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August 16, 2012

The History of the Ponytail

As temperatures rise, so does my desire to pull my hair into a ponytail. For decades, women have been relying on this classic, simple updo. Many hairstyles come and go, but the ponytail stands the test of time.


Sandra Dee, 1960s


Audrey Hepburn, 1950s


Cher, 1970s


Madonna, 1980s


Sarah Jessica Parker, 1990s


Jennifer Lopez, 2004


Gwen Stefani, 2005


Blake Lively, 2009


Drew Barrymore, 2009


Lady Gaga, 2011

images via Harper's Bazaar


5 comments

Christina said...

Awesome! I wear a ponytail more often than I'd like to admit.

MiMi said...

I'm wearing one right now!

Julia P F said...

Every. Single. Day.

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

I'd like to happily admit that I've only worn a pony to work TWICE within the last 3 weeks... GO ME! GO ME! GO ME! Hahahaha!!

Tina L. Hook said...

Thank you for this. This makes me feel less guilty about my I-give-up pony tail.