Hot Hair Trend: Cannes 2012

In late May at the Cannes Film Festival, celebrities showed off an easy, yet stylish summer hair trend. Different takes on a classic ponytail were worn by many stars at various Cannes red carpet events. The ponytail may not seem like the typical or obvious choice for a formal occasion like the events in Cannes, but the stars proved that the simple hairstyle was an unexpected and great way to complement their glam dresses.

Reese Witherspoon showed off her growing baby bump in a black number and classic pony with her bangs styled to the side.

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Freida Pinto wore the pony tail trend twice at Cannes for different events. At an event for her new film “Desert Dancer,” Freida chose a messy, high ponytail with her bangs loosely draping her face.  To finish the look, her hair was wrapped around the ponytail band. At the “Rust and Bone” premier, she went with a volumized version of a high pony. Which look do you like best on Freida?

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Natasha Poly’s low ponytail looked elegant and sleek.   She wore a deep side part and dramatic eye makeup to pull together this sophisticated look.

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Model, Doutzen Kroes went with a textured, wavy pony that was fun and youthful.

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Slightly more creative and unconventional, Marion Cotillard wore a twisted side pony with bohemian inspiration for an event for her film “Rust and Bone.”

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Diane Kruger chose a wavy, high ponytail accessorized with a black hair band.


Cannes Film Fest kicked off a new spring/summer trend that proved that ponytail styles are no longer just for everyday wear. You too can pull off the trend for your next event or night on the town. Glam up your look and find your best ponytail style by wearing yours low at the neck, high up, accessorize with clips or cuffs, or add texture with waves/curls.

Which celebrity do you think wore the Cannes pony trend the best?


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