Pretty Smart: Mastering the Ponytail

Pretty Smart: Mastering the Ponytail

John Barrett Salon stylist Halli Bivona's easy steps

A ponytail-related vocabulary list:

A finlike bump that refuses to stay down.

peach fuzz
Tiny, persistent flyaways.

Hair near the neck that escapes the elastic.

Get more meaningful definition at John Barrett Salon’s new Ponytail Bar, the go-to for sleek, effortless versions of the updo.

There’s a big difference between what we throw together pregym and Gwyneth Paltrow’s flawless coiffure. Stylist Halli Bivona proves it by showing us how to master the classic pony. Her steps are easy to follow and require few tools.

Words can’t express our happiness.

John Barrett Salon, at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Avenue, at 58th Street, ninth floor (212-872-2700 or johnbarrett.com). Want to keep watching? Learn to cut your own bangs, get just-out-of-the-ocean curls, or nail an easy updo for short hair.