How to Style a Ponytail Like Gigi Hadid

Updated 11/19/16
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Gigi Hadid does many things well—slays runways, maintains an enviable squad, shuts down body-shamers, and most importantly, rocks a ponytail like no other. Whether it’s for a black-tie affair or a stroll through NYC, Gigi Hadid's hair is always on-point. This supermodel can almost always be spotted rocking a pulled-back pony that seems to perfectly complement her outfit and/or makeup, no matter the occasion. So, the next time you’re heading to the gym, going on a date, or heading to a formal affair and you don’t know what to do with your hair, just ask yourself, What would Gigi do?

Keep scrolling for endless ponytail inspiration from one of our favorite top models!

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High and Tousled

A high ponytail with loose wavy ends was a casual complement to Hadid’s colorful, formfitting minidress. To re-create that beachy texture, spray the ends of your ponytail with Bumble and Bumble’s Cityswept Finish ($30), tousle, and go.

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Slicked Back and Perky

Keeping it casual while walking around New York City, Hadid chose a high pony—one part slicked back, one part tousled.

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Low and Loose

This fall, take a cue from Hadid’s book by taking a loose, low ponytail and tucking it into your chunky sweater—chic in seconds.

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Softly Curled Ponytail

When rocking a LBD on the red carpet, the model went full-on glamour girl with her beauty look, wearing a black cat eye and bright red lips. But in true Gigi form, she added a loosely curled pony to keep the look from looking too stiff. Start with a root-lifting spray (we like Garnier’s Hi-Rise Lift Root-Booster, $8) to add body, and use a large-barrel curling iron to add the curls.

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The Model-Off-Duty Ponytail

The key to making your low, barely-staying-in ponytail look as cool-girl as Hadid’s is the perfectly straight middle part. Line a fine-tooth comb up with the center of your nose to find your center part.

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Side-Parted, Sideswept Low Pony

To accentuate an off-the-shoulder dress and gorgeous drop earrings, Hadid rocked a tight, low ponytail and carried the ends over her shoulder for an effortless yet stylish statement.

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The Top-of-Head Ponytail

It doesn't get any higher than this. Anyone else getting Pebbles Flintstone vibes? We definitely are, and we definitely like it. To add a little polish, be sure to wrap the base of your ponytail with a piece of hair.

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The Sleekest of Sleek High Ponytails

This look makes us want to flatiron our hair immediately. To try it, grab your favorite smoothing serum to prep your strands, a boar-bristle to smooth back your hair—bump free—and a can of hair spray and a toothbrush to tame any flyways.

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Super-Slick Center Part

Clean and simple—a slicked-back, center-parted pony is the perfect day-to-night hairstyle (just add lipstick).

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High and Messy

Embrace your baby hairs—Gigi Hadid does. Make your messy ponytail even messier by pulling out a few wispy pieces and, yes, your baby hairs.

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Smooth, Deep-Side-Parted Ponytail

This slicked-back ponytail–and–smoky eye combination might be our favorite look of them all. The best way to get your ponytail to stay in place like Hadid’s perfect ’do? Try the classic John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum ($8) for an ideal smooth finish.

What is your favorite Gigi Hadid hair moment? Sound off in the comments below!

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