The moment Deepika Padukone strutted into Bollywood with those legs for days, she won many, many titles - and hearts - in the bargain. She's been called astylista for her impeccable appearances, a role model for taking a stand on many issues ranging from depression to Padmavat and now, ponytail professional because, hot damn, does this lady look phenomenal in a ponytail or what. Not only does Deepika have shampoo ad-worthy hair (she advertises a hair oil), it looks great up or down - and that makes us a teeny tiny bit jealous.
If you aren't quite convinced yet, these latest pictures of the 32-year-old actress will serve as proof. Deepika appeared with sister Anisha Padukone on Vogue BFFs with host, Neha Dhupia. Along with the two making for an adorable sister act, it was Deepika's look that had our attention, no surprises there. Deepika styled her Rosetta Getty gingham dress over jeans with a bold red lip and a centre-parted ponytail with bouncy waves. We always knew that ponytails were perfect to pull together on hurried mornings but for a show-stopping event? Trust Deepika to make it possible.
While her recent hairstyles have leaned towards crisp buns and slicked back 'dos, Deepika Padukone is an old hand at the ponytail. Just a month ago, she sported a similar look consisting of a messy mid-length ponytail, red lip and lots of leather for a photoshoot.
Then there was her eyeball-grabbing look at a fashion event where she paired a mind-boggling hybrid saree by Sabyasachi with a side-parted tousled ponytail, classic smokey eyes and nude lips.
Deepika doesn't shy away from styling her Indian wear with a ponytail too, like this sleek pulled-back one with a heavy necklace and gold Raw Mango saree.
I mean, who wouldn't choose a ponytail when it looks this good? Especially when paired with a bold colour-blocked ensemble like this one, it lends a subtle elegance without taking away from the outfit.
Even with a blush pink red carpet-worthy ballgown, Deepika wears her ponytail with pride, and dangling earrings. The sleek low ponytail at the nape shows just enough of her shoulders, without a hair out of place.
Last winter too, she wore her preferred hairstyle to perfection and paired it with muted gold pants and minimal makeup for an effortless chic vibe.
Enough reason to get on the ponytail bandwagon, stat.