The modern ponytail was defined by two factors: it was positioned low, hovering just at or below the nape, and ironed straight, which beautifully emphasized the length of the tail. From there, variations came into play. At Michael Kors
and Elie Saab, a wide hair band held strands in place while at Etro a black ribbon provided an elegant touch. Over at Akris
, strands were pulled forward to form a round silhouette that framed the face, and at Elie Saab locks were subtly tucked behind the ears. As for which style you think is most chic, take your pick.