The ponytail is a style staple, but for winter give it a creative edge - by adding a knot. Still simple and classic, if you have mastered a ponytail, the knot will take five minutes to create, and I promise you, it will turn heads.
Roughly gather your hair back, or to the side into a low ponytail, and then split hair into two equal sections.
Tie a knot in your hair. Keeping looping hair from right to left into another knot.
Pull hair tightly, and then secure the ends with an elastic band. Pin the ends against your head if hair is short.
To add texture, stretch out the knots to create loops, it will also help cover the elastic.
This style looks even better when you add dry shampoo. The day after washing hair, always prep with a dry shampoo it's adds texture and lifts hair at the roots.
Here is my pick of great sprays.
Bottom row: Redken Pillow Proof Blow-Dry Two Day Extender & Oil Absorbing Dry Shampoo, $40. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, $44. Kérastase Powder Bluff Aerosol Hair Powder Dry Shampoo, $44.
Top tip: The best way to use shampoo is not when you're in a hurry. Spray the formula along your roots in sections. Wait a full two minutes, before running through roots with a bristle brush. This allows enough time for the dry shampoo to absorb oils from the scalp, and not leave residue in the hair.