Soft and Low—The low ponytail looks best when it's a little loose and romantic. Starting with a volumizing gel or texturizing spray, blow dry the hair straight and create a center part. Keep volume at the crown for a little bit of a '60s vibe, and pull the hair back into a low ponytail at the nape. Wrap a piece of hair around the elastic and secure underneath with a bobby pin. If you're starting with dry hair, tap some volumizing powder or spray dry shampoo into the roots at the crown, then pull hair back into a low pony.
Clockwise, from top left: Valentino fall '11 image courtesy of Redken; John Frieda Luxurious Volume Anytime Refresher, $5.99, available at Target; Redken Velvet Gelatine 07 cushioning blow-dry gel, $17, visit Redken for salon locations; Pedro Lourenco fall '11 image courtesy of Redken; Blax Hair Elastics, $3.50, available at Beauty Habit.