Ponytails are pretty standard, really. Usually we're just haphazardly throwing our hair up in the practical 'do when we need to get it up and out of the way.
While that "messy hair, don't care" attitude works for the gym and other off-duty occasions, it does nothing in the way of doing your look justice. New York Fashion Week, however, painted a different picture with sleek, low-slung styles being accented with simple accouterments: roped black ribbon (as seen at Suno) and blue-hued leather straps (on the runway at Reed Krakoff).
For an easy-to-follow tutorial on how to get a ponytail worthy of showing off, watch Aveda master stylist Jon Reyman work his magic!