"There have never been so many ponies in the stable of styling," cracks Paul Mitchell Editorial Director Lucie Doughty. She gives instructions for her favorites here.
Who's it for? Girls looking for a cute change from the updo for an outdoor get-together.
Celeb connection: Portia De Rossi.
Step 1: Blow-dry with Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam.
Step 2: Twist sides of hair back loosely and combine in a low, loose ponytail, leaving out a few pieces around the face.
Step 3: Wrap a piece of hair from the ponytail around the band and pin in place. Curl ponytail using a large-barrel curling iron.
Step 4: Finish by combing fly-aways and spray with Paul Mitchell express Style Hold Me Tight hair spray.
Who's it for? Ladies at the wine bar.
Celeb connection: Sandra Oh.
Step 1: Gather and pull hair across the middle of the head so it's all on one side. Use bobby pins down the middle of the head to secure.
Step 2: Start to roll the unpinned hair into the center.
Step 3: Starting at the top, roll hair vertically into the center of the head to cover the pins.
Step 4: Secure rolled hair with bobby pins.
Step 5: Keep rolling hair in until you reach the nape. Secure firmly in the nape, and leave the tail hanging.
Who's it for? Women roaming the farmers' market and Starbucks.
Celeb connections: Nicole Ritchie, Kate Hudson, Kate Bosworth.
Step 1: Blow-dry using Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam
Step 2: Lightly spray the hair with Paul Mitchell Express Style Worked Up hair spray, and in one-inch sections add movement with a large-barrel curling iron.
Step 3: Make a side parting, and pull the hair into the nape using your fingers.
Step 4: Using a band, secure the ponytail once around. On the second time, bring the hair part-way through.
Step 5: Use bobby pins to pin random pieces and create an undone look.
Step 6: Finish with Paul Mitchell Express Style Hold me Tight hair spray.
Step 7: If you like, add headbands or a scarf for a retro look.
Who's it for? Edgy girls who wear designer duds.
Celeb connection: Lindsay Lohan.
Step 1: Blow-dry using the Paul Mitchell 427 Paddle Brush and Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum.
Step 2: Tease a small triangular section on top to create fullness.
Step 3: Pull the hair back and to one side in a low ponytail, leaving out the top teased triangle.
Step 4: When the ponytail is secured with a band, lightly bring over the top section and wrap the end of the hair with a band.
Step 5: Pull out pieces to achieve a worn-in, loose look.
Sleek and Low
Who's it for? Clients going for a runway model look.
Celeb connections: Mischa Barton, Charlize Theron.
Step 1: Blow-dry damp hair using the Paul Mitchell 427 Paddle Brush and Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum.
Step 2: Section the hair from ear to ear and clip it out of the way.
Step 3: Pull the rest of the hair back into a low, sleek and smooth ponytail at the base of the neck.
Step 4: Use a comb to smooth fly-aways, and spray with Paul Mitchell Express Style Hold Me Tight hair spray.
Step 5: Smooth down front sectoin and comb hair flat to the head. Then wrap the ends of the hair around the ponytail.
Step 6: Smooth and spray with hair spray again.
Who's it for? Ladies wanting a whimsical, romantic look for lunch, shopping or whatever!
Celeb connection: Kiera Knightly.
Step 1: Apply two to three pumps of Paul Mitchell Quick Slip to hair and power-dry using fingers to add texture and movement.
Step 2: When dry, lightly spray with Paul Mitchell Spray Wax.
Step 3: Gather all the hair in your fingers just below the crown, and use your fingers to comb in.
Step 4: Texturize pieces of hair within the ponytail.