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by on September 19, 2011

You can always count on the ponytail to be reinvented with each passing season. It comes in all shapes and sizes from bushy to sleek, high to low and can have curls, extensions or braids. For Spring 2012, designers looked east for inspiration. With a knot on the top and ponytail on the bottom, samurai hair is both chic and low maintenance. It’s been my go-to face washing hairstyle for years. Click through to see photos from all the labels on board.

#NYFW Beauty Trend: Samurai Hair

Yigal Azrouël made sure his models’ samurai ponies were extra sleek to match the refined-sexy mood of his Spring 2012 collection.


Contributed by Amanda Gabriele

I stole my first pair of platforms from the Spice Bus in 1997 when Anglophilia was all the rage. Collector of vintage bags, vinyl and kitchen appliances. My dream of becoming a butcher is momentarily on hiatus so I can teach you how to wear muumuus and apply false eyelashes. Follow me on Twitter @CrystlMeatballs.