The New Ponytail

Ponytails are like trousers – apart from height and width, there’s very little variation that can be brought to the table. Unless you place them in the hands of hair maestro Guido Palau.

At the Dior Spring15 Couture show, Palau reinvented the pony, by looping it and adding another section using D-rings and hair extensions.

Quick off the draw (pun intended), Melbourne-based New Zealand illustrator Kelly Thompson created the image ‘Drawing, Dioring’, and posted it to her blog and Instagram, writing: “Just when I cut my hair off Dior comes along and creates a ponytail to shake the cobwebs off all ponytails, possibly the most talked about ponytail of all time don’t you think?”

The good thing here is this is one catwalk style that’s easily achievable at home (unless you want to replicate Palau’s precision backcombing and side partings). Just grab yourself some smoothing lotion, hair spray, a few hair extensions and D-rings, and that on-trend LOB will be instantly and elegantly elongated.

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Kiwi Colourist Takes Home Prize

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New Zealand hairdresser Keegan Nelson has just been awarded a prestigious prize for the creation of this stunning hair style.

The Davines World Style Contest has been running for 10 years, and Nelson was the winner of the Best Colour at this year’s competition, held in London last night.

The style beautifully captures key trends currently emerging for hair: shots of candy colour, asymmetric cuts and sharp outlines, while keeping an original style aesthetic that’s fresh and above all, covetable.

22-year-old Nelson works in the Common Thread salon in Pukekohe, Auckland.

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