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Celebrity ponytails: A-list hairstyles

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The best thing about ponytails is that they just keep on giving.

Worn high they can be polished and pretty, and styled low they deliver smart and chic tresses in an instant.

Celebrity ponytails come in all shapes and sizes from Lauren Conrad's dip dye job to Eva Longoria's fancy tousled look, so who better than the A-listers to give us a lesson in pony training?

We've rounded up some of the best celebrity ponytails and got chatting to Colin Greaney, International Creative Director at Mahogany Hairdressing, to get his verdict on the best ponytail hairstyles out there.

First up is ponytail princess Jessica Alba.

"This is definitely a smart choice for days when you have to go straight from work to an evening event. Apply a smoothing product like OSiS+ Session Label Silk Shine Cream and use your hands and a light spritz of hairspray to smooth any flyaways. You can also apply some hair oil to add some sheen to a low side ponytail."

Updated by Lareese Craig

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