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3 Ways to Fancy Up Your Basic Ponytail

We know, we know. An ornate ponytail? But for real, the trend of the upgraded pony is all over fashion and celebrity gossip mags alike. We’re totally digging it. With a few textural tricks, see how we turned your regular old gym ‘do into three chic, sophisticated styles. We promise none of these will make you look like you just back from a run ;)

As always, the key to getting your hair ready to go is a little backcombing action. Back comb the roots all over your head by taking a back combing brush or comb to thin sections. Use a Lightweight Hair Spray to reinforce the texture and give you more volume.

Knot It Up

This is all about a casual, simple, faux unkempt look.

1. Tie hair back in a low pony and separate into two sections.

2. Tie those two sections into a knot. Yep. Just like you’d tie a piece of string.

3. Then tie another knot! Double it up.

4. Secure with an elastic. That’s it!

Cross N’ Wrap

This look can go “boho festival fab” or “little black dress delightful” depending on if you leave your hair wavy or straighten it out.

1. Part your hair in the center, or slightly to the side.

2. Separate hair into three sections. Section off the left side at a slight diagonal and the right side straight down just behind your ear.

3. Take the right section and cross it over just underneath the left section. Secure with bobby pins.

4. Split the left section into two pieces and lay the inner section onto the base of your neck.

5. Take the outer left section and cross it over to the right side, pinning it in place and leaving a little section of the hair that was on the base of your neck out to wrap around the pony.

6. Gather the hair that is down and wrap the section you left out around it. Secure with a bobby pin.

7. Done!

Chain It Up

Channel your inner Jasmine with this smooth, modern ‘do.

1. Use KMS Free Shape Hot Flex Styling Cream to help prep your hair to make it easier to comb your back in a clean, bump-free finish.

2. Comb hair into a tight, high ponytail and smooth down flyaway hairs with TIGI Bed Head Hair Stick.

3. Secure the ponytail with an elastic.

4. Wrap a piece of hair around the elastic to hide it.

5. Take an existing chain necklace and attach to your ponytail! Use bobby pins to attach at various lengths to create this dramatic look.

6. Secure each pin to each side of the ponytail, creating a lovely draped look.

How do you take your basic ponytail up a notch? Talk to us in the comments below.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)