THE BIG SWING : PONYTAILS AGAIN TURN HEADS WITH DECIDEDLY '90S BLEND OF INNOCENCE AND SEDUCTION.Byline: Barbara De Witt De Witt, uninc. town (1990 pop. 8,244), Onondaga co., central N.Y., a residential suburb of Syracuse. Daily News Staff Writer
Ponytails are swingin' again.
That bouncy hairstyle of the '50s and '60s is no longer for bobbysoxers and Barbie dolls.
Hotter than Jennifer Aniston's fringe or Josie Bisset's boy-cut, ponytails began swaying down the runways of Paris and New York New York, state, United States
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On the big screen, ``Twister'' star Helen Hunt Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an Emmy-, Golden Globe- and Academy Award-winning American actress, perhaps most widely known for her role in the television sitcom Mad About You. occasionally sports a casual pony, as does Holly Hunter Holly Hunter (born March 20, 1958) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. Biography
Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, the daughter of Opal Marguerite (née Catledge), a housewife, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a farmer and sporting-goods in ``Copycat,'' while Stephanie Romanov Stephanie Romanov (born January 24 1969) is a model and actress, best known for playing Lilah Morgan on Angel.
She first began modeling in Europe and was discovered at 15 by Elite Modeling agent John Casablancas. has the bird's-nest style in the new comedy ``Spy Hard.''
Then turn on the tube, and you'll see Candice Bergen Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning American actress and former fashion model, known primarily for her roles in sitcoms and television. has slicked her tresses into a ponytail for her latest Sprint commercial, and ``Grace Under Fire'' star Brett Butler Brett Butler can refer to different people:
``It's the newest entry in the never-ending cycle of retro fashions, yet it's very modern,'' said Mary Hickey, artistic consultant for Redken hair products. ``And, unlike other styles, it's both innocent and seductive.''
Sandra Dee and Audrey Hepburn created wholesome images in the '50s with their short ponytails and bangs, while Barbara Eden's braid-wrapped pony in ``I Dream of Jeannie'' was saucy sauc·y
adj. sauc·i·er, sauc·i·est
a. Impertinent or disrespectful.
b. Impertinent in an entertaining way; impossible to repress or control.
2. by contrast, Hickey said.
By the '60s, ponytails had sex appeal, showing up on screen sirens like Elizabeth Taylor, Ann-Margret and Jane Fonda. Then, as they were almost forgotten in hair heaven, Madonna revived the pony's seductive charm on her 1990 ``Blond Ambition'' tour.
Stylist-to-the-stars Jimmy Encao says there are several ways to swing this summer and fall.
The ponytail can be worn with a center part, side part or combed straight back. Wisps on the side can soften the look, and a strand of hair wrapped around the band gives it simple elegance.
For that Barbie doll or nightclub look, Encao suggests teasing your hair into a high ponytail and securing it with an elastic. Then twist a small section of your hair into a pin curl to serve as an anchor for an obviously fake hair extension in pink or purple. Blend the colored piece with your own hair and then wrap the new ponytail with a long strand of hair and pin in place with bobby pins that match your natural hair color.
To give the the classic ponytail a '90s look, Redken's spokeswoman suggests smoothing super-straight hair back away from the face with a mixture of Redken's Glass Smoothing Complex and Details Conditioning Styling Complex.
If you've got a ``Friends'' 'do that's too short for a traditional ponytail, go for the short and spiky style favored by the trend-setting Sebastian International hair product company in Woodland Hills.
``We see the ponytail as tousled, raw and rough, like a bird's nest,'' said Sebastian's artistic director, Terah Weeks. To achieve it, gather dry hair at the nape of the neck, twist it upward, and then snap on a barrette. ``Let it be free wherever it moves and then rough it up with Laminates hair spray on your fingers, twisting and teasing to expose the texture,'' said Weeks who suggests adding temporary color on the ends, such as amber or deep plum, to enhance the fashion statement.
According to Encao, the low ponytail of the '80s is passe pas·sé
1. No longer current or in fashion; out-of-date.
2. Past the prime; faded or aged.
[French, past participle of passer, to pass, from Old French; see , but there's a new variation that's more wispy wisp
1. A small bunch or bundle, as of straw, hair, or grass.
a. One that is thin, frail, or slight.
b. A thin or faint streak or fragment, as of smoke or clouds.
3. on the sides and poufy at the back. Instead of using an elastic, pull it together with a barrette and then give the hair at the top of the barrette a little pull to create a bubble effect. You also can give the tail a slight curl with a curling iron, but don't get carried away with perfection, he stresses. This year, do the pony with abandon.
Photo: (1--Color) The classic ponytail is modeled by Jen nifer Jacobsen of West Hills. Her hair color is Glorious Gold by Colorshines from Sebastian International, Woodland Hills. It's slicked into place with Laminates Concentrate Gel.
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(2--6) Riding high
Ponytails of fame, clockwise from top right: Madonna, from her 1990 ``Blond Ambition'' tour, Barbara Eden in the '60s TV sitcom ``I Dream of Jeannie For the episode of The Twilight zone, see .
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(7--9) The classic pony
Kathleen Turner, left, sports a little pony with bangs in the 1986 retro film ``Peggy Sue Got Married,'' Suzanne Somers wears two ponies in the 1980 TV sitcom ``Three's Company,'' and Elizabeth Taylor goes for the glam with a loose pony cascading with curls in the 1963 film ``The V.I.P.s.''