Kristin Ess, the genius behind Lucy Hale's gorgeous hair, will never cease to amaze me. Not only are her creations to die for, but they also are fairly easy to re-create in the comfort of our own homes. Recently, she started sharing quick tutorials on her Instagram page, and one of them particularly caught my eye — so much so, actually, that I immediately shared it with my girlfriends. She calls it the half-knot pony.
In only a couple of minutes, this incredibly simple hack completely changes the look of a simple ponytail, giving it a polished yet glamorous look that is fit for any occasion, from a casual Sunday brunch to a fancy evening out. All you'll need to re-create this hairstyle is two clear elastics and a hair clip. But the best thing about this upgraded ponytail is that it works as well on long hair as it does on lobs.