden when you have a dress or a top you want to show off. So grab some hair elastics, bobby pins and hair spray because ponytails are going to be huge this spring!

Oh, and then make sure to check out our fave hair looks of the night, plus tips on how to snag the look at home:

Rooney Mara proves that even short hair can pull off a fancy pony! Her ‘do was all about the hair part and slicked-back look. By far the easiest of the herd, it’s easy to copy with a hefty dose of hair spray.

Give it a try:
1. Start with straight hair. Part your hair with a comb above the middle of an eyebrow. (If you normally part your hair down the middle, experiment with which side you like to part your hair on first.)
2. Brush your hair back into a low, tight ponytail a few inches above the nape of your neck.
3. Secure your ponytail with a hair elastic that matches your hair color. Pull it tight and finish it off with hairspray. (Keep loose bangs in line with bobby pins that also match your hair color.)

Sarah Michelle Gellar isn’t afraid of a super high pony and we have the picture to prove it. If you have long hair and not much time, this is the style for you.

Give it a try:
It’s easier to get this volume when your hair is dirty. Don’t wash your hair that day and use a little bit of dry shampoo if your roots look oily.
1. Brush back your hair into a high pony where the crown ends. (Just high enough to see the top of your ponytail from the front.) Secure it with a hair elastic.
2. Take a small section of hair from the underneath your ponytail and wrap it around the hair elastic. Then secure it with a bobby pin underneath the ponytail and push it into the base to hide it.

Nicole Richie stepped out with the most complicated ponytail on the red carpet. It was all bangs and volume up top from the front with twists and turns on the sides. This ‘do isn’t for the faint of heart! But i’s gorg and totally doable! (Prom, anyone?)

Give it a try:
This hairstyle is also easier to create with dirty hair. Don’t wash your hair that day and use a little bit of dry shampoo if your roots look oily.
1. Section off the hair around your crown and tease it with a comb. Clip it aside for now.
2. Brush your remaining hair on the sides and in the back into a ponytail. Secure it with a hair elastic.
3. Pull one side of the crown section around the side of your head and wrap it around the base of the ponytail. Secure it with a bobby pin and push it into the base. Do the same with the other side.
4. Smooth back what’s left of the teased crown section over the ponytail to hide the wrapped base. Secure it with bobby pins.

Think you’ll be rockin’ a fancy pony for prom (or ever)? Which of these three ponytails is your fave? Tell us below!

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