How to Master the Messy Ponytail

Tracy Reese Fall 2012 runway hair

Once known as a quick fix, messy ponytails are anything but a last-minute resort these days. Sported on the red carpet and the runway, this carefree 'do has achieved supreme status. Whether you're wearing a simple T-shirt and denim cut-offs or a couture ensemble, the undone pony will give your style rock star edge and a ton of personality.

Thankfully, you don't have to be a hair guru to master this laid-back sexy style. In fact, it only takes 4 simple steps and about 5 minutes to perfect. And remember, unwashed hair will give you that needed texture and further hold, so be sure to keep your locks dirty but clean by investing in some quality dry shampoo. 

Tracy Reese Fall 2012, image: IMAXtree