As a young girl, there are few greater moments than standing in front of a mirror, armed with elastic holders or scrunchies and gathering your locks into a ponytail hairstyle. Why? Because it's one of the simplest looks that doesn't require the skills of a professional ... or does it?
John Barrett has expanded the services at his New York City salon to include a new Ponytail Bar, where 50 bucks can get you a braided, sculpted, high or low pony ($100 for clip-in extensions). At first you may ask, "Who needs help creating this easy (and summer-appropriate) 'do?" However, Barrett has already had much success looping and twisting clients' hair into celebrity-inspired plaits at his Braid Bar. And a few Vogue editors recently joined Barrett's pony party -- whipping their hair back and forth in approval.
While we certainly tip our rat-tail comb to the hair pro for introducing another ingenious concept to the beauty world, we want to empower you to recreate salon-worthy ponytails at home. Click through the slideshow below to see how celebs like Katy Perry, Diane Kruger and Salma Hayek sport the pony. Plus, our hair product and tools picks.