The power of the ponytail is undeniable—how many other hairstyles can switch between gym-ready athleticism, red-carpet glamor and middle-of-the-road multitasking just by changing its position and tension? Of course, one of the easiest ways to elevate a ponytail is to literally lift it up to new heights. Anya Taylor-Joy’s high ponytail, for example, wrapped in a goth-glam hair cuff, looks completely different than if it were attached to her neck instead. That’s what makes the style so exciting (and very versatile) — it’s the details that make the difference, and Taylor-Joy is nothing if not meticulous about details.
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Anya Taylor-Joy’s Sky High Ponytail
The soaring ponytail was the centerpiece of Taylor-Joy’s red carpet look at the premiere of The Menu, her latest film. Perfectly fitting the mysterious, creepy vibe of the new horror film, the star appeared in a lacy black mini dress and cage-style opera gloves straight from the Christian Dior SS23 RTW runway. Accented by Tiffany & Co. jewels and towering black pumps, the look is dark, dramatic and more than a little exciting. Of course, it’s her expertly applied makeup and head-turning hair that ties the entire aesthetic of the event together and takes it all straight to the next level.
Anya Taylor-Joy’s sleek high ponytail
Celebrity make-up artist Georgie Eisdell – who regularly works with Taylor-Joy alongside other A-listers such as Sophie Turner, Dakota Johnson and Thandiwe Newton – created the moody makeup for the evening, all built around deep, deep red lipstick that pierces through the actor’s beautifully pale, shiny skin. In a behind-the-scenes Instagram post, Eisdell revealed that she used Dior Contour Lip Liner in 884 and CélèbreRouge Dior Forever in 883 Forever Darling on Taylor-Joy’s lips. Interestingly, she also shares that she actually applied cult favorite Dior Addict Lip Glow to Taylor-Joy’s eyelids, giving them a high-shine luminous effect.
After three coats of Dior mascara, Taylor-Joy was ready for hair, courtesy of celebrity hairstylist Gregory Russell. Pulling her long, silver blonde locks back into a high ponytail placed right at her crown and black hair cuff, Russell’s creation is exciting, dramatic and more than a little powerful. Is it too early to hope for a Black Swan remake starring Taylor-Joy?