Pony tails are back

September 10, 2002

With the weather hotting up, you might be relieved to hear that the runways overseas sported hair up and away from the face. The ponytail in all its versions was on show. The messy, hastily raked back pony is an uncontrived version and very ?cool?. Hairstylist Jo, from Lily Jackson hair and make-up tells us how to achieve the messy ponytail. He says, ?Add mouse to towel-dried hair, roughly dry it to create texture and then pull it back.? Voila so simple. There are a thousand and one ways to cover the ponytail. We?ll take a look at three:For the super-straight pony: Blow dry your hair then smooth on Kiehl?s Extra Strength Gel, ($42.50). Go to www.meccacosmetica.com.au

For a textured take:spray John Frieda Ocean Waves, ($16.65) on damp hair, then twist sections, wait until it?s dry, loosen and pull into a just-woke-up-but-am-supermodel look.

For Accessories: Check out MiMCo?s great

range of hair cubes at David Jones and Grace Brothers nationally. Other hot hair pieces are Wicked Sista plastic baubles, ($6.95) (03 9568 5999) and Toxic plastic baubles, ($12) (03 9650 0075).From frump to vamp

Heading to a soiree straight from the office and don?t want to look like a dag? Don?t stress ? cause SheSaid has tried and tested the 4 products that will fix your look in minutes and turn you from acceptable office style to head turning glamour. Read on and get changed.

Prescriptives Brow Shaping Kit

The ultimate eyebrow makeover in one handy case? brow fillers, under-brow highlighter, applicator, tweezers and mirror. The shades are natural and light and will help you fix up any mistakes. The tweezers will come in handy ? we can guarantee it! ($55)

L?Oreal Shock Proof Extreme Wear Nail colour in Sheer Ivoire Cr?me

Fast change colour for the girl in the know. This is impressive ? one single coat, no base, no top coat ? just one stroke will last for days. ($11)

Shiseido Eraser Pencil

This clever stick removes lipstick and eye make-up mistakes without disturbing foundation. A waxy, invisible pencil that glides on and considerably softens yucky smudges. ($30)

BeneFit Ooh La Lift

What does it do? This will de-puff and firm the under-eye area. It is a silky and light product that will leave your eyes looking fresher and lighter. There is no way that your eyes will look like that have just done a hard days work. ($32)

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