Celebrating women's hair at its most dramatic
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Ponytails are more typically noted for their convenience than for any visual style appeal, but aside from being the fastest way of getting long hair up & away from the neck and ears during the heat of summer, out of the face on a windy day, they can show a certain carefree prettiness and femininity.
Braids may serve just the same purpose and, although lacking the same ease and simplicity, they can also otherwise suggest a greater effort and creativity – whether worn simply, or decoratively.
As this gallery evinces, even when long and healthy hair is worn back in either a braid or ponytail, the wonderful thing is how its length, beauty, texture and vitality remain clearly distinct.