The Hottest Updos, Braids & Ponytails for Summer!

It's steamy out so you want to get your hair off your neck. But a plain old pony won't do. Instead, impress your friends (and turn guys' heads too) with these star-tested dos

  • THE PERFECT LOW PONY photo | Queen Latifah

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Updated: Thursday Aug 02, 2012 | 06:00 AM EDT By: Alex Apatoff


Queen Latifah's soft, romantic ponytail only looks like it took a lot of effort. It's actually surprisingly easy to recreate: twist the sides of hair back and pin them into place, then make a ponytail and cover the elastic with a section from underneath. Have a few minutes to spare? Curl the ends.