Beauty Trend: The Fashionable Ponytail

Not just for exuberant cheerleaders anymore, the ponytail has become a chic option for red carpet looks and runway shows showing off haute couture designs.

Teased, braided, slicked and twisted into an artistic creation, there are endless ways to wear the look.

It’s a great way to keep your long hair off your back in the summer, but we also are seeing the trend continue on for Fall 2010.

Whether you go with an 80’s inspiration with a side ponytail, an exaggerated ponytail that only Rapunzel can pull off, or a slicked back look for a serious corporate lady, the ponytail has never been so grown up, or versatile.

Check out the following runway looks to use as inspiration this next season.

Paired with smoky eyes and colorful clothes, Lacoste’s teased ponytail is a sexy 80’s inspired look (left).  Sleek, clean, and pulled back with style, this ponytail compliments a tailored collection by Max Azria (right).

A 50’s style fashion look needs a perfect little ponytail shown at Louis Vuitton (left). Teased extensions twisted into a low ponytail at Michael Kors give his classic American attire an edgy European twist (right).

You might want to keep those hair friendly rubber bands on hand for another season, since the ponytail won’t be going anywhere for a while.