There are myriad approaches that can be taken when styling hair for summer that do not involve clippers. True story, in fact the June 2014 issue of Allure enlists Maybelline face Marloes Horst to provide shining examples of laid-back ponytails. Hair stylist Peter Gray turns the traditional ponytail on its head by create three distinctive looks that will keep summer from being anything but staid. Marloes for her part seems to agree and provides ample evidence that blondes have even more fun wearing ponytails. So, pony up, follow these simple steps, and get ready for summer.

Credits include: Publication, Allure June 2014; Title, “Pony Up”; Photography, Regan Cameron; Styling, Siobhan Bonnouvrier; Hair, Peter Gray; Makeup, Wendy Rowe; Manicure, Tatyana Molot.

Marloes Horst | Allure June 2014 (Photography: Regan Cameron)

Marloes Horst | Allure June 2014 (Photography: Regan Cameron)