Why the Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Waves Are Dead, and It’s All About the High Ponytail Now

Victoria Secret Angels prove why the high ponytail is your next holiday go-to look.


When it comes to beauty looks, the Victoria’s Secret Angels are all about a signature look and sticking to it: glowing, dewy skin, sunkissed glows, glossy lips, and, of course, messy, bombshell waves. But as the final weeks of 2017 come to a close, we may have a new Angel signature, just in time for the holiday season: the tight, slicked-back, not-so-preppy high ponytail.

Last night, Taylor Hill, Lais Ribeiro and Elsa Hosk all stepped out on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show viewing party red carpet in sleek, high ponytails, with each Angel taking on her own unique variation of the hairstyle and, in turn, proving that the power ponytail is your next go-to look this season.

Hill flaunted a rather dramatic look with her swept back brunette locks, paired with a red, black and white striped Mugler dress and chandelier statement earrings sporting a dramatic, smokey cat eye by makeup artist Carolina Gonzalez. The model playfully joked on Instagram stories about chopping off her hair into a model-approved lob, but seemed to be plenty pleased with the long ponytail when working the red carpet.

Swedish model Hosk, who recently ditched her long, platinum locks for an aforementioned lob (perhaps where Hill got her potential inspiration from) opted for a more playful approach. With makeup artist Vincent Oquendo painting a glittered golden cat eye with a nude lip, hairstylist Benoit Moeyaert helped to create a faux high pony with tousled curls to finish off Hosk’s ’60s inspired ‘do.

Taking a more natural approach, Ribeiro proved that dewy skin and a vibrant red lip were the ultimate beauty accessories to her messy ponytail, which paired well with her simple black velvet dress for a look that screamed ’90s chicness.

And while the remaining Angels like veterans Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel stayed true to their polished waves and sleek curls, it’s likely only a matter of time until they take note of the newbies and go for a power pony of their own.

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Revealing the secret to her everyday glowing skin, model Lily Aldridge shares that, “I do sheet mask every day! They are so great when you are at home. My daughter thinks they are hilarious.”


Portuguese beauty Sara Sampaio makes the case for bold makeup, debunking, “That you can’t wear an eye and lip at the same time. You should always do whatever makes you happy—and there’s a lot of cool make-up looks that include both!”


On the perfect lipstick application, model Adriana Lima says, “For lipstick longevity, you apply it and blot three times for the color to stick.”


For Swedish supermodel Elsa Hosk, epson salt proves to be her best kept beauty secret.


For a natural approach to sun care, model Stella Maxwell shares that,”Eating right is a natural defense against the sun. Sweet potatoes, dark chocolate, pomegranates, leafy greens, almonds, and teas all help against the sun.”


Model Jasmine Tookes tackles dry skin by sharing that,” Vitamin E pills will help moisturize your skin. I pop them open and use them on my face at night when my skin feels really dry.”


French beauty Camille Rowe uses avocados for all things beauty and health, sharing that,” I eat a lot of healthy fats. I’ll have an avocado a day. I also put them on my face and in my hair.”


Danish beauty Josephine Skriver reveals that, “blotting papers. Even if you have nothing on, you can still look fresh”, for a low maintenance beauty tip.


Model Lais Ribeiro makes the case for hydration revealing that,”water hands down, it really makes the difference for skin, hair, mood…everything!”