The votes are in! Beyonce's elegant updo wins our title of "most wedding-worthy hairstyle." And it's not hard to see why. Whether you're walking down the aisle or simply attending a social event this season, a polished ponytail can be the finishing touch to (virtually) any ensemble.
Suave Celebrity Stylist Luke O’Connor gives us the insiders' guide to achieving this look:
Step One: Start Dry
Start with dry hair. Lightly mist the top and sides of head with water before applying Suave Extra Hold Gel (also to the top and sides only). Avoid getting the gel into the pony itself, which is to remain dry to curl with a 1-inch diameter curling iron.
Step Two: Pony Up
After applying the gel and slicking the hair hack into a low ponytail, carve out a small section of hair at the side of the elastic to wrap around the base to conceal the band. Secure with a bobby pin.
Step Three: Curl, Curl, Curl
Using a 1-inch diameter curling iron, split the pony into 4 sections. Spiral curl each section to create a loose, wavy curl. Finish with Suave Professionals Extra Hold Hairspray.
They key to this style is detail. Make sure the smooth, slicked back top and sides are flawless. It should be incredibly neat, with not one loose hair or fly away. If the pony itself needs some polishing after curling, use a small amount of gel to define the wave or curl before finishing with Extra Hold Hairspray.