As the temperatures rise so does our inclination to pull our hair up and off our necks, and what’s more chic than a timeless ponytail? For decades women have relied on this timeless updo, and here to remembers 10 “tails” that have stood the test of time. Click through for the inspiring styles.
1. Sandra Dee, 1960s
Bikini-clad and boy-crazy as Gidget in the 1959 film, Sandra Dee’s girlish ponytail is the epitome of surfer chic.
2. Audrey Hepburn, 1950s
Ever the picture of perfection, Audrey Hepburn kept it simple and elegant with a polished pony.
3. Cher, 1970s
Not one to shy away from eccentric or flashy fashions, Cher is all about the drama with this sleek, Cleopatra-esque ponytail.
4. Madonna, 1980s
In this cone-shaped bustier and braided ponytail on stage during her “Blonde Ambition” tour, Madonna takes the throne as Queen of Pop.
5. Sarah Jessica Parker, 1990s
As the poster-girl for city chic, Sarah Jessica Parker balances her hyper-trendy fashion statements with a low-maintenance ponytail as Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City.
6. Jennifer Lopez, 2004
Equal parts glamour-girl and girl-next-door, Jennifer Lopez is channeling her inner “Jenny from the block” in this simple, wisp-heavy ponytail.
7. Gwen Stefani, 2005
Straying from her typical Marilyn Monroe curls, Gwen Stefani updates her signature platinum-hair-red-lips combination with the sculpted volume of this sleek style.
8. Blake Lively, 2009
The envy of short-legged, short-haired women everywhere, Blake Lively looks like a modern goddess with her long braided ponytail on the red carpet at the 2009 Emmy Awards.
9. Drew Barrymore, 2009
It’s hard to keep up with the many changes in haircolor and cut that style chameleon Drew Barrymore has tried out over the years — but who could forget the flippy retro ‘do she wore at the world premiere of He’s Just Not That Into You? Paired with lush lashes and a pastel pink pout, it doesn’t get more 1950s-flirty than this.
10. Lady Gaga, 2011
While a comparitively tame hairstyle for Lady Gaga, this super-high ponytail bears a remarkable resemblance to that of Madonna as previously pictured. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery though, right?