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Ace the season's polished ponytail with these top tips and tricks:
When fall's dramatic side-part begins to bore, mix things up with a center-parted updo. It's less formal and universally flattering.
Rake It Right
Create a lustrious, frizz-free finish by brushing your hair back with a traditional boar-bristle brush.
Wrap the Band
Finish your look by covering the elastic with hair from the underside of your ponytail, then simply secure with a bobbypin.
Laminate Your Locks
Set your crown with a fine mist of hairspray (to prevent fuzzies), then coat your ends with a lightweight, high-shine product like Shu Uemura Essence Absolue ($65, ShuUemuraArtofHair-usa.com.)